Have you been injured in a motorbike accident? At The Personal Injury Lawyers, we specialise in personal injury law, and we have extensive experience in cases dealing with motor vehicle accidents.
No win no fee motorbike accident lawyers
We believe every Australian is entitled to the compensation they deserve, regardless of their financial situation. This is why we often operate on a no win no fee basis. The no win no fee scheme is designed to give everybody the legal representation they need to access justice, and it works how it sounds – if you don’t win your compensation case, you don’t pay for the legal fees you incur. As experienced lawyers for personal injury cases and motorbike accident cases, we can assess your situation and help you identify whether you have a strong legal case. You can read more about our no win no fee service here, or speak to one of our expert personal injury lawyers by contacting us.
Am I eligible for a motorbike accident claim?
Your entitlement to a claim, and the type of claim you could make, will depend on the circumstances of the accident. Generally in Queensland, unless you were the only party at fault for an accident, you will be eligible to make a claim to recover at least a portion of the costs associated with your injuries.
What type of motorbike accidents are covered in Queensland?
Examples of causes of motorcycle accidents that can be covered in Queensland include: Being “car-doored” (when car doors are opened suddenly, too late for a rider to avoid) Other road users failing to give way to the rider Collisions with another vehicle, a pedestrian, or property. If you are unsure whether your accident will be covered, it is worth speaking with a personal injury law specialist to find out.
How do I make a motorbike accident compensation claim?
If you need to make a claim for injuries caused by a motorbike accident, you must be able to show that the accident was caused by or contributed to by another party. If this can been demonstrated, you can make a claim against the Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurer of the vehicle that was involved in the accident. Also note that before you make a claim, under Queensland law, accidents that result in injury to any party must be reported to the police, so this is a necessary step to take before lodging your claim. There are also strict time limits that apply to making a claim, so it is important to be aware of those and seek legal advice as soon as possible after the incident.
Trust The Personal Injury Lawyers with your motorbike accident compensation claim
Our experienced team is dedicated to personal injury law and has been successfully handling injury compensation claims for more than 30 years. We believe in building relationships based on trust with every one of our clients, so you can expect plain language, honest advice and hard work from your lawyer. Learn more about why choosing TPIL to help with your case is a good idea in our FAQs section.
FAQs about motorbike accident lawyers and cases
Whether you’re familiar with the compensation claim process or you are feeling overwhelmed by all the elements involved, you probably have some questions. We’ve tried to answer them for you here, but if you still have something you need to know that isn’t addressed, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team on 1300 782 202.
I was injured in a motorbike accident. Am I entitled to compensation?
If you were injured in a motorbike accident, you may be able to receive financial compensation. What type and how much will depend on the circumstances of the accident, and which party was at fault.
If the motorbike accident was my fault can I still make a claim?
If you were partly at fault, then you may still be eligible to receive compensation. The amount you receive may be less than what it would be if you were not at fault at all. If you were wholly at fault, then under Queensland legislation you are not eligible to receive compensation for any injuries you suffer. This rule varies from state to state though – for example, in New South Wales, you may be able to receive compensation under an accident notification claim. Be sure to check the rules and regulations in the state you live in.
What costs are involved when making a claim for compensation?
Costs involved in each claim may vary depending on what the circumstances are. Potential costs may involve lodging forms or obtaining medical records. Also, of course, if you win and receive compensation, you will be required to pay fees to your legal professional. Don’t worry though – legislation is in place to ensure all your deserved compensation doesn’t go straight to your lawyer. Read more about how legal fees are determined.
How long does a motorbike accident claim take?
When accounting for the different parties and time limits involved in these types of claims, the process can stretch for several months. Straightforward cases can often be resolved much more quickly than more complex ones where fault is difficult to determine. If you need an estimate on how long your case could take, it is wise to speak to your legal professional, as they will have a thorough understanding of the timelines and requirements of your claim.
Will I need to go to court?
You may need to attend court as part of your claim process. Reasons for your claim to be addressed in court may be: The CTP insurance provider is fighting liability of the driver of the vehicle they insure. You were unable to identify the other vehicle involved in the accident, so the claim must be made against the Nominal Defendant.
Am I able to represent myself in court when making a motorbike accident claim?
While you could represent yourself in court, unless you have a legal background, it is not a recommended course of action. Having a professional on your team can help make sure you don’t miss any essential deadlines and that all avenues of compensation are explored, so you can get the best result possible.
How much compensation am I entitled to?
The amount of compensation you are entitled to will depend entirely on the extent of your injuries and the costs associated with your treatment and recovery.
Who pays out the compensation for the motorcycle accident?
In most cases, the CTP insurer of the party or parties at fault will pay out the compensation.
Where can I get in contact with a motorbike accident compensation expert?
Our experienced team is always ready to help you out! Contact us by phone on 1300 782 202, chat with us or send an email. We have offices in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, so no matter where you’re based, you can easily access a motorbike accident compensation specialist when you need one.