Cycling Compensation Claim Lawyers

Sadly, Queensland and Brisbane’s cyclists are more likely to suffer severe injuries following a road accident than any other circumstance. You could claim compensation if you are injured in a bike accident. Our cycling compensation claim lawyers help you know your legal rights and if you have a valid case, 100% No Win, No Fee.

Contact our personal injury lawyers now for immediate help. It’s free to start, and you owe us nothing until we win your case – Call Now 1800 700 125.

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Cycling Accident Lawyers Brisbane & QLD Wide

Every year in Queensland, about ten cyclists die, and approximately 6,000 seek medical treatment at a hospital emergency department due to a bicycle crash. About 40% of these happen off-road, and the balance is either on-road (driver negligence) or near a road. No matter how your accident occurred, Splatt Lawyers can help.

Our expert personal injury lawyers are experienced in acting for people who have suffered harm due to a cycling accident. We offer a free initial consultation, explaining your legal rights and what you can expect throughout the claim process.

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Your Legal Right to Claim Cycling Accident Compensation

In Queensland the Motor Accident Compensation Act 1994 protects the rights of injured cyclists when seeking fair compensation for their bicycle accident injuries based on several factors:

    • Who was the negligent driver
    • The accident circumstances
    • How serious is your bicycle injury
    • The impact of your injuries on your life and lifestyle

Additionally, under Section 109 of the Act, you have three years to submit a court application for bike accident compensation within three years of either:

  • The accident date of the injury or
  • The fatality date when the injury resulted in death

100% No Win No Fee Cycling Injury Compensation

Being injured in a bike crash through no fault of your own can be traumatic. You feel like your life has been turned upside down. At times like this, you need expert legal guidance to achieve justice, but at what cost? For 28+ years, our accident law firm has been helping injured Queenslanders get their lives together following motor vehicle accidents, with 100% No Win, No Fee legal funding.

It costs nothing to get started, and there are no ongoing legal fees during the life of your claim. Pay our fees only when you win and nothing if you lose. It’s the Splatt Lawyers’ No Win, No Fee, No Risk guarantee. Contact us now to know your legal options.

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How Much Compensation for Bicycle Accident Claims?

The value of bike accident compensation claims generally relies on the severity of the injuries sustained and their impact on your life, particularly your work capacity. How much you receive in a lump sum settlement relies on several factors, including:

  • Your pain and suffering
  • The cost of your medical expenses
  • Your future and past lost income and super
  • Travel-related treatment costs
  • Cost of home care

Our bicycle accident lawyers will let you know if you can lodge a claim and provide a compensation payout estimate for free. Contact us now to see what you might expect. Call 1800 700 125

Can I Make a Cycling Accident Claim?

You could make a bicycle injury compensation claim when a negligent driver causes you harm in a Queensland motor vehicle crash. Even if you are partly responsible, you could still seek cycling accident compensation and receive a lump sum payment.

For most bike accidents, knowing if you have a legitimate case and your right to compensation is tricky. Furthermore, there are many potential pitfalls throughout the claims process.

So, your best choice is to seek legal advice from a personal injury lawyer who will guide you step-by-step through the claims process. Thankfully, Splatt Lawyers provides a comprehensive free claim review to all Queensland bike riders injured in unexpected circumstances. Call Now – 1800 700 125.

Time Limits for Cycling Accident Claims

As with all Queensland personal injury laws, strict time limits apply to personal injury claims for bike accidents. Generally, swift action will lead to improved legal outcomes. Please get in touch with us immediately for expert legal insights.

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CTP Insurance for Bike Accident Claims

Every registered road user in Queensland has compulsory CTP insurance coverage (also called third-party insurance). The CTP insurer pays compensatory damages for the liable party when someone is injured by a vehicle. The popular QLD CTP insurers are Suncorp, RACQ, Allianz and QBE.

Third-party insurance provides cover for personal injuries but not for damage to a motor vehicle. If you have been harmed by contact with a car, truck, van, ute or other stationery or moving road user, you could have a compensation claim against the CTP insurance of the at-fault party.

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Public Liability Claims for Bike Riders

In some circumstances, your damages claim is not against a CTP insurance company. When your bicycle accident happens on a footpath, due to a pothole, or on private property (like a car park), you may have an insurance claim against the public liability insurer of the responsible party. In this case, we seek compensation from the insurer of your local city council or the property owner’s insurance company.

When you have been involved in a cycling accident, it can be complex to understand who is liable and how to access all your legal entitlements. To have a successful cycling accident claim, you must demonstrate that you were damaged by the other party’s duty of care failure.

