Queensland toll road operators
Hilton Bradley Lawyers have commenced a class action against Queensland toll road operators (collectively “Linkt”), seeking compensation on behalf of persons that used a Queensland toll road, did not pay the required toll “on the spot” and, as a result, were invoiced for and paid additional administrative charges (“Class Members”).
The class action alleges that Linkt has not complied with the Transport Infrastructure Act 1994 (Qld) and has unreasonably overcharged administration fees on unpaid tolls issued to Queensland toll road users.
Such administrative charges can amount to many thousands of dollars and cause hardship to those liable to pay them.Get in touch today
The law in Queensland permits Linkt to charge a “reasonable” charge for their cost of administering and collecting unpaid tolls.
However, when a motorist fails to pay a toll, Linkt charges them an initial administrative fee of $8.50 in addition to the toll and if that fee is not paid within 10 days, the administration charge rises to $23.81 for every notice.
Hilton Bradley Lawyers consider these administrative charges to be excessive and not reflective of “reasonable” cost as permitted by Queensland law.
As such, the class action asserts that the majority of administrative charges paid over the last six years should be refunded to Queensland toll road users.
You may be a Class Member if you paid an administrative fee on a toll notice or fine issued by a Queensland toll road operator in the last six years.
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