Quad bike accident
Have you been injured on a quad bike?
If you’ve been hurt while riding a quad bike and the accident wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation to cover the costs of medical expenses, loss of income and other costs relating to the injuries you sustained.
Getting expert legal advice in this situation is very important. Navigating the road injury laws that differ from state to state in Australia can be confusing and could lead to an oversight that reduces your benefit.
That’s why we recommend getting in touch with an expert personal injury lawyer at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers. We have a long history of successful on and off road accident cases through which we’ve made sure our clients receive their maximum legal entitlement with minimal fuss.
Why Maurice Blackburn?
Maurice Blackburn’s specialist road accident injury solicitors understand the complexities of personal injury compensation law, and will ensure that you achieve the best possible outcome.
We offer 'no win, no fee'* arrangements for these types of cases, which means that you don't have to pay for our legal services if we don’t win. Maurice Blackburn has lawyers in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and throughout Australia.
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Maurice Blackburn Lawyers is committed to being Australia’s leading road accident injury law firm. We are confident that no matter where you are, we have a specialist lawyer who can help you receive the best possible outcome.
Our highly experienced road accident compensation lawyers understand every aspect of this area of law across Australia.
We understand that getting injured on the road can feel extremely unfair. It’s our mission to ensure you get your full compensation payout to help you get back to being you as soon as possible.
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If you’ve been involved in a quad bike accident on the road, at work or at a recreational venue you could be entitled to compensation. Your ability to claim compensation will depend largely on the jurisdiction of the state or territory in which the accident occurred and the circumstances leading to your injury.
We can guide you through all these steps and make sure you’re aware of any complexities that may arise during the process. Contact us today for more information, or for assistance with making a claim.
The circumstances relating to your quad bike accident claim will determine the area of law under which you could seek compensation.
In serious cases of injury you could be entitled to a lump sum payment under your superannuation by making a Total and Permanent Disability (TPC) claim. Generally quad bike accident claims are protected under the following areas of law:
Quad bike injury at work
If you’ve been injured at work whilst driving a quad bike, you could be entitled to make a claim under the workers’ compensation scheme. Your ability to make a claim will depend largely on the circumstances leading to the injury such as where the accident occurred, who was operating the bike, the severity of the injury and who or what caused the accident.
Quad bike accident on the road
If you’ve been injured on the road whilst driving a quad bike, you could be entitled to make a road accident compensation claim.
The compensation and benefits you are entitled to can vary greatly depending on your location and on the circumstances leading to your injury. Our dedicated team of road accident lawyers are experts in quad bike compensation claims and will do everything possible to ease your burden through this difficult process.
Recreational quad bike injury
If you’ve been injured driving a quad bike for entertainment or recreational purposes, you may still have a claim under public liability law.
Under Public Liability law individuals, businesses or organisation's can be sued for negligent acts or omissions that result in the injury or death of a person. Generally, to make a successful claim for negligence you need to be able to prove that you were owed a 'duty of care', that the duty of care was breached, and that it could be predicted that this breach would lead to injury.
If you’re unsure what area of law your injury falls under it’s best you seek expert legal advice as soon as possible to meet all legal requirements of your claim.
Our accident compensation lawyers will always push for your case to be resolved as quickly as possible, but it can still take what seems like a long time for the case to be settled and for you to receive your benefits. Most cases are resolved within one to three years.
It may seem excessive, but an important point to note here is that it isn’t recommended to finalise your case too early. This is because sometimes the full extent of your injuries, and the costs associated with treating them, might not be known for months—or even years—until after your accident. Once you finalise your claim, you won’t be able to add any additional expenses, so it benefits you to find out exactly how much you are entitled to before the case ends.
Depending on the State you are in,you may be able to claim the expenses resulting from your quad bike injury through ‘no fault' benefits. These include medical and like expenses, loss of income and other costs.
Broadly speaking, you may receive compensation for:
- medical and hospital fees
- nursing services
- expenses resulting from death, such as funeral costs.
To discuss whether your costs will be covered, please give us a call—we’ll be happy to go over the process with you.
Every injury compensation claim sustained from a quad bike accident. Generally quad bike accident claims take around 12 to 18 months to resolve from the date of the accident.
Common delays in claims include injuries not having stabilised, difficulty in negotiating a settlement with the insurer or delays in the court process. It is important to remain patient when during the claims process because all of your injuries and losses may not be assessable at an early stage.
Our motor vehicle 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.