Are you on the road very often? Based on statistics by the Motor Accident Insurance Commission, 2020 showed an estimate of 7000 Compulsory Third Party (CTP) Insurance claims were made in Queensland. Statistics show that 850 car accidents happen during afternoon rush hour each day and 78% of accidents caused spine-related injuries.
1. The 5 most dangerous roads in Queensland
1.1 Bruce Highway (Brisbane to north Queensland)
Did you know that the Bruce Highway is listed as one of the 22 deadliest roads in the world? The Bruce Highway is Australia’s only highway that made it to the list. Not only have we seen this highway finding its way to the news due to massive delays especially during the holiday season, but this highway is also known to be prone to frequent flooding as well.
With thousands of cars, trucks and motorbikes travel it every day, the main danger on this highway is the illegal and dangerous overtaking.
1.2 Pacific Highway
Considering that the Pacific Highway stretches from Brisbane to Sydney, you can imagine the number of drivers who would be fatigued while driving interstate or not driving to suit weather or road conditions.
1.3 Mains Road, Sunnybank Hills
Are you a foodie? Do you travel to Sunnybank often to satisfy your cravings? Many must think the same because Mains Road is one of the busiest roads in South East Queensland. Being typically heavy congested with high volume of vehicles, many intersections and locations for interactions between multiple vehicles, it is no wonder that Mains Road is among the top car crash hot spots in Brisbane’s suburbs.
1.4 Gympie Road
Gympie Road is approximately 19kms long and is one of Brisbane’s busiest roads. It is renowned for its heavy traffic, with irritated drivers changing lanes aggressively and erratically. Driving on this road during peak hours or near Shopping Centres? We urge you to remain alert and patient behind the wheel.
1.5 Warrego Highway (Ipswich to Charleville)
The Warrego Highway sees a lot of traffic from both residential and commercial vehicles. This highway is known to be high risk mainly due to the high number of distracted and fatigued drivers. This, as a result, causes safe driving individuals to suffer injuries and fatalities.
2. Can I make a compensation claim from a car accident?
In Queensland, it is illegal to drive your vehicle until you have paid your car registration fee. CTP Insurance is attached to the registration of your vehicle. It protects the at-fault driver against compensation claims from people injured in a motor vehicle accident.
You are eligible to make a compensation claim from an accident in the following situations:
- You were a passenger, the driver of the vehicle you were travelling on was at fault;
- You were a driver/passenger, the other driver was at fault and caused the accident;
- You were a driver/passenger, the other driver was drunk and caused the accident;
- You were a pedestrian/cyclist and was hit by a motor vehicle; or
- The at-fault driver hit and run.
After an accident, you must complete and submit a claim to your CTP insurer. Engaging an experienced personal injury lawyer will remove any uncertainties you have and relieve you of the stress you may be suffering. Let Ascent Lawyers be your worry-free legal solutions. Our expert and experienced team can provide you with advice tailored to your circumstance.
3. How much compensation will I receive?
The amount of compensation you can claim will depend on the following circumstances:
- The severity of injuries sustained;
- Your age;
- Your education background and occupation;
- Your employment status and your likely loss of income due to the accident;
- The impact on your work;
- Your health condition before the accident;
- The ability and experience of your lawyer.
Here at Ascent Lawyers, we will lodge your claim to assist you in seeking the compensation you deserve.
- Your initial consultation with us is obligation free;
- We provide No Win No Fee costs agreement;
- Unlike most firms, we do not charge an uplift fee;
- Our legal fee is capped at 50% for low compensation claims; and
- Where necessary, we provide after-hours and mobile legal services for you if you are unable to visit our office during business hours.
Strict timelines apply for compensation claims so please do not hesitate to contact Ascent Lawyers at 07 3532 6982 to arrange a Free Consultation with us today.
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Special notice: This article is for informational purposes only and cannot be regarded as legal advice. Please contact us for specific advice tailored to your situation.