If you have suffered a quad bike accident, it's possible you may entitled to make a compensation claim under Queensland or Western Australian (WA) law.
How do I tell if I have a quad bike accident claim?
Quad bike accident claims can be complicated to litigate against. Your ability to claim compensation really depends on the circumstances of the accident and the nature of your injuries.
Quad bike accident at work
You may be able to make a claim under the workers’ compensation scheme if you have been injured on a quad bike whilst at work. An expert lawyer will be able to advise you on your right to make a claim once they know more about your situation.
Quad bike accident on the road
You may be able to make a claim under motor vehicle compensation law if you have been injured on a quad bike whilst on the road. An expert lawyer will be able to advise you on your rights after they know more about your circumstances.
Recreational quad bike accident
You may be able to make a claim under public liability law if you have been injured while using the quad bike recreationally. An expert lawyer will be able to advise you on your right to make a claim once they know a bit more about your situation.
What is the quad bike accident claims process in Queensland and WA?
The quad bike claims process can differ depending on the nature of your claim. The below image is good to give you a rough idea of the steps you can expect in the process.
What can I claim quad bike accident compensation for?
What you can claim for really depends on the how badly you have been affected by your injuries, and the facts of your particular case. It is possible to claim quad bike compensation in Queensland or WA for:
- loss of earnings
- medical and hospital expenses
- pain and suffering
- help at home (paid or unpaid)
In most cases a monetary value is placed on the gap between your life path before the quad bike injury, and your life path since the injury.
Watch our guide to compensation claims for more information on what's involved in the legal process and how you can access compensation following a quad biking accident:
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Common questions about Quad bike accident lawyers Queensland and WA
The short answer is yes – there are strict time limits under Queensland and WA law.
Under motor vehicle claims law this time limit is typically three years from the date of the accident – however there can be exceptions to this. It’s important you seek legal help as soon as possible after an accident in order to ensure your opportunity to make a claim is not lost.
Shine lawyers provide all compensation legal services on a no win no fee basis, which means you won’t have to pay our legal costs unless we win your claim at the end.
The legal costs differ depending on how complex your cases is, and a lawyer will be able to give you a good indication of this when they know a little more about your case.
In most instances it is the insurance company of the person or entity at fault that will pay you the compensation you are entitled to rather than the specific person themselves.
The person directly responsible for the accident doesn’t typically pay anything out of their own pocket as it’s all handled through that person’s insurance.
How much compensation you are entitled to differs depending on the circumstances of your case. As a result, it’s difficult to indicate how much compensation you can receive without knowing the facts of your case.
A lawyer will be able to give you a good indication of how much you can expect following your quad bike accident once they know a little more about your case.
How long a case takes really depends on a number of factors and it’s hard to give an indication without knowing the facts of your particular situation. Typically, cases take around 12 to 18 months to resolve, however it’s possible it can take longer if your case is complex.
A lawyer will be able to give you a good indication of how long a case might take once they know 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 quad bike 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 quad bike 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: