There is no better feeling than riding on your motorcycle and getting out on the open road. Riding a motorcycle is a combination of relaxation, focus, adrenaline and pure exhilaration. Other road users don’t have the speed or freedom that riding a motorcycle can bring. But there is a compromise – motorcyclists are far more vulnerable than other road users – whether that’s from the weather, visibility or other road users.
In Australia motorcycles account for just under 6% of all vehicle registrations but alarmingly almost 20% of all road traffic accidents resulting in death or serious injury.
The lack of protection that a motorcycle offers compared to cars or trucks (seatbelt, sturdier bodywork, bumpers, crumple zones etc) leaves motorcyclists far more vulnerable to injuries.
The failure of car or truck drivers to notice and recognise motorcycles in traffic is one of the main causes of motorcycle accidents. The person driving the other vehicle involved in the collision with the motorcycle simply does not see the motorcyclist or saw them too late to avoid the collision.
These reasons are all too common and lead to too many motorcycle accidents on our roads.
If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, whether it was your fault or not, Accident Claims Lawyers can help.
If you have suffered any injury in a motorcycle accident whether as a rider or passenger you could be eligible to claim compensation. Our team of legal experts are specialists in motorcycle accidents and understand the very different issues facing motorcycle riders compared to other road users – the unique situation and vulnerabilities of the motorcycle rider and the very specific injuries that can result from a motorcycle accident. This allows Accident Claims Lawyers’ legal team to make claiming compensation as hassle-free and straightforward as possible.
When you’ve chosen to make a compensation claim it’s vital to know what you can claim for. This could include:
- Serious Gravel rash
- Head injury
- Soft tissue or muscle damage
- Nerve damage
- Broken or fractured bones
After a full assessment of your injuries from a medical expert, our dedicated legal team will assess how the accident has had an effect on other parts of your life:
- Loss of income (whether in the past or future earnings)
- Medical and hospital treatment expenses
- Mental trauma
- Other assistance you may need such as caring for you
- Adaptations to your property or vehicle
Once the claims process has begun, it’s important that you understand what you could receive as compensation for your injuries. In most instances a financial value will be placed on the way in which your life has changed as a result of your accident. This is the monetary value that you should expect to receive as compensation.
If you win your claim, compensation is paid to you through the Insurance Commission of Western Australia.
What should I do first?
If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident the first steps are to contact your insurer to lodge your claim for the damage to your vehicle, and to contact Accident Claims Lawyers to help with the preparation of your no win, no fee compensation claim. It is important to note that your injury compensation claim will not be dealt with by your vehicle insurer who deals with your vehicle damage, you should contact a lawyer to deal with this for you.
If you do not have insurance on your vehicle, we can still help, this does not prevent you making a claim for injury compensation if you are not at fault for the accident. Accident Claims Lawyers will be by your side through every step of the journey.
A serious accident is a terrible thing to happen to anyone. It can be life changing but it doesn’t have to define who you are or the rest of your life.
Contact us now and make today the first day of the rest of your life.