If you have suffered an injury from a motorbike accident or <a href="https://www.shine.com.au/service/motor-vehicle-accidents/quad-bike-accident-lawyers/qld-wa/">quad bike accident</a> in Queensland or Western Australia (WA), you may be eligible to make a compensation claim.
Shine Lawyers have motorcycle accident lawyers in QLD and WA that work on a no win no fee basis, meaning you don’t pay for our legal costs unless we win your compensation claim at the end. Neck injuries, back injuries, spinal injuries, are just a few of the types of injuries that you may be able to make a compensation claim for.
How much compensation can I receive after a motorbike accident in Queensland or WA?
The amount of compensation you are entitled to depends on the nature of your case.
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,
Damage to your motorbike or contents on the motorbike can generally be claimed through your own insurance provider. It’s possible that in some cases the insurer will agree to pay for some or all of the costs for your ongoing treatment, so that you’re not out of pocket while you’re waiting for the claim to be finalised.
What can I claim motorbike accident compensation for?
Depending on your circumstances, it’s possible to claim motorbike compensation in Queensland or WA 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 tell you what you might be able to claim for after they know the facts of your case.
The motorbike accident compensation claims process in Queensland and WA
Each motorcycle accident claim is unique. However, the below video provides a simple guide to the steps involved in the compensation legal process:
How motorcycle crash compensation gets calculated in Queensland and WA
Depending on the nature of your motorbike accident compensation claim, in most instances a monetary value is placed on the gap between your predicted life path before the motorbike injury, and your actual life path since the motorbike injury.
This page is written specifically for a Queensland or Western Australian audience. Restrictions in these states prohibited us from showing certain information regarding our legal services, so if you are located outside these states please click here for information on motorbike accident law.
Related info: Map of Motorbike Accidents in QLD
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Common questions about Motorbike Accident Lawyers in Queensland & WA
Yes. Strict time limits apply under Queensland and WA law that can restrict your ability to bring forward a claim.
Generally, the time limit is three years from the date the accident happened, but there can be exceptions to this. It’s important you seek legal advice straight away following any accident so you understand your rights and entitlements.
Shine Lawyers work on a No Win No Fee guarantee for all motorbike claims in Queensland and WA, which means you will only pay our legal fees if we win your case at the end. As part of our service offering there are no up-front costs or out of pocket expenses.
Legal costs depend on the amount of work required to resolve your claim, which in each case can be different.
In most cases it’s the insurance company of the person or entity at fault that will pay the compensation you’re entitled to in Queensland or WA.
The other driver or party at fault doesn’t typically pay anything out of their own pocket, their insurance company handles everything.
The legal process in Queensland and WA can be quite complex without adequate legal representation. It’s best to seek advice from an expert motorbike accident lawyer as soon as possible following your injury so you can get advice for your specific situation.
Shine Lawyers provide motorbike accident legal services in Queensland and WA and can assess your situation and ability to make a claim.
The motorbike accident claims process in Queensland or WA can take anywhere from 12 to 18 months to finalise, however its possible claims can go beyond this if your case is quite complex. It really depends on the facts of your situation.
A lawyer should be able to give you an idea once they know a bit more about your situation.
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 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.
Shine Lawyers have offices in the following locations in Queensland and WA. As part of our service offering, home or hospital appointments can be arranged at your convenience.
- Gold Coast
- Hervey Bay
- North Lakes
- Stones Corner
- Sunshine Coast
Shine Lawyers are expert motorbike accident lawyers that can help you get the compensation you need under Queensland and WA law.
The below links contain further information regarding your legal options in Queensland and WA.
Shine Lawyers also have accredited specialists in personal injury law in Queensland: