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Bike accidents and cycle crash claims

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If you have had a cycling accident, the injuries you sustain can change your life forever. You may not be able to enjoy life like you did before, or work in the same job you once did. The impacts can be devastating.

Due to restrictions in Queensland (QLD) and Western Australia (WA) we are prohibited from showing people in those states certain information regarding our legal services. If you are located in QLD or WA please click here for information on cycling accident law.

Often, the only way some people can regain some sort of normality is to make a claim for cycling accident compensation. If you decide to go this route, trust in the experience and passion of our lawyers to guide you through the legal process and put you back in control of your life.

What can I claim cycling accident compensation for?

If you have sustained a cycling accident and suffered injury as a result, you may be able to claim for things like:

  • Medical and hospital expenses
  • Loss of earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Help you have needed at home (paid or unpaid)

Our lawyers will be able to give you a really good idea of what can be claimed once they know the ins and outs of your case. Every case is different and there may be things unique to your situation that you can claim for.

Typically, a monetary value is placed on the gap between your life path before the cycling injury, and your life path since.

Compensation Diagram

How to tell if I have a cycling accident claim?

Whether or not you are able to make a claim for compensation following a cycling accident depends on a number of things like the extent of your injuries and the circumstances of the accident. It’s very hard to self-diagnose your ability to make a claim without speaking to a lawyer first.

No two claims are the same and it is possible that you may be able to make a claim under different areas of law depending on your circumstances.

Speak to one of our lawyers as soon as possible following your accident and they will be able to give you a thorough idea of your rights and ability to make a claim.

What is the cycling accident claims process?

The claims process differs from case to case, but generally speaking when making a cycling accident claim for compensation with Shine Lawyers, a person will move through the below process.

Claims Process Diagram

Bicycle accident lawyers

Shine Lawyers are cycling accident claim experts that work on a No Win No Fee basis. You won’t have to pay our legal costs unless we win your claim at the end. Our initial consultations are always obligation-free. You can have peace of mind knowing more about your rights and ability to make a claim without getting too deep in the process.

For more information on what's involved in bringing a claim for compensation, watch our step-by-step guide below:

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Our partnership with Cycling Australia

We have partnered with Cycling Australia to help support their work in advancing a culture of cycling in Australia and advocating for cyclists as a group. This partnership also gives us the opportunity to provide tailored legal advice to Cycling Australia members who’ve been injured on the roads. For more information on becoming a Cycling Australia member please click here.

Our offer to you

  • Obligation-free consultation to assess your case confidentially

  • Claim assessment process where we will explain all of the options available to you

  • We can come to you - if you can't make it into the office we're more than happy to come to you

  • No Win No Fee arrangement

Common questions about Bike accidents and cycle crash claims

There are strict time limits when it comes to cycling accident claims. Please contact Shine Lawyers for further information regarding your entitlements and your eligibility to claim.

It’s always best to seek legal help as soon as possible following a cycling accident, so that your rights are not lost due to a missed time limit.

Shine Lawyers provide all cycling accident claim services on a No Win No Fee guarantee, which means you won’t ever have to pay our legal fees unless we win your claim.

The legal costs themselves depend on how complicated your case is and the work required to make your claim a success. A lawyer should be able to give you a good indication once they know a little bit more about your case.

How much compensation you are entitled to depends on a range of factors unique to your situation.

These factors include:

  • Your age
  • How bad your injuries are
  • How much you have, or will lose in wages
  • How much care you will need
  • How much you have paid out of your own pocket

Once our lawyers know the ins and outs of your case they should be able to give you a good indication of what to expect, but it’s important we know the full scope of your injuries and the effect they will have on your life first.

It’s common misconception that the person at fault will be the ones that end up paying you the compensation you deserve.

Typically, it’s the insurance company of the person at fault that will pay you the compensation rather than the individual themselves.

Serious injuries suffered from a cycling accident where liability is hard to establish can take much longer than less significant injuries. It just depends on the nature of a claim as to how long it can take within the justice system.

Our lawyers will be able to give you a good indication of how long the claim may take from the obligation free first consultation, where we will find out more about your case.

It is possible to legally represent yourself when making a compensation claim. Doing so successfully will likely require a thorough understanding of the law, your legal rights and entitlements, and a commitment to actively pursue the case to move it forward.

Most people making cycling accident compensation legal claims choose not to act for themselves and instead engage an expert compensation lawyer. The best compensation lawyers can provide the knowledge and experience required to help guide a case to a successful outcome.

Where you are located isn’t necessarily a barrier when it comes to obtaining the services of a cycling accident lawyer. We’re experts when it comes to these types of claims and we can help you get the compensation you deserve.

It doesn’t matter if you are located close or far away from a Shine Lawyers office – we will always provide the same, expert advice and manage your claim with the same level of quality and commitment.

Our compensation experts are in the following locations:


New South Wales


Western Australia

Our lawyers are accident claim experts that can help you get the compensation you need following your injury on a bike. We know that seeking legal help can take a lot of courage, however you can be sure we’ll do everything we can to make you feel at ease.

Click on the link below for more information about how we can help you.

Why you should choose us to handle your cycling accident compensation claim

Hear from some of our clients

History of Shine Lawyers

The Shine Lawyers team

Our lawyers also have accredited specialists in personal injury law across the nation:

cyclist lawyers Victoria

Stuart Le Grand, Melbourne

cyclist accident lawyers New South Wales

Ron Kramer, Fairfield
Susan Newman, Sydney
Zlatko Mackic, Liverpool

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Jodie Willey, Brisbane
Kathryn Rayner, Townsville
Melissa O’Neill, Brisbane
Roger Singh, Brisbane
Simon Morrison, Brisbane

We’re one of the biggest litigation firms in Australia and have the experience and nous to go up against the big insurance companies and get you the result you are looking for following your cycling accident.

You will have your own go-to team, who are always available to chat and who understand that explaining things in plain English to you is important.

We provide all of our compensation legal services on a No Win No Fee Guarantee, which means you won’t have to pay our legal costs unless we win your claim at the end.

Hear from some of our clients below who have been through the legal process with us.

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