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Motor Vehicle Accident Claims

Side-impact accidents, rear-end collisions, head-on crashes and other road accidents can cause devastating injuries leaving you requiring costly medical care. Did you know that you’re entitled to file a claim against the driver who was at-fault and hold them responsible for your expenses? This is because road-users are owed a duty of care by other drivers and cyclists.

If you have been injured in a car crash there is a chance we can help you claim damages for things such as medical expenses, loss of income and superannuation, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life and any care you needed while you were recovering.

We are also able to help you claim money to repair or replace your vehicle if it has been damaged.

A car accident can be both physically and financially devastating. When you’re already worrying about loss of wages and medical expenses, the last thing you need is to be worrying about the cost of a compensation lawyer. You’ll be pleased to know, therefore, that we operate a ‘No Win, No Fee’ system so you don’t have to pay us anything unless we win your case.

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident call 13 14 LAW now and let one of our Townsville personal injury lawyers assess if your case.

Medical Negligence

Sadly, it is not uncommon for people to receive negligent medical care which can lead to serious consequences.

Medical professionals including doctors, nurses, and technicians are obliged to provide standard of care when they’re treating you. If you received the wrong treatment, your condition was misdiagnosed, or you were otherwise harmed by the actions of a medical profession, you have a legal right to file a claim for medical negligence against them.

For example, if your illness has not been properly diagnosed and as a result you have been left with an injury then the doctor – or in most cases their insurer – is liable to pay you damages.

Such damages can be substantial for example in a 2015 case from the Supreme Court of Queensland a woman whose illness was not properly diagnosed was awarded $6.7 million in compensation.

 

Claims for medical negligence can also be made in circumstances where you have lost a loved one as a result of a doctor failing to fulfil their duty of care to their patients.

You do need be aware, however, medical negligence isn’t always the cause of a poor medical outcome. Sometimes surgeries which were expertly carried out still have bad results.

If you have been injured as a result of a doctor’s negligence, or lost a loved-one, call 13 14 LAW now or fill out a webform to book an appointment. Our compensation lawyers will need to listen to your version of events to ascertain if there is a valid claim against a medical professional.

Worker’s Compensation Claims

It is your employer’s responsibility to ensure that your place of work is safe. If this isn’t the case, and you are injured at work, or suffered an injury because of work, you are able to seek damages.

Work injuries can be devastating, and some can even take you right out of the work force. The Workers Compensation system is designed to help ease you back into work following an accident. It should also support you while you’re recovering from your injuries and provide you with the medical care you need. This entire system was designed with you, the worker in mind, and as such making sure you get fair compensation is a top priority.

In matters like this strict timelines apply so if you think you may need to make a claim it is worthwhile getting in touch as soon as possible – or risk missing a deadline which may negatively impact your case.

Often these claims will be dealt with by Work Cover Queensland.

However, we would always advise people to make contact with lawyers early in the process in order to ensure they get the maximum amount of compensation they are entitled to.

To get the ball rolling call 13 14 LAW and speak to one of our Townsville personal injury lawyers now.Top of Form

Abuse Law

The Queensland government is presently considering legislation which will state institutions with children in their care must ensure no child suffers abuse.

However, this will only strengthen the existing rights people have to claim compensation if they have been the victim of abuse – be it at work, at school, or even in a public place.

Teachers have a duty of care to their students and companies have a duty of care to their workers and everyone has a legal right to live and work in an environment free of abuse which leads to physical, or psychological harm.

To get the ball rolling call 13 14 LAW and speak to one of our Townsville personal injury lawyers now.

Negligent Professional Advice

When we visit a professional for advice be it be legal, financial, medical or some other, we naturally trust that the information they provide will be correct and that when they administer their services, it will be with an acceptable level of skill and care.

Professionals are typically sought out because of the reason that they are a professional in an area where the client has limited knowledge or skills.

What is professional negligence?

Professionals working in several areas have a duty to act with reasonable care and skill. If they fail to do so, then this can be classed as professional negligence and the client is entitled to make a claim for compensation for any loss they may have suffered as a result. One example is of an accountant making an error when providing tax services which ends up costing his client a large amount of money. Other examples are incorrect property evaluations and engineering mistakes.

Some of the professionals who are bound by this duty of care include, but aren’t limited to:

Financial advisors, accountants, medical practitioners, architects, builders, bankers, solicitors, computer consultants, veterinarians, real estate agents and advertising agents.

If you have lost money as a result of poor professional advice you may be able to make a claim against the person who steered you in the wrong direction.

For example, in 2015 a Queensland man was awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars-worth of damages after the courts found his bank had given him negligent professional advice in the lead up to the global financial crisis.

