As the cost of owning a car increases many people are turning to motorcycles. Year on year motorcycle registrations have increased, making this two wheel vehicle an attractive transportation choice for many Australians. While