Injured in a Motorcycle Accident? Here’s What to do Next
Look After Yourself
In the immediate aftermath of a motorcycle accident, determine if you or someone else needs emergency medical attention. If necessary, call 000 for emergency ambulance services.
If you have been hurt in your accident, see a medical professional as soon as possible. Visiting your GP is important, even if you only have minor symptoms.
Finally, keep a note of when and where you have been hurt, and how your symptoms change over time.
Report the Incident
If the police have not attended the scene of your accident, you will need to report the incident to the nearest police station within 2 days. If you are unsure if the other driver has reported the incident, it’s best to report it again anyway.
Making a Compensation Claim
If you have been hurt – physically or psychologically – in a motorcycle accident, you can make a claim against the at-fault party’s Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurer.
If the other party is unidentifiable – i.e. a hit and run incident – or was unregistered, you can still make a claim. These claims are made against a statutory party, called the Nominal defendant.
You may also be able to make a claim if your accident was caused by poor road conditions or similar factors. It is recommended that you seek independent legal advice before commencing with any compensation claim.
The Bartels Lawyers Claims Process
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident and you want to make a claim or learn more, we can put you in touch with a lawyer – not a paralegal – straight away. This dedicated professional will stay by your side you’re the entire compensation process.
We operate on a no-win-no-fee basis and offer a free initial consultation to begin your claim.
For tailored information about motorcycle accident compensation in Brisbane, call Bartels Lawyers on (07) 3341 2222 and organise a consultation.
What can I claim compensation for?
The exact nature of your compensation will depend on the circumstances of your case. Our lawyers can advise you of both the likelihood of a successful claim, and what you might receive. Some factors you may receive compensation for include:
- Loss of earnings, including future earnings
- Hospital and rehabilitation expenses
- Out of pocket expenses
- Home care expenses
Do time limits apply in these cases?
Yes. That’s why it’s important to seek independent legal advice as soon as possible. Expert legal assistance can streamline your claim and reduce the time it takes to reach a resolution.
What amount of compensation will I receive?
The amount of compensation you receive will depend on a number of factors. These include:
- The nature and severity of your symptoms
- How the accident has impacted your life, work etc.
- Whether you were partially at fault for the accident
There are a number of variables involved in each situation, which is why you should consider independent legal advice.