Cyclist accident compensation claims
FAQs - your questions answered
If you are involved in an accident that is somebody else's fault, you may be able to claim for the damage caused to your bicycle/personal items in the accident. You can claim for the reasonable costs of repairs to your bicycle or the pre-accident value of your bicycle minus salvage. You can also claim in respect of your clothing, cycling accessories or any other goods damaged in the accident.
Maurice Blackburn has partnered with Bicycle Network to provide legal services to members.
Maurice Blackburn has partnered with Bicycle Network to provide legal services to members for the past 25 years.
If you are a member of Bicycle Network you are also entitled to receive free legal advice from Maurice Blackburn in relation to property damage claims and a letter of demand for recovery for the cost of personal items and your bicycle property damage. You are also eligible to receive assistance for incidents involving motor vehicles and state road accident schemes.
All members of Bicycle Network have insurance as part of their membership. This insurance covers Bicycle Network members for personal injury costs and up to $5million in personal liability costs (to cover others).
The insurance covers members for*:
- non-Medicare medical expenses
- loss of income
- overseas riding (including emergency overseas and repatriation expenses)
- loss of deposits and luggage on Bicycle Network events
- rehabilitation costs
- home help and other support related costs; and
- permanent injury/disability and death lump sum payments.
*subject to the policy wording
Paul was a regular cyclist who was badly injured when he was knocked off his bike by a car. We helped Paul claim compensation because his accident was caused by the driving of a car.
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Legal tips for cyclists
Maurice Blackburn lawyers Carolyn Kovac and Damian Lynch explain how the law firm can help cyclists with legal issues in Victoria.
When can I make a TAC claim?
Maurice Blackburn's Damian Lynch dispels some of the myths around when cyclists can make a claim with the TAC and other legal rights of cyclists, including public liability.
What will TAC pay for?
Maurice Blackburn's Damian Lynch outlines some of the main things that cyclists can claim from the TAC if they're injured in an accident. This includes medical expenses associated with the accident.
Is a TAC decision final?
Maurice Blackburn's Carolyn Kovac outlines cyclists' legal rights. When it comes to TAC claims, the initial decision is not always final.
What compensation can I get?
Maurice Blackburn's Carolyn Kovac talks about the no fault impairment benefit for a permanent injury, and the fault-based serious injury claim where Victorian riders can sue the person who injured them.