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.
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 motorbike law. To find out more information on TAC Claims in Victoria, click here.
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.
Watch the video below for more information on how you can access compensation by bringing a motorcycle accident claim:
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.
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Common questions about Motorbike Accident Lawyers
The short answer is yes – strict time limits apply under Victorian and New South Wales law that can prohibit you from making a claim. Within Victoria, the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) allows claims to be lodged within a certain time period from the date of the accident. Please contact Shine Lawyers for further information regarding your entitlements and your eligibility to claim.
It’s important that you speak to a lawyer who is an expert in motorbike injury law that can advise you of your rights and lodge well within the time limits.
How much it may cost for you to bring forward a claim for compensation with Shine Lawyers depends on the work required to resolve your claim. You can be sure that if you bring a claim forward, you won’t have to pay our legal fees unless we win your claim at the end.
This is all part of our No Win No Fee guarantee. When one of our expert motorbike injury lawyers sits down with you and gets an idea of your situation and the facts of your case, they should be able to give you an indication at this point how much you could expect.
Generally, it’s the insurance company of the person or entity at fault that will pay you the compensation you need. The other driver or party at fault, individually, doesn’t usually pay anything out of their own pocket. Their insurance company generally handles everything.
The legal process can be quite complicated without good legal representation. As one of the biggest motor vehicle and personal injury lawyers in Australia, Shine Lawyers have the nous and expertise to take on the big insurance companies and get you the justice you deserve.
Shine Lawyers provide expert motorbike injury legal services and can assess your situation and ability to make a claim. To take the first step, simply contact us and we’ll have a chat about your situation and from there you can decide your best course of action.
The motorbike injury claims process can take anywhere from 12 to 18 months to finalise, however its possible claims can go beyond this if your case is quite complicated. It just depends on the facts of your situation.
A motorbike injury expert at Shine Lawyers should be able to give you an idea once they know a bit more about your situation – just contact us today to take the first step.
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 motorbike injury 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 lawyer. We’re experts when it comes to motorbike injury 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
- Gold Coast
- Hervey Bay
- North Lakes
- Stones Corner
- Sunshine Coast
Shine Lawyers are expert motorbike lawyers that can help you get the compensation you need following your injury on the road. We know that seeking legal help can take a lot of courage, however with Shine Lawyers 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 Shine Lawyers can help you.
Shine Lawyers also have accredited specialists in personal injury law across the nation:
Shine Lawyers are one of the biggest motorbike accident 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.
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 motorbike 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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