What is the process for making a cycling accident claim?
The process for making a cycling accident claim will differ depending on what state or territory the accident happened in and what laws apply. Our lawyers specialise in bike accident claims and can help you navigate this process. Generally speaking, you'll need to:
- Report the bike 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 cycling accident claim form with the relevant insurer - this will vary depending on what state you're in.
How can Maurice Blackburn help me with a cycling accident claim?
A bike accident scary and painful, and it can be confusing to know what to do if you've been injured.
Our lawyers will make the process of making a claim for bicycle injury 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.
Your first road injury consultation is obligation-free, so get in touch with our expert cycling accident lawyers to find out where you stand.
Who can make a cycling accident claim?
Your ability to make a bike accident 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 injury compensation. If your cycling accident doesn't involve a vehicle, you may still be able to claim cycle accident compensation.
If someone you were dependent on is fatally injured in an accident involving a motor vehicle, you may also be eligible for compensation.
If you're still unsure whether you may be eligible to make a cycling accident claim, use our free claim check tool to find out.
What compensation will I get from my cycling accident claim?
The compensation you may receive, such as medical expenses, loss of income payments or lump sum payments can vary greatly depending on the state or territory in which your bike accident occurred.
Generally you may be able to claim for:
- pain and suffering
- past and future medical expenses
- past loss of earnings
- future loss of earnings or loss of earning capacity.
- nursing and disability services
- home and vehicle modifications
- costs associated with retraining for your job
- legal costs associated with your claim.
Speak to our cycling accident lawyers for more information or advice on what you may be entitled to.
More frequently asked questions about cycling accident claims
Time limits can vary between states and can be as early as six months from the date of the bicycle accident. It’s always best seek legal advice from an experienced cycling accident lawyer as soon as possible following a bike accident so you don’t lose your rights due to time limits - 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.
This will depend on whether the insurer accepts fault and the time taken to be treated for your injuries, but most bicycle accident 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.
Process for making a claim
Our specialist road injury lawyers will assist you with your cycling accident 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.
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.
We’ll manage your claim.
Our lawyers will 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 you with your cycling accident claim.
Receive compensation payment.
If your claim for cycle accident compensation is successful, we'll process your payment as soon as we receive it.
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We have lawyers who specialise in a range of legal claims who travel to Australian Capital Territory. If you need a lawyer in Canberra or elsewhere in Australian Capital Territory, 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.