Have you been in a cycling accident?
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.
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 bike 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.
Making a cycling accident claim
Our lawyers who specialise in bike accidents can help you with your claim.
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.
Time limits for making a cycling accident claim
Time limits can vary between states and can be as early as six months from the date of the cycling accident. It's always best to seek legal advice from an experienced lawyer 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 a bike accident claim take?
This will depend on whether the insurer accepts fault and the time taken to be treated for your injuries, but most cycle 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.
Cycling accident claims can be run on a 'no win, no fee' basis, and your first consultation is obligation-free.
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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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.