Motorcycle and scooter riders are a vulnerable group on our roads and unfortunately at higher risk of accidents. We're long-standing advocates of motorcycle riders, particularly via our Stop SMIDSY ("Sorry mate, I didn't see you") campaign pushing for both greater awareness and legislative change.
How do I make a motorcycle accident claim?
If you've been in a motorcycle accident, get in touch with one of our motorbike accident lawyers to help you with your claim.
The process for making a motorcycle accident claim will differ in each state and territory, but generally speaking, you'll need to:
- Report the motorcycle or scooter 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.
Your experienced motorcycle accident lawyer will then fill out and submit a motorcycle accident claim form with the relevant insurer - this will vary depending on what state you're in. Read more about the different road accident insurers in each state and territory.
What types of motorcycle accident claims can I make?
Depending on where the motorbike accident happened and how severe the injury is, there are different options available to claim compensation, including:
- Workers' compensation
- Road accident compensation
- Total and Permanent Disability (TPD), part of your superannuation insurance
- Public liability claim
What is covered by my motorcycle accident claim?
The type of benefits you're entitled to can depend on where the motorbike accident happened, and how serious the injuries are. You may be able to claim for expenses including:
- medical and hospital expenses
- rehabilitation and post-acute support
- disability support
- income support
- lump sum
- expenses following death, like funeral costs
Should I get a lawyer to make a motorcycle accident claim?
The laws, accident claim schemes and compensation all differ between states and territories, so it's best to seek legal advice after any road accident to ensure you receive everything you're entitled to.
Your expert motorcycle accident lawyer will help you understand the options available to you for making a compensation claim and help you navigate process, or make the claim on your behalf.
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.
Our road injury lawyers can also help loved ones with making compensation claims if someone they were dependent on is fatally injured in a motorcycle accident.
More frequently asked questions about motorbike accident claims
If you have been injured on your motorcycle due to a collision with another vehicle, while manoeuvring to avoid a vehicle, or it was a single vehicle accident, you may be eligible to make a motorcycle accident claim for compensation.
The compensation and benefits you are entitled to can vary greatly depending on the location of your accident, where you motorbike is registered and the circumstances leading to your injury.
We have experienced motorcycle accident lawyers across Australia who can help you with your compensation claim. If you're still unsure whether you're eligible to make a claim after your motorbike accident, use our free claim check tool to find out.
The compensation and benefits you may receive after a motorbike accident will depend on your injuries, when and where the accident happened, and the law you’re covered by.
How much you may receive will depend on your specific circumstances. You may receive payments that are equal to a percentage of your weekly earnings and for all reasonable medical and associated expenses. You may also be able to claim a lump sum if the injury has caused permanent impairment.
Time limits for making a claim differ within each state and territory. In some cases you may have as little as 28 days from the date of the accident to lodge your initial claim, while in other states you may have up to a year. It's important you speak with a motorbike accident lawyer as soon as possible after your accident.
Most motorcycle accident claims take around 1-3 years to complete, but this will depend on whether the insurer accepts fault and the time taken to be treated for your injuries.
We know you want to resolve the matter quickly, and our motorcycle 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 road injury lawyers have extensive experience in motorcycle accident claims and 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.
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 experienced motorcycle accident 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.
Receive compensation payment.
If your claim for motorcycle accident compensation is successful, we'll process your payment as soon as we receive it.
We’re here to help. Get in touch with your local office.
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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.