If you have suffered an accident as a cyclist, whether on the roads or on the footpath, you may have a claim for compensation even if the accident was your fault.
Shine Lawyers have expert injury lawyers across the country that have acted for many people who have suffered due to a cycling-related accident. Our lawyers provide legal services on a No Win No Fee guarantee, which means you won’t have to pay our legal fees unless we win your case at the end.
Do I have a cycling accident claim?
If you have suffered an accident as a cyclist, there may be legal options available to you under Queensland and WA law. The extent of your rights and ability to make a claim depends on a number of factors, including the seriousness of your injuries and the effect it will have on your life.
If you have suffered serious injuries due to a cycling crash, it’s important you seek expert legal help as soon as possible, so that your rights are protected and that your ability to claim is not lost due to a missed time limit.
What is the cycling accident claims process in Queensland and WA?
If you have suffered a cycling accident and decide to pursue a claim for compensation, the process can be hard to wrap your head around at first. Every case is different, but the below image can help to give you an indication of how the process generally works and how you can access compensation after your cycling accident.
What can I claim cycling accident compensation for in Queensland or WA?
Depending on the circumstances of your cycling accident, you may be able to claim compensation for:
- Medical and hospital expenses
- Loss of earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Help you have needed at home (paid or unpaid)
A lawyer will be able to let you know what you might be able to claim for once they know the facts of your situation. In most cases a monetary value is placed on the gap between your life path before the cycling injury, and your life path since.
Watch the video below for more information on the legal process and how you can bring a claim for compensation:
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Common questions about Cycling accident claims in Queensland and WA
Generally, this time limit is three years from the date the accident occurs, however exceptions can be made and it is always best practice to seek legal help much sooner than this so that lawyers are given the best opportunity to build the strongest case possible.
The legal costs themselves depend on the complexities of your case, but a lawyer will be able to give you a good idea once they know a bit more about your situation.
Typically compensation can vary depending on:
- 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
The person responsible usually doesn’t have to pay anything out of their own pocket – it’s all done through their insurance company.
When you first speak to a lawyer and they learn about what happened, they will be able to give you a good indication of how long the claim may take.
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.
- Gold Coast
- Hervey Bay
- North Lakes
- Stones Corner
- Sunshine Coast
The below links contain further information regarding your legal options in Queensland and WA.
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Shine Lawyers also have accredited specialists in personal injury law in Queensland:
Jodie Willey, Brisbane
Kathryn Rayner, Townsville
Lisa Kinder, Toowoomba
Melissa O'Neill, Brisbane
Michelle Wright, Springwood
Peter Matus, Bundall
Roger Singh, Brisbane
Simon Morrison, Brisbane