Some of the most serious road accidents in Queensland involve motorcycles and often result in life-threatening or even fatal injuries. Unlike most motor vehicles, motorcycles have no form of protection in the event of an accident.
One of the primary concerns of a motorcycle accident is that the injuries sustained by motorcyclists and passengers can range from somewhat minor to catastrophic, so making a claim allows motorcyclists to be compensated for all the loss and injuries sustained.
Can You Claim Compensation?
If you were the rider or passenger on a motorcycle and were involved in an accident that you believe wasn’t your fault, you may be eligible to claim.
You may be able to make a compulsory third party (CTP) claim. In Queensland motor vehicle owners pay CTP insurance as part of their vehicle registration and this insurance goes to the CTP insurers through a scheme overseen by the Motor Accident Insurance Commission to provide assistance when someone is in a road accident. Brisbane Lawyers have specialist motorcycle lawyers who can help you with your claim if they are involved in an accident while riding a motorcycle.
Injuries sustained by motorcyclists can be life changing so it is important to seek legal advice so you can be compensated for any loss sustained from personal injury.
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What can I claim for if I have been in a motorcycle accident?
Motorcyclists can claim compensation for the losses they have suffered as a result of the motorcycle accident including:
What if I am at fault in a motorcycle accident and I suffer injuries?
A motorcyclist will only be able to claim compensation for injuries if another party is at fault in causing the accident. However, if a motorcyclist’s injuries are “catastrophic” such as a traumatic spinal or brain injury, it’s possible you may be entitled to claim compensation regardless of who was at fault through the National Injury Insurance Scheme (NIIS). You may also have a claim for compensation through your super fund.
Who pays the compensation claim?
If the motor vehicle involved in the accident is registered, it will be covered by CTP insurance. Your claim will generally come from the CTP insurer, not the driver’s pocket. If the vehicle is unregistered and there is no CTP insurer, your claim will be against the State. An experienced lawyer can oversee the process of making a CTP claim and pursuing a lawsuit where appropriate to prove whether:
What type of injury can I claim for?
When you’re in a motorcycle accident, you can claim for a variety of physical and mental disabilities, including:
If you’re a dependent, for example a child or a spouse of someone who died because of a motorcycle accident, then you may be able to claim for the loss of financial support along with other expenses.
Is it a stressful process?
Our team will guide you through the whole process making it as stress free as possible. We can take care of most things so you can concentrate on your recovery.