Have you been injured in a bicycle accident?
If you've been hurt while riding a bicycle on a road, in a park, on a bicycle path or a shared pathway, then you may have grounds for making a bike accident compensation claim.
Cyclist accidents can result in very serious injuries and issues with far-reaching consequences. If you have been in a bad bicycle accident, dealing with your recovery is probably stressful enough without having to worry about how to protect your legal rights and get fair compensation. That’s where we can help.
Why Maurice Blackburn?
Maurice Blackburn Lawyers has a dedicated team of experienced bicycle accident injury lawyers who can help you understand your legal options and who will fight to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for your cycling injuries.
We offer 'no win, no fee'* arrangements for these types of road accident cases, which means that you don't have to pay for our legal services if we don’t win. Maurice Blackburn has expert personal injury lawyers in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and throughout Australia.
Contact us today to book a free consultation and find out how we can help you.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Maurice Blackburn Lawyers is committed to being Australia’s leading road accident injury law firm. We have exceptional expertise in this area of law, a strong history of successful cases and a full suite of legal services we can draw upon to help you in any circumstance.
We also have a strong 25 year relationship with the Bicycle Network. We are confident that no matter where you are, we have a specialist lawyer who can help you receive the best possible outcome.
Your ability to make a bike accident compensation claim depends on the state your accident was in and the circumstances of your accident.
If you are involved in a bicycle accident directly caused by the driving of a motor vehicle, bus, tram or train, you may be entitled to lodge a claim for bike injury compensation.
If your cycling accident doesn't involve a vehicle you may still be entitled to compensation.
Regardless of the severity of the accident and injury, your first step will usually be to lodge a compensation claim. The process differs around Australia, and Maurice Blackburn Lawyers will be able to advise you as to this process, but generally it involves:
- providing a report of the bicycle accident to the police
- filling out and submitting a claim form. Depending on the State you are in, this could involve filling out and submitting a Notice of Accident Claim Form with the CTP insurer of the vehicle at fault.
- providing a special medical certificate with your claim (from your own doctor if possible).
It's important that an experienced bicycle accident lawyer reviews your claim before it is lodged.
Your ability to claim no fault benefits including medical and like expenses, loss of income payments and 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.
Apart from medical, hospital, and rehabilitation costs, you may be eligible to receive the following as part of your bike injury compensation claim:
- nursing and disability services
- loss of amenity
- loss of wages and superannuation
- travel to and from medical appointments
- home and vehicle modifications
- costs associated with retraining for your job
- legal costs associated with your claim.
Time limits vary under the different state and federal laws but generally the time limit is three years from the date of the bike accident.
It's important to seek advice from bike injury compensation lawyers as soon as possible following a cycling accident to avoid losing your rights due to a missed time limit.
Most claims take around 12 to 18 months to complete, but this will vary greatly depending on the nature of the claim and seriousness of the injury sustained. Our bike accident compensation lawyers will be able to give you a good indication of how long the claim may take.
Our cyclist accident lawyers are experienced in winning fair compensation for our clients on a ‘no win, no fee’* basis. Come in for a free first consultation to know where you stand.