It is not just financial advisers who are liable. Under the law if someone is found not to have acted in a way which aligns with the professional opinion of their peers and this has caused you to lose out, they may be liable for damages.

To get the ball rolling call 13 14 LAW and speak to one of our Townsville compensation lawyers now. They can assess if there was a duty of care owed by the professional, if they breached that duty of care, and if the client suffered loss or damage as a result of the breach of duty.

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If you have been injured and you believe that someone else was to blame for your injury, you should contact a personal injury lawyer. You must act fast, as people only have three years from the date of the injury within which to bring a claim. There are other timeframes that may be relevant as well.
The amount that a person receives for settlement of their personal injury claim differs from person to person. There are a number of different factors that are considered when determining the amount a person should receive. The severity of their injury, the impact it has had upon their ability to earn an income, and any treatment they have needed in the past (or will need into the future) are all relevant.
The procedure for commencing a claim for damages for an injury differs depending on how the injury occurred. For example, the procedure for commencing proceedings in relation to a work injury is different to the procedure for commencing proceedings in relation to a motor vehicle accident. The best idea is to speak to a lawyer.
The amount that a person receives for settlement of their personal injury claim differs from person to person. There are a number of different factors that are considered when determining the amount a person should receive. The severity of their injury, the impact it has had upon their ability to earn an income, and any treatment they have needed in the past (or will need into the future) are all relevant.
Personal injuries claims can take longer than some other claims. This is because claims cannot be settled until the person’s injury becomes stable (i.e. it is not going to get any better or worse). It takes time for an injury to reach this stage. Also, there are timeframes set out in the legislation that can drag things out.
In Queensland, general damages (which used to be called damages for pain and suffering) are calculated by comparing the severity of the injury against specific pieces of legislation and/or previous cases.
A work injury/damages/workers’ compensation claim is a claim for damages for injuries that a person sustained in the course of their employment. If you have been injured at work and you believe that someone else was to blame for your injury, you should contact a personal injury lawyer. You must act fast, as people only have three years from the date of the injury within which to bring a claim. There are other timeframes that may be relevant as well.
In Queensland, the majority of personal injuries claims settle before ending up at court. In Queensland, it is quite rare for a personal injuries claim to go to a trial.
The amount that a person receives for settlement of their personal injury claim differs from person to person. There are a number of different factors that are considered when determining the amount a person should receive. The severity of their injury, the impact it has had upon their ability to earn an income, and any treatment they have needed in the past (or will need into the future) are all relevant.
The answer technically is yes, however it is not recommended. Personal injuries law is very complicated and it would be very easy for a person who is not a lawyer to make a serious mistake. Also, a person who is not a lawyer would not know all of the things that they can claim for as part of the injury claim.

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Our offer is simple. We’ll ensure you know what’s going on. We’ll advise you on your best interests and we’ll never give up on your cause.

This means together we’ll reach the best outcome possible. Our people live in this community and we’ve been here a good while.

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Win or lose, I am confident that the team supporting me will fight for the best possible outcome.

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I couldn’t have asked for a better result or service from a local lawyer. Strategic Lawyers Townsville was extremely professional and helpful in assisting me with my legal issues. They went above and beyond to represent me and negotiate with all parties to ensure the best result for me and my partner. I would definitely recommend these guys to anyone in the area!

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Our first appointment left us in no doubt that we had chosen the right lawyer. Justin listened to our problems, gave us options on what to do next and an estimate of the costs involved. He was courteous, knowledgeable and engaged. The girls on reception were very helpful and cheerful too. A very positive experience for us in difficult times.

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Outstanding customer service and attention to detail. I could very well strongly recommend the team at Strategic Lawyers Townsville for any legal situation, knowing they have a large support network with top-tier lawyers at their disposal. Without a doubt, I will use them again in the future and will not hesitate to recommend them.

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Amelia, 2023

My experience with Strategic was far better than expected. They were always knowledgeable, credible, professional, empathic, and organized. I am grateful they were on my team in an unfortunate period of my life. I was able to secure an excellent outcome.

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Renee, 2023

I’d like to thank Strategic Lawyers Townsville for handling my car accident claim in such a professional manner. The team stayed in touch throughout and provided emotional support when I felt overwhelmed by the process. This was a very stressful time in my life, and they always made sure I understood everything and kept me up to date on the status of my claim. I have no hesitation in recommending them.

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Strategic Lawyers Townsville handles all of my property-related legal needs. They cover the entire property cycle, no matter how large or small or complex it is. The team provides excellent service and is responsive, diligent, and reasonably priced. When it comes to property and development, the firm is the best in the business… highly recommended!

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