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Have you been in a bicycle accident?

Not only is a bike accident scary and painful, it can be confusing to know what to do if you've been injured.

We will make the process of making a claim for compensation as easy as possible for you. We will proactively work to get your rehabilitation costs covered as soon as possible, working closely with your healthcare providers. Our first priority is seeking funding for your treatment so you are not out of pocket and can access the rehab you need for recovery.

We have exceptional expertise in this area of law with a strong history of successful cases, a decades-long relationship with Bicycle Network, and expert lawyers who are by your side to help you receive the best possible outcome.

 

Who can make a claim

Your ability to make a claim depends on the state your accident was in and the circumstances of your accident.

If you're involved in a bicycle accident directly caused by a motor vehicle, bus, tram or train, you may be entitled to lodge a claim for compensation. If your cycling accident doesn't involve a vehicle, you may still be able to claim compensation.

If someone you were dependent on is fatally injured in an accident involving a motor vehicle, you may also be eligible for compensation.

 

Making a claim

We can help you with your claim. 

Generally speaking, you'll need to:

  • Report the accident to the police. We can help you do this if you haven't already.
  • Get a medical certificate to support your claim, preferably from your own doctor. 
     

We will then fill out and submit a claim form with the relevant insurer - this will vary depending on what state you're in.

Time limits for making a claim

Time limits can vary between states and can be as early as six months from the date of the accident. It's always best to seek legal advice as soon as possible - even if you think you've left it too late as we still may be able to help. Our free claim check will let you know if you have a potential claim.

It’s important to seek advice from bike injury compensation lawyers as soon as possible following a cycling accident so you don’t lose your rights due to time limits.

How long will it take?

This will depend on whether the insurer accepts fault and the time taken to be treated for your injuries, but most claims take around 1-3 years to complete. We know you want to resolve the matter quickly, and our bike accident compensation lawyers will be able to give you a good indication of how long the claim may take once your injuries have stabilised.

Bike accident claims can be run on a 'no win, no fee' basis, and your first consultation is always free

Process for making a claim

Our specialist road injury lawyers will assist you with your claim and make sure you know about your options.

We'll keep you informed throughout the whole process and provide you with legal advice that is easy to understand.


01

Find out if you have a claim 

If you've been in an accident, use our free claim check tool and find out in minutes if you have a claim. Our experienced road injury lawyers can advise you about your potential entitlements.

02

We’ll manage your claim.

We take care of the legal process on your behalf. Depending on the state you're in, this can vary depending on the insurance scheme. As a national firm, we have specialist road injury lawyers in each state, ready to help you. 

03

Receive payment.

If your claim for compensation is successful, we'll process your payment as soon as we receive it.


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Our Canberra office is now closed, but our team continues to serve ACT clients and are available for phone and video appointments. If you need legal advice, please call us on 1800 675 346.

We have lawyers who specialise in a range of legal claims who travel to Tasmania. If you need a lawyer in Hobart, Launceston or elsewhere in Tasmania, please call us on 1800 675 346.