A truck accident is when a truck collides with another vehicle, object or pedestrian. Commercial truck accidents can be especially dangerous on the roads with their massive size and power.
Car Accident Helpline has commercial truck accident lawyers that can provide advice on your rights and entitlements when such events happen.
Establishing who’s responsible in a truck accident can sometimes be difficult, especially if any evidence that could help your case is lost. When claiming compensation on a truck accident where it was not your fault, it will be crucial to take photos and gather information about the person responsible for the truck accident.
Try to collect the following details:
When the person responsible refuses or fails to provide these details, call Policelink on 131 444.
Making a trucking accident claim against the at-fault driver can be challenging, however, if you are serious about lodging a trucking accident claim, our truck accident lawyers can provide you with the advice you need.
Our lawyers will help you gather all the evidence and documentation you will need for your claim and assist you through the process.
To lodge a successful trucking accident claim it will be crucial to gather and preserve credible evidence to support the trucking accident claim.
Some examples of evidence that can help your case:
Car Accident Helpline lawyers will help you through the list of evidence that can be used as soon as you engage us on your case.
It is important to note, the Queensland law requires the person considering court action to give notice to the person or company they want to file the claim against.
Following this, a compulsory conference must be organised to identify and clarify the issues in the dispute, encourage a settlement of the dispute and to make orders and give directions that will be suitable to resolve the dispute.
Our truck accident lawyers will help you through this process.
When the initial settlement offer is not accepted at the compulsory conference, there is a 9-month window from the date of injury, damages or death to lodge a formal notice of claim form, or 1 month after hiring or consulting a lawyer to represent or make a truck accident claim.
Not meeting these time limits requires a reasonable excuse for the delay to be provided. If the reasonable excuse for the delay is accepted, then the normal 3-year limitation period applies.
We are available to speak to you even if you are unsure about whether you would like to make a trucking accident claim now and simply want an opinion about your rights or entitlements.
Call our lawyers on 1800 435 754 or fill out the form and we will get back to you almost immediately.
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Before you can commence legal proceedings for the trucking accident at a court registry, you will need to submit a form to the at-fault driver’s insurer. There is a 9-month window from the date of injury and damages to lodge your notice of claim form, or 1 month after hiring or consulting a lawyer to represent or make a claim. Not meeting these time limits requires a reasonable excuse for the delay to be provided. If the reasonable excuse for the delay is accepted, then the normal 3-year limitation period applies
It is advised that you get legal advice before lodging your truck accident claim. Reach out to our truck accident lawyers for help on what you should be claiming.
Typically it can take 12 to 18 months to settle a truck accident case, however it may take longer than this. The duration leading up to receiving your truck accident compensation will depend on the extent of your injuries or the damages you include on your claim.
Once you contact us, our truck accident lawyers will be able to give you a reasonable indication of the time it will take to get your truck accident compensation. Make an enquiry now.
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