Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

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What is a motorcycle accident claim?

Motorcycle accident claims are compensation claims submitted following a road accident where at least one party — generally the person claiming compensation — was riding a motorcycle.

Motorcycle accident claims are complex and can be challenging to navigate, especially when dealing with the physical and emotional aftermath of an accident. So, individuals should seek advice and assistance from motorbike accident lawyers. We specialise in personal injury law and can help you manage your claim and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Motorcycle accidents can have a huge impact on your life. vbr Lawyers is here to make the compensation side of things easier. We've got your back.

What kinds of injuries are most common in motorcycle accident compensation claims?

What is Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance?

If a motorcyclist or another party is injured and the motorcyclist is at fault, the motorcyclist’s CTP insurance would cover the compensation for the injured party’s medical expenses and other related costs. If the motorcyclist is not at fault, they can make a claim against the CTP insurance of the at-fault vehicle’s owner.

What can you claim compensation for following a motorcycle accident?

You can claim for a range of losses related to your motorcycle accident. These include:

  • Medical and rehabilitation costs
  • Lost wages
  • Pain & suffering
  • Care and assistance
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Property damage
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Psychological injuries

How much compensation is typically paid for these types of accidents?

The compensation you might receive will be specific to your unique circumstances.

For example, let’s look at claims for loss of income. Imagine two individuals file for compensation covering the same timeframe for loss of income, yet one earns an annual salary of $50,000 and the other $150,000. The compensation awarded would significantly differ.

You can see how identical injuries can impact two people in vastly different ways.

So, elements such as your age, profession, earnings, and any pre-existing health conditions are pivotal in determining the compensation amount.

Motorcycle accident claims are time-sensitive. Here’s what you need to know.

There are strict time limits on how long after your motorbike accident you can claim compensation. There is a three-year time limit to make your claim. It’s worth noting that you will need to notify the at-fault party of your intent to claim within nine months of the accident or within one month of seeking legal advice.

The motorcycle accident claim process

The process for your motorcycle accident compensation claim will depend on your specific circumstances. Our motorcycle accident lawyers make it easy.

Talk with a lawyer

Get started by chatting with our motorbike accident lawyers. These initial chats usually take around 30 minutes, but we’ll give you all the time you need. We’ll find out exactly what happened and the steps you’ve taken so far.

Get a letter of advice

Within a few days of this chat, you’ll receive a letter of advice from your lawyer. We’ll create a list of recommendations for your motorbike accident claim. We aim to make these letters really easy to understand. If you haven’t done so already, we’ll first recommend getting medical advice.

Start the process

Once you’re happy to proceed, we’ll start the claim process. This process will vary for everyone, but if relevant, we always start by notifying the at-fault party and any other relevant parties, like CTP insurers or WorkCover.

So, what evidence should you collect following your motorcycle accident?

Immediately starting to gather evidence after your motorbike accident can significantly strengthen your claim. It’s important to document every step you take post-accident, as well as all important details of the incident itself.

Accident details

Create a comprehensive record of the accident details as soon as possible. This should include photographs of the damage and all vehicles involved. Note the time, location, and any other critical details, such as weather conditions and information about the other parties involved in the accident.

Vehicle information

Take note of the make, model, and registration number of any other vehicles involved. If possible, also obtain the other drivers’ driving licence details and insurance information.

Police report

Obtaining a copy of the police report can be highly valuable, especially if police attended the scene. If you’re unable to get this document, your lawyer might be able to help you.

Medical records and receipts

Keep a detailed record of all medical-related documents and receipts following your accident. This includes visits to your GP, hospital admissions, any form of rehabilitation or therapy, X-rays, scans, and consultations with specialists. Photographs of your injuries could also be beneficial.

Insurance correspondence

Maintain a log of all communications with your insurance provider and any other insurance companies involved in the claims process.

Damage documentation

Photograph any damage to your motorcycle, gear, or any personal property from different angles. Keep a record of any estimates or receipts for mechanical repairs or panel work.

Lost income evidence

Document any loss of income, including missed work opportunities, time taken off for recovery, or medical appointments. You may need to collect recent payslips and those from up to six months prior to the accident for comparison.

Relevant expenses

Beyond medical bills, gather evidence of all other expenses related to your accident claim. This may include costs for towing services, vehicle rental, transportation, or any other expenses.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do immediately following a motorcycle accident?

First, ensure your safety and that of any other parties involved. Contact the police to report the accident and seek medical attention if needed. If possible, document the scene with photographs and gather contact details from any witnesses. We recommend not discussing the fault at the scene. Contact a motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as you can to protect your rights and start the compensation process.

How can a motorcycle accident lawyer help me?

A motorcycle accident lawyer can provide invaluable support by evaluating your case, collecting evidence, and liaising with insurance companies on your behalf. We have a thorough understanding of the complexities involved in motorcycle accident compensation claims, and we work to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve for your medical expenses, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and other damages. We can also represent you in court if necessary.

What compensation might I be entitled to after a motorcycle accident?

Compensation depends on the specific circumstances of the accident and the severity of your injuries. Generally, you may be eligible to claim for medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost income, future earnings loss, pain and suffering, and property damage. A motorcycle accident lawyer can review your case to give you a rough estimate of potential compensation.

How long do I have to file a motorcycle accident claim?

The timeframe for filing a claim, known as the statute of limitations, varies across Australia but is typically between one and three years from the date of your accident. Failing to file within this period can mean you lose your right to compensation. Chat with a lawyer as soon as you can to ensure your motorbike accident claim is lodged within the statutory deadlines.

Will my motorcycle accident case need to go to court?

The majority of motorcycle accident claims are settled out of court with insurance companies. However, if a satisfactory settlement cannot be negotiated, your lawyer may advise proceeding to court to secure you the compensation you deserve. We’ll support you throughout the entire process, whether it’s just the negotiation of the matter or it escalates to court.

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