Motorcycle Accident Claim Compensation Lawyers

You have little protection when you are riding a motorcycle, which means you can be seriously injured when the unexpected happens and have a motorbike accident. If you are harmed in a traffic collision, you will need expert medical attention and a skilled motorcycle accident compensation claim lawyer to help you get your life back on track.

Splatt Lawyers have been helping injured motorcyclists with informed legal advice for nearly three decades, on a 100% no win no fee basis. Our motorcycle lawyers will assess your case, explain your rights and help you claim all your entitlements. Starting costs nothing, and you owe us nothing until we win your case. Call Now – 1800 575 023 or email us >

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What are the Facts About Motorcycle Accident Injuries? 

Road accident statistics show that motorcycle riders and their passengers make up a disproportionate number of traffic injuries and deaths compared to other motorists in Queensland. Motorbikes are approximately 6% of all passenger vehicle registrations but account for almost 20% of road crash fatalities. Similarly, of all QLD road crash hospital admissions, about 15% rode a motorcycle.

In Queensland, 1 in every 20 registered vehicles is a motorbike. If you are male and aged between 21 and 59, you are more likely to perish in a motorcycle accident, particularly when going for a recreational drive on the weekend.

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How Much Compensation for a Motorcycle Injury?

Several factors determine the value of your motorcycle injury compensation, the main one being – how much your injuries have changed your life. Generally, your settlement is meant to restore your life to normal after an injury, so the value of your compensation payment will depend on the following:

  • The severity of your injuries
  • How much financial loss you have suffered

When you start your claim, your motorbike accident lawyer will investigate how your physical and psychological injuries have impacted your lifestyle. Your damages calculation will consider the following:

  • Your pain and suffering
  • Loss of quality of life/Loss of Enjoyment
  • Past and future lost income
  • Past and future lost super
  • Medical bills and expenses
  • Injury-related travel expenses
  • Your cost of personal care

When you contact Splatt Lawyers for your free case review, your compensation solicitor will help you understand your entitlements and how much compensation you may receive in a fair settlement. It’s free to start, and you pay nothing until we settle. Call Now 1800 700 125.

100% No Win No Fee Motorcycle Accident Compensation Claims

When you agree that Splatt Lawyers manage your motorbike injury claim, you carry no financial risk, thanks to our 100% No Win, No Fee legal funding. Our No Win, No Fee, No Risk guarantee means:

It’s free to start your case

√ There are no legal costs or fees during your claim.

√ You pay legal fees when we win your case.

√ You owe us nothing if you lose.

√ We fund your medical reports and assessments.

√ We support your rehabilitation costs.

Unlike some personal injury law firms, we will not ask you to agree to high-interest rate disbursement funding. Splatt Lawyers will pay for your expert reports and rehab expenses until you win your case. When you receive an insurance settlement, we recover these costs. Splatt Lawyers do not charge a success fee or an uplift fee. This is our No Win, No Fee, No Risk Guarantee.

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Motorbike Accident Claim Time Limits

Queensland personal injury legislation imposes strict time limits on compensation claims for motorbike accident claims. Please know that what you do soon after a road accident will influence your results. Your best choice is to take swift action, which can lead to improved legal outcomes.

Contact us immediately for expert legal advice on your recommended next steps. Remember, you owe nothing until we win your case.

Can I Make a Motorcycle Accident Compensation Claim?

You could make a personal injury claim if you are injured in a motorcycle traffic accident because of another driver’s negligence. When successful, your damages will generally include medical expenses, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and loss of amenities.

Even if you are partly at fault for the traffic incident, you could still be eligible to claim compensation for damages. In this case, you would have contributory negligence. Our expert motorcycle smash lawyers would negotiate your contribution percentage to give you the best legal outcome.

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Who Funds My Accident Compensation Payout?

The Motor Accident Compensation Act 1994 established Queensland’s compulsory third-party insurance scheme. All road users in our great state have CTP insurance included in their motor vehicle registration. When you are harmed in a traffic crash, the CTP insurance provider of the vehicle at fault funds your compensation payout.

Knowing when a loved one or family friend is a negligent motor vehicle driver is reassuring.

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Who is At-Fault for Your Motorbike Accident?

Knowing who is at fault for your motorbike accident is a key question regarding having a successful personal injury payout. Depending on how your collision occurred, establishing blame can be confusing. Thankfully, your accident type (and what happened soon after) can sometimes make it easier to know who is the guilty motorist.

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What are the Two Main Types of Injury and Damage?

Two major legal claims for motorbike accidents are personal injuries and property damage.

  1. Personal injuries are those caused by negligent acts such as road crashes, assaults, and falls.
  2. Property damage includes things like vehicle collisions, fire damage, and vandalism.

How Can I Avoid Injury in a Motorbike Road Crash?

Motorcycle accidents are often fatal, so riders must take precautions when riding on public roads. The best way to avoid injury is to wear protective gear, ride defensively, and obey Queensland traffic laws.

  1. Excessive speed – motorcyclists can accelerate and manoeuvre faster than a car, meaning they can appear unexpectedly, giving other road users insufficient time to avoid an accident.
  2. Erratic driver behaviour – motorbike riders can weave in and out of traffic, travel on and off-road and change direction and location within seconds, appearing when least expected and being hit.
  3. Lack of protective gear – not wearing a helmet, boots, or other protective apparel leaves little defence if you come off your bike.
  4. Alcohol and substance abuse – Riding a motorcycle in traffic requires a higher awareness level than other vehicles. Compromising your judgement when influenced by alcohol or drugs puts you at risk.

