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Hit And Run Accident

Hit And Run Accident

  1. Do I have a Property Damage or Compensation Claim?
  2. How do I start a Claim?
  3. Time limits to claim
  4. How are hit and run accident claims different?
  5. No Win No Fee
  6. Why use a Lawyer?
  7. What if my hit and run accident occurred while I was working or on my way to or from work?

Do I have a Property Damage or Compensation Claim?

If you are a pedestrian or driver or passenger of any kind of motor vehicle that has been injured in a hit and run accident in Queensland that is not your fault, or only partly your fault, and the identity of the vehicle or person that caused the accident is unknown, you still have the right to claim compensation pursuant to Queensland laws.

If you have a loved one who has been seriously injured or killed in a motor vehicle accident involving a hit and run scenario, you may also have the right to make a claim pursuant to Queensland laws.

Even if the vehicle is unregistered or unidentified, a claim can usually be made against the Nominal Defendant, which is a Government insurer established through the Motor Accident Insurance Act 1994. 

Please note strict time limits apply to these claims so contact us now on freecall 1800 777 099 for an obligation free claim review over the phone.

How do I start a Claim?

Step 1
Collect as much information as possible regarding the accident. Download our free Motor Vehicle Accident Checklist.

Step 2
Contact ILQ on 1800 777 099 for an obligation free claim review over the phone or enter your details on our Obligation Free Claim Review Form and and we will contact you.

Step 3
→ Prefer to start your claim online?

→ Click here complete our online Online Accident Claim Form

→ Upon receipt of your Notice of Accident Claim Form we will contact you to discuss your potential claim.

Time limits to claim

If you have been involved in an accident we recommend that you seek legal advice immediately as you may lose your right to claim for damages if you fail to act within the critical dates.

It is a good idea to start your claim as soon as possible as the longer you take to start your claim, the harder it is to gather the information and evidence required to prove your claim.

Call us on freecall 1800 777 099 for an obligation free claim review.

How are hit and run accident claims different?

If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in a hit and run accident or have a family member that has been involved in a hit and run accident that has been caused by any kind of motorised vehicle, you will most likely have a claim for personal injury against the Nominal Defendant.

Please note that strict time limits apply to these claims. A claim form must be lodged within 9 months from the date of the accident. If the claim form is not lodged within 9 months from the date of the accident you will completely lose your right to make a claim.

If you have a loved one that has died or been seriously injured as a result of a hit and run accident, you may also have a claim.

At ILQ we will make you aware of all potential compensation claims that you are entitled to pursue so call us on freecall 1800 777 099 for an obligation free claim review.

No Win No Fee

At ILQ we understand that not everyone is in a position to pay a lawyer for upfront advice. That is why at ILQ there are no upfront legal costs or outlays.

Our ILQ No Win No Fee scheme is available for all motor vehicle accident claims. This means you do not pay for legal fees or outlays unless your case is successful.

In most instances, people who have been involved in a motor vehicle accident are suffering financially due to not being able to work or working on a reduced hours basis because of the adverse effects of their injuries.

This is why we conduct all of our personal injury claims on a No Win No Fee basis.

In many cases, a significant proportion of your legal fees and outlays can be recovered from the insurance company.

Why use a Lawyer?

If you have been a driver, rider, passenger or a pedestrian that has been involved in a hit and run accident that is not your fault, or only partly your fault, you have a right to claim compensation in Queensland.

Because it is in the insurance company’s interests to try and limit the amount of compensation you can recover, they will not advise you what you can claim and what your claim is really worth.

Insurance companies have their own team of lawyers who do everything they can to try and reduce the amount of your claim.

Without legal representation you will be at a big disadvantage when dealing with the insurance companies and their lawyers.

If you are involved in a hit and run accident in Queensland, it is critical that you obtain advice from a lawyer who is very experienced in hit and run claims to ensure that you are aware of all the benefits available to you.

As ILQ are very experienced in all kinds of hit and run accident claims, we make sure that you recover everything that you are entitled to at law.

And because ILQ operates on a No Win No Fee basis, you don’t need to pay any legal costs or outlays until your claim is successfully finalised.

In many cases,  a significant proportion of your legal fees and outlays can be recovered from the insurance company.

What if my hit and run accident occurred while I was working or on my way to or from work?

If you were injured while you were working or on your way to or from work you still have the same rights to make a personal injury claim against the CTP insurer of the vehicle at fault. You also have the right to make a claim on WorkCover Queensland or your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer to pay for your medical treatment and your weekly wage while you are away from work.

Call us on freecall 1800 777 099 for an obligation free claim review.

ILQ

A division of Litigation Law Queensland
We are passionate about helping people who have been involved in motor vehicle accidents and we love to exceed client expectations.

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