Motorbikes have become an increasingly popular form of transport in Australia and as a result we are seeing a spike in motorcycle accidents. If you have suffered any injury as a result of a motorbike accident as a rider, passenger or a pedestrian, you could be eligible to claim compensation. At Zest we have a team of experts specialising in personal injury law that can make claiming compensation straightforward and trouble-free.
If you have sustained an injury as a result of a motorbike accident, either as a passenger or a pedestrian see us to determine if you are eligible to make a motorbike compensation claim. Additionally, if you should choose to make a compensation claim it is important to know what you are qualified to claim for. You can claim for a range of injuries including but not limited to:
In addition to this, after having your injury assessed by a medical expert, the lawyers at Zest will look at how the accident has affected other parts of your life, such as:
Loss of income both in the past and future
Medical and hospital expenses
Pain and suffering (mental)
Help you have needed both paid and unpaid
Once you have begun the claims process it is important you know what you can receive as compensation for your injuries. In most cases a financial value is placed on the way in which your life has been altered as a result of the motorbike accident. This monetary value is the amount you should expect to receive as compensation.
Who pays the compensation for the motorbike accident?
At Zest we recommend you seek our legal advice immediately following a motorbike accident.
How long does it take to process a claim for a motorbike accident?
When you win your claim, the compensation will be paid to you by the party at fault’s insurance. In Queensland we have compulsory third party insurance in order to protect and reimburses motorbike drivers who are legally liable for personal injury to another party in the event of a motorbike accident.
What is the process involved with making a claim for a motorbike accident?
The first major step following a motorbike accident is lodging your claim with the insurer and then preparing the claim so that we can be ready to meet and negotiate directly with the insurer at a face to face conference. In some cases the process can end there, however often a claim may be refuted by the insurer. Under these circumstances you will then need to file a court claim with the intention of obtaining a trial date as soon as possible. For car accident claims we find that they are frequently settled before a trial is necessary.