Recently, the Australian Lawyers Alliance lobbied and were successful in introducing legislation to ensure that harassing calls by claim farmers to injured persons was illegal.
For years now, car crash scammers have been harassing Queenslanders with relentless phone calls pretending to help them gain injury compensation from car crashes and will then sell their personal information to third parties.
The amendments to the Motor Accident Insurance Act 1994, which became effective as at December 2019, make this activity illegal with penalties of up to $40,000.00 for an individual who is prosecuted.
If you have been contacted by these scammers, or are being harassed to bring a claim, you should immediately contact any of the following:
- Your lawyer
- Motor Accident Insurance Commission – 1300 302 568
- Australian Lawyers Alliance – (02) 9258 7700
If you are genuinely injured in an accident that is not your fault, contact Wallace & Wallace Lawyers for expert and reliable advice on your rights and entitlements, on (07) 4963 2000 or through our online contact form below.