Cycling Accident Lawyers

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Cycling accident claims: what counts as a cycling accident?

A bicycle accident is any kind of on-road or on-footpath accident involving a bike, whether you are a cyclist, pedestrian, or motorist. These accidents can cause severe injuries and can be highly traumatic. Here are some of the common types of bicycle accidents we see.

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What kind of injuries are most common in bicycle accident claims?

So, what can you claim following your cycling accident?

How much compensation do you typically get for a cycling accident?

The amount of compensation you can claim for your bicycle accident can vary widely depending on the specifics of each case. In Queensland, the amount of compensation you’re awarded is determined by several factors, including the severity of the injuries, the circumstances of the accident, the costs incurred, and the long-term impact on your life.

The amount of compensation you’ll receive depends on so many different variables. The severity of your injuries will play a big part — if you have a long-term disability as a result of the accident, then that will call for more compensation than a short-term injury. If you claim for loss of income, your existing income and earning potential will be a large factor in determining the end number.

Your cycling accident compensation claim is time-sensitive. Here’s what you need to know.

In Queensland, there are specific time limits, known as limitation periods, for lodging a compensation claim following a bicycle accident. Meeting these timeframes is important to ensure you’re still eligible to claim compensation. You have three years from the date of the accident to file your claim. However, you will need to inform the at-fault party of your intent to claim within nine months of the accident or one month after you engage our bicycle accident lawyers.

Sticking to these deadlines is important to keeping your claim on track. Starting earlier can generally mean a smoother claims process for you.

The cycling accident claim process

The process of claiming compensation for your bicycle accident is going to look a little bit different for everyone. vbr Lawyers is here to make it simple.

What evidence should you collect when you plan to claim cycling accident compensation?

The more evidence you can collect following your bicycle accident, the better. There are a few different kinds of evidence that might be relevant to your claim. These are:

  • Any photos or videos you have of the accident or damage sustained in the accident.
  • Obtain a copy of the police once it’s available, or ask our bicycle accident lawyers to help you get one.
  • Collect the names, addresses, and contact details of any witnesses
  • We always recommend seeking medical advice as soon as possible after your accident, even if you don’t think your injuries are that severe.
  • Note the licence plate number, insurance details, and any details you have of the car or bicycle involved.
  • If you think there’s a possibility that there was a defect in your bike or equipment, it’s worth engaging an expert to look over it.
  • Check if any traffic or surveillance camera footage of the accident is available.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do immediately after a cycling accident?

Immediately after a cycling accident, you should prioritise your safety and seek medical attention, even if your injuries seem minor. Report the accident to the police, especially if it involves another vehicle or significant injuries. Be sure to document the accident scene with photos and videos, including all vehicles involved, road conditions, and your injuries.

Collect contact details from any witnesses and any other parties involved in the accident. And finally, consider consulting a lawyer experienced in cycling accident claims to understand your rights and the next steps for seeking compensation.

How long do I have to make a cycling accident claim in Queensland?

In Queensland, you generally need to notify the party at fault within one month of the accident if you’re considering making a claim. You must lodge a formal claim for compensation within nine months of the accident. As well as that, you’ll have three years from the date of the accident to start legal proceedings if necessary. These deadlines can vary, especially if the injured party is a minor or was not immediately aware of the injury. So, seeking legal advice promptly is important to ensure you meet all relevant deadlines.

What types of compensation can I claim after a cycling accident?

After a cycling accident, you may be eligible to claim various types of compensation, depending on the specifics of your case. This can include medical and rehabilitation expenses, loss of earnings and future earning capacity, pain and suffering, costs for care and assistance, and out-of-pocket expenses such as travel to medical appointments and bicycle repair or replacement. Each claim is unique, so the types of compensation available will depend on the details of your accident and injuries.

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