Injured in a Motorcycle Accident?
Motorbike Accident Lawyers Sydney
If you've been injured in a motorbike accident in Sydney, either as a rider or passenger, you may be entitled to compensation.
You should at least make an effort to secure legal help and ensure that you're well compensated for your injuries. Even though a motorbike accident can be painful and traumatic, it shouldn't ruin your bank account. Working with our specialist injury compensation solicitors at Marshall & Gibson Lawyers Sydney can make the recovery process as logistically smooth and financially painless as possible.
Riding a motorcycle is a great way to travel from Point A to Point B in Sydney - it's quick, efficient and often more affordable than buying a car. It's also a lot of fun. Unfortunately, it's also dangerous, and many Sydneysiders find themselves in motorbike accidents every year that threaten their well-being and livelihood.
Time limits for motorbike accident injury claims
Strict time limits apply for making motorbike accident injury claims in Sydney. If you are involved in a motorcycle accident you must report it to the Police within 24 hours, medical treatment should be obtained and a personal injury claim form must be lodged within 6 months from the date of the motorbike accident.
For those who have had a motobike accident and aren't fully aware of how to deal with the situation, there is help available. The best way to get that help is to work with a compensation lawyer in Sydney who has been through the process before and knows how to handle it.
What sort of compensation are you entitled to?
If you are involved in an accident when on a motorcycle, as a rider or passenger, you should know that you may well be entitled to many different forms of accident compensation. Some people in this situation will only look for medical coverage, to heal their injuries, but Safe Work Australia noted that there's actually much more available.
You might also be owed money as a replacement for wages you've lost, or to compensate for rehabilitation at work or re-training to cover skills you've lost. You might also need a psychologist or counselor to help you recover mentally and emotionally from the motorbike accident. Leave no stone unturned when it comes to the money you're owed.
Contact Marshall & Gibson Lawyers Today
If you don't receive damages for personal injury compensation after an accident, you might regret it for the rest of your life. At Marshall and Gibson Compensation Lawyers Sydney, we are dedicated to making sure that doesn't happen. Our lawyers specialise in personal injury claims resulting from motor vehicle accidents. We have a proven track record having won over 99% of our motorcycle accident injury cases, resulting in substantial damages being awarded in compensation for economic loss, pain and suffering, ongoing care and other expenses related to motorbike accidents.
We’re so confident in our legal expertise with motor vehicle accident compensation claims that with our “No Win-No Fee” basis, you only pay if we win your claim for you.
Tips for motorbike safety in Sydney
No one likes to think about needing motorbike accident compensation - it's far easier to focus on simply practising safe riding habits and avoiding accidents altogether. According to Australia's Roads and Maritime Services office, having good protective gear is a key part of this. More than 200 motorcyclists and passengers are killed in Australia each year and more are injured; having good helmets and pads can prevent most of them.
It's also important to be alert when on a motorbike, even more than when driving a car. Because bikers are so vulnerable to the threats around them, they need to think multiple steps ahead and always be on the lookout for signs of danger, no matter how distant.