Motor Accident Insurance Commission warns Queensland motorists of scam alert
The Motor Accident Insurance Commission is the regulatory body in Queensland for motor accident claims. The purpose of the Commission is to oversee the Compulsory Third Party motor accident scheme in Queensland as established by the Motor Accident Insurance Act 1994.
The Motor Accident Insurance Commission has issued warnings to Queensland motorists of some "scam" practices being undertaken in Queensland involving Queensland motorists.
Scammers are fraudulently telling motorists that they owe money for motor accident claims
The Motor Accident Insurance Commission has had reports of motorists being contacted by telephone with the callers seeking to obtain personal information. In some cases, the callers are fraudulently telling motorists that they owe money for motor accident claims and are asking for bank account details so money can be deposited into their account.
The callers are also encouraging motorists to lodge fraudulent claims with motor accident insurers. When they call, they often associate themselves with Government agencies, legal firms and insurance companies.
Queensland motorists should be aware that it is prohibited by the provisions of the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002 for legal firms in Queensland to tout or "cold call" motorists involved in motor vehicle accidents and encourage claims for motor accident injury compensation. If you are contacted unexpectedly by someone advising you that they are from a legal firm and they encourage you to lodge a claim for injury compensation, you should be aware that the caller is most likely fraudulent.
It is not illegal for Queensland motorists to be contacted by Government agencies or insurance companies regarding motor vehicle accidents. This can occur most commonly in relation to investigations being undertaken into a motor vehicle accident.
The Motor Accident Insurance Commission is advising Queensland motorists to contact their helpline on 1300 302 568 if they believe they have received "scam" call.
Have you been injured in a car accident, motorcycle, truck or other motor vehicle accident, or as a cyclist or pedestrian?
If so, then you need to speak to a valid personal injury lawyer who specialises in motor accident injury claims. Even if you have suffered what you consider to be only minor injury, it is important you realise that minor injuries now can turn into real problems later on when it may very well be too late to pursue a claim. You should seek legal advice now to ensure you are not placing yourself and your family at risk in the future.
In some cases, motorists, cyclists or pedestrians think that they may have contributed in some way to the traffic accident occurring and are then hesitant to make a claim for their injuries, but you should be aware that this is not in any way fatal to your claim. You are still entitled to compensation for your injuries for the negligence of the other driver involved, and if there has been some contribution on your part to the accident, then it will only result in a percentage reduction in your damages award.
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