If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident in Sydney, either as a rider or passenger, you may be entitled to compensation. Here at Marshall & Gibson Lawyers, our expert motorcycle accident attorneys can help.
It is important that you secure legal help and ensure that you’re well compensated for your injuries. Even though a motorcycle 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 motorcycle accidents every year that threaten their well-being and livelihood. If this has happened to you, our motorcycle accident attorneys can help.
Time limits for motorcycle accident injury claims
Strict time limits apply for making motorcycle accident injury claims in Sydney. In order to receive payment of lost wages and medical expenses from the date of your motorbike accident, your claim form must be sent to the insurer within 28 days from the date of your accident.
A claim form must otherwise be lodged with the insurer of the driver at fault within 3 months from the date of the motorcycle accident.
For those who have had a motorcycle accident and aren’t fully aware of how to deal with the situation, there is help available. The best way to get that help after a motor accident is to work with one of our compensation lawyers in Sydney who has been through the process before and knows how to handle it.
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 who have sustained injuries in a motorcycle accident only seek compensation to cover their medical expenses, however, there are many more entitlements which you can claim for under the motor accident scheme which Marshall & Gibson Lawyers can assist you with.
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 counsellor to help you recover mentally and emotionally from the motorcycle accident. Leave no stone unturned when it comes to the money you’re owed.
Tips for motorcycle safety in Sydney
No one likes to think about needing motorcycle 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 motorcycle, 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.
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 motorcycle 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. So, if you need a motorcycle accident attorney, align with Marshall & Gibson Lawyers today.