You must know your legal rights if you are a motorbike accident victim. No one should suffer when another road user fails their duty of car. Ask our motorcycle accident lawyers for effective legal representation. It costs nothing to understand your legal position. Call Now – 1800 700 125

What you do after a motorcycle crash will impact the legal outcome of your claim for compensation. Therefore, you must get accurate legal advice right away. Following an auto collision, here are the recommended steps you need to follow.

1) Seek medical advice – If you’re suffering from any injury or illness, seek medical advice immediately. Documenting your injuries is vital to building a solid case against the negligent driver.

2) Take photos & video of the site after the incident. Evidence like skid marks and bike damage help build a compelling case.

3) Write down everything that happened, from when you first noticed something was wrong until the police arrived. Include details such as the exact location of the incident, the type of vehicle involved, the number of occupants, any injuries sustained by yourself or others, and the condition of the cars after the crash.

4) Keep these documents for at least three years.

5) Don’t admit fault – People are often tempted to apologise after a road incident, even if they were not negligent drivers. Apologising is like saying you were the at-fault party. Please limit your chats with other drivers and let your motorcycle accident lawyer handle these conversations.

6) Get witness statements – Please get a written version from anyone who saw the accident happen. If you have multiple versions of an event, having them all will create a more robust legal argument.

7) Get a copy of the police report – If law enforcement attends the accident scene, you will need a copy of the police report. This document will likely show who has legal liability for the auto collision.

8) Hire a skilled personal injury lawyer – Your legal result will rely on the experience and qualifications of your accident compensation lawyer. They will ensure you have a compelling case to lodge with the QLD CTP insurance company.

Motorcyclists have a higher level of risk when using Queensland roads than other vehicles. Their smaller size and lighter weight mean they have a greater risk when colliding with a truck, 4wd or other larger automotive.

For this reason, injured riders are often harmed in multiple parts of their body and require hospital care. Physical harm can be temporary or result in permanent injuries. Compound injuries can be catastrophic and life-changing, with a long recovery time.

Frequent types of motorcycle accident injuries include:

Motorcycles are popular vehicles because they offer freedom and independence. However, they also pose risks to drivers and passengers. Riders should follow safety rules and wear appropriate clothing and equipment to avoid severe injuries. Common causes of harm to motorbike riders are:

  • Negligent drivers with low awareness of motorcyclists 
  • Defective roads and other traffic hazards
  • Bad weather conditions
  • Drug or drunk driving
  • Lane splitting or other risky lane behaviour
  • Lack of road user awareness
  • Risky bike riding behaviour
  • Defective motorcycles
  • Motorbike rider exhaustion

How Splatt Lawyers Help with Motorbike Injury Compensation

Choose the expert motorbike accident lawyers at Splatt Lawyers when you want fair compensation for your loss. Experience matters when it comes to motorcycle accident claims, and we have been helping crash victims get back on track following an unexpected incident for nearly three decades. 

Feel reassured knowing our personal injury lawyers have a winning record, evidenced by our 99% success rate. We rarely go to court to settle a case, saving you time and money. It’s free to know your legal entitlements and chance of success.

Motorcycle Accident Lawyers QLD Wide

When something goes wrong on the road, and you have a motorcycle accident in Queensland, knowing legal help is nearby is helpful. With ten handy locations from Cairns to the Gold Coast, there is sure to be a skilled motorbike accident lawyer near you now. Choose your location: 

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Motorcycle Injury Compensation Claim FAQS

This is a common question for people considering claiming legal accident damages for their loss. The excellent news is that Splatt Lawyers offers a No Win, Fee, No Risk guarantee for motorcycle lawsuits. You pay nothing to start and owe us nothing until we win your compensation claim. We fund your medical reports, expert assessments, and rehabilitation expenses and recover these costs when you achieve an insurance settlement.

Our motorcycle accident lawyers settle 99% of our legal matters by mediation, which means it is highly unlikely you would need to attend court. In the rare circumstance this happens, we would only proceed to court with your instructions to do so.

Contact our friendly legal team. It’s free for a motorbike accident compensation specialist to advise if you have a legitimate case. Some people could make more than one motorcycle accident insurance claim depending on the circumstances of their traffic crash and the severity of their injuries.

When you have a motor vehicle accident and don’t know the registration details of the other vehicle, you need immediate legal help. Generally, your claim would be against the Queensland nominal defendant, and there is a significantly shorter time frame for these cases, so contact us now.

There are strict time limits for lodging compensation legal action in Queensland. You should act immediately if you believe you have a case. The steps you take soon after your incident will impact your legal outcome. Early expert legal advice will deliver a more robust result for your matter.

The time required to settle a motorcycle accident claim varies according to the case’s complexity. Sometimes, there are multiple negligent parties, or they dispute liability. Additionally, the insurance company may choose to delay the claim process, and sometimes, issues arise. However, a common timeframe for a straightforward motorbike accident claim is three to six months. Our personal injury compensation specialists will let you know the time limits involved when you contact us for free legal advice.

The motorcycle accident claims process starts with collating evidence, obtaining medical records and getting witness statements (if available). This information helps to prove who was at fault and the extent of your loss, improving your chance of a successful outcome. Next, the claim form and statement of damages are lodged with the CTP insurance company, which will review the case and determine liability. Once accepted, they will make a settlement offer. Typically, a low initial offer will trigger the mediation process.

Thankfully, our personal injury lawyers have been negotiating with the top Queensland CTP insurers for close to thirty years and have a solid track record for favourable outcomes.

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