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Motorbike Accident Compensation

If you’ve sustained an injury during a motorbike accident, you could be entitled to compensation. Whether you were driving the motorcycle or riding as a passenger, it’s worthwhile contacting an injury law expert to find out if you have a case – especially if your injuries have impacted your lifestyle or finances.

The popularity of motorbikes in Australia, combined with the inherent vulnerability of small and uncovered vehicles, means that motorcycle accidents are common. As such, the Sinnamon Lawyers team has experienced numerous motorbike accident compensation claims. Our lawyers take on these cases on a No Win No Fee basis.

The Motorbike Accident Compensation Process

The compensation process starts with you. It’s important to seek legal advice and launch proceedings as soon as possible after your motorbike accident. Time restrictions often apply to these types of cases. Delaying action for too long could mean missing out on your chance to make a claim.

Of course, your health and safety should be your top priority. Seek medical help immediately after an accident. It’s also important to make a police report if no officers attended the scene. You should always receive any urgent treatment and contact the police prior to seeking legal counsel.

Once you have contacted a motorbike injury lawyer about the incident, the process will generally unfold like so:

  1. One of our lawyers will speak with you to develop an understanding of what happened and your injuries.
  2. You will sign an agreement with your lawyer and they will begin putting together your case.
  3. Our legal team will compile evidence and build your case over a period of 6-9 months.
  4. We will negotiate with the other party/parties involved with the intention of reaching a settlement.
  5. We will complete the settlement and process your compensation payment or, if necessary, we will proceed to court in order to pursue the compensation you’re entitled to.

From day one to final settlement, a lawyer with experience in motorbike accident claims will work with you each step of the way.

What can I claim from my motorbike accident?

When making a motorbike injury claim, you are essentially making a claim for the difference between your expected life path and your current life path since the accident occurred. While some of the factors in this ‘gap’ are easy to quantify (e.g. lost earnings, medical costs, hospital bills), other claimable items are less tangible (e.g. pain and suffering, psychological trauma). However, depending on your circumstances, you are theoretically able to claim for all of these things.

What costs are involved in a motorbike accident claim?

Legal costs vary from case to case based on how long and complex the proceedings are. Choosing a firm that operates on a No Win No Fee basis enables you to pursue motorbike accident compensation without paying any costs upfront. Instead, all legal fees and associated costs will be calculated and deducted from your compensation amount after the successful completion of your case.

How much compensation could I be entitled to?

This depends entirely on the specifics of your accident and injuries sustained. Some motorcycle injury claims result in compensation amounts in the hundreds of thousands or even millions, while other cases lead to more modest payments. It really comes down to the severity of your injuries and how much financial loss you’ve incurred as a result of them. Other factors include:

• Your age

• The amount of care you require/have required

• How much money you’ve had to pay out of pocket in relation to the accident.

The key point to remember is that your compensation should fairly reflect the impact the incident has had on your lifestyle.

How long will it take to receive my compensation?

Again, different cases will come with different turnaround times. You can typically expect a settlement to be finalised within 12-18 months of launching your claim, though particularly complex cases can take longer to resolve.

If you have other questions about motorbike accident compensation, please call 1800 007 277 to speak with one of our experienced lawyers.

Please contact me regarding an accident

You can call us on 1800 007 277 or complete the attached form and we will call you almost immediately.

If you would like to tell us a bit more about your accident before we call you, please use the online enquiry form.