How long will it take?
Posted: 15th June 2016
Your claim for property damage can be commenced straight away and it depends on whether the owner of the vehicle at fault for the circumstances of the accident has property damage insurance or not as to how long the claim will take to be finalised. If there is a property damage insurance policy in place, then the claim can be finalised in a matter of weeks.
If there is no property damage insurance policy in place then a claim will need to be made against the driver at fault for your property damage expenses and the recovery process can take longer.
The length of time it will take to complete your claim for personal injury compensation will depend on the nature and extent of the injuries you sustained in the accident.
Following an accident, the most important steps are firstly making sure that all of your injuries are properly diagnosed and then obtaining funding from the CTP insurance company for the best medical and rehabilitation treatment for your injuries pursuant to the Motor Accident Insurance Act 1994 (Qld).
Sometimes people require operative procedures before rehabilitation treatment can take place.
The law specifies that in most cases your injuries will require 12 months to stabilise before a Medico legal Specialist can assess each area of your body that was injured in the accident.
Once your injuries have been assessed, we prepare a document called a Statement of Loss and Damage which is a document designed to tell the insurance company what your claim is all about.
This document is then served on the insurance company and your case proceeds to a settlement conference.
After we speak with you about the extent of your injuries we can give you an individual assessment of approximately how long your case will take based on your individual situation.