Rely on the experienced public liability claim specialists at Splatt Lawyers to deliver your desired outcome. We have helped every day Queensland achieve justice for close to three decades. Please find out how we might help you – Call 1800 700 125.

Common Causes of Bike Accidents

Bicycle accidents can occur in a variety of ways, including (but not limited to)

  • Abrupt opening of car doors (car-dooring)
  • Motor vehicle drivers who cut off or fail to give way to cyclists
  • Careless drivers using a bicycle lane
  • Vehicles exiting driveways
  • Hit-and-run drivers
  • Drowsy driving
  • Intoxicated and drunk drivers
  • Car driver fails to stop at traffic lights
  • A Pothole bike accident
  • Offroad cycling accidents
  • Bike accident at home
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Common Injuries from Cycling Accidents

Physical harm from a cycling incident is often due to a fall. Sadly, striking hard concrete or a bitumen surface with your body can cause mild to severe & catastrophic injuries. Also, other physical damage can be caused by contact with a moving or static object (e.g., hitting a pole). Here are some of the frequent types of physical injuries for bicycle accident victims:

  • Arm fractures and broken bones
  • Leg and Knee injury
  • Head, Neck and Eye injuries
  • Brain damage or concussion
  • Shoulder injuries & dislocations
  • Cuts, abrasions and open wounds
  • Soft tissue injuries & bruising
  • Strains and sprains
  • Crushing injuries
  • Wrongful death

However you were harmed, first, seek medical attention. Ensure your doctor, physiotherapist, or other health professional keeps your treatment records. Also, clients of Splatt Lawyers with valid claims are eligible for our rehabilitation funding service.

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Get Legal Advice from a Bicycle Accident Lawyer

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What you do after a bike accident can impact what you can recover when you are claiming compensation for injuries or damages. So, it’s best to seek legal advice from experienced bicycle accident lawyers as soon as possible.

First, collect information from accident participants or witnesses such as – name, phone number, and driver’s licence. Also, It is also essential to gather supporting information, like photos of the scene and any damage. Be sure to notify your insurer immediately and the police, as your documents will form an essential part of your bicycle injury claim.

Our personal injury compensation team will help you know your legal rights and entitlements. Give yourself the best opportunity for a positive outcome by contacting us now for your free online claim reviewCall 1800 700 125.

What You Should do after a Cycling Accident

When injured in a cycling road incident, we recommend you follow these steps:

At the accident scene

  • Lodge a police report
  • Seek witness statements
  • Get driver details
  • Make sure you get photos and video of the accident scene

Following your accident

  • Get medical help
  • Lodge your police report (if you haven’t already)
  • Contact Splatt Lawyers for legal help with bicycle injury claims
  • Collate your evidence with our instructions

Bike Accident Claim Lawyers Near You

Wherever you live in Southeast Queensland, we have a bike accident compensation lawyers near you. Splatt Lawyers have offices in 8 convenient locations. Choose yours now:

Cycling Accident Compensation Claim FAQs

At Splatt Lawyers, you pay nothing to start your case. We provide 100% no win, no fee legal funding to all our injured clients, which means you pay no legal costs for the life of your case. Pay our fees when we win your case. Contact a bicycle accident lawyer now for your free claim assessment – Call 1800 700 125.

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A Queensland compensation case would rarely proceed to court. Splatt Lawyers have an out-of-court settlement rate of 99%. We would not go to court unless you instructed us to do so. Court outcomes can sometimes be unexpected and cost more than the value of your case. Our experienced personal injury lawyers resolve most claims by mediation.

Bike crash injuries can be severe, and it’s essential to understand who is the liable party. If a motor vehicle is involved, the careless driver is responsible. When you have a transport accident injury, sometimes, another party has made a negligent action like:

1) The company that manufactured the bicycle because it is faulty.

2) The municipal council of the accident location

3) Your employer if you were harmed using your bike for work or on the way to or from work.

In Queensland, all registered car drivers have CTP insurance coverage. If the driver of a vehicle causes you harm, and they are at fault, you have the legal right to seek injury compensation for your loss. It costs nothing for our bicycle accident lawyers to assess your case. 

You could still successfully claim personal injury benefits when you have contributory negligence. In this situation, you would be assigned a percentage of blame, and your accident damages adjusted accordingly.

Our experienced bicycle accident lawyer will seek to minimise your accident responsibility to improve your settlement outcome. 

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