If you have suffered an injury as a result of a motorbike accident, whether as a rider or a passenger, you may be able to claim compensation.
Motorcycle crash compensation
Motorbikes have becomes increasingly popular in Australia, with registrations increasing every year. While all road accidents are devastating, riding a motorcycle can put you in a more vulnerable position than driving a car, and the size of a bike means drivers sometimes fail to take notice.
Shine Lawyers have experienced compensation lawyers who can guide you on what you might be able to claim from a bike crash. Motorbike accident compensation is often available for people who have suffered neck injuries, back injuries, spinal injuries and any other types of serious injuries.
The amount you receive depends on the extent of your injuries and what happened to cause them. This will be considered alongside hospital expenses, pain and suffering, loss of earnings, and other injury-related costs from your accident.
What is the motorbike accident claims process?
Every motorbike accident claim for compensation is different, however the below image gives a good indication of how the claims process works with Shine Lawyers and how you can access compensation following your injuries.
How much compensation can I get following a motorbike injury?
The amount of compensation you are entitled to depends on the nature of your case. Some clients can receive compensation into five or six figures. It is also possible to recover seven figures. It really just depends on your situation and the facts of your case as to how much you can receive.
Typically, compensation can vary according to:
- how bad your injuries are,
- your age,
- how much you have lost and will lose in wages,
- how much care you need,
- how much you have paid out of your own pocket,
Any damage to your possessions whilst on the motorbike or any damage to the motorbike itself can generally be claimed through your own insurance provider. It’s possible that in some cases the insurer agrees to pay for some or all of your ongoing treatment, so you are not out of pocket while you’re waiting for the claim to be finalised.
What can I claim motorbike accident compensation for?
Every motorbike injury claim is different, but generally, it’s possible to claim for things like:
- loss of earnings
- medical and hospital expenses
- pain and suffering
- Help you have needed at home (paid or unpaid)
A motorbike injury law expert at Shine Lawyers will be able to advise you what you might be able to claim for once they know more about your situation.
In most cases a monetary value is placed on the gap between your life path before injury and your life path since the injury.
Whether you’ve been riding a motorcycle for work or for other reasons and have become injured, contact Shine Lawyers or fill out the forms below to find out if you have a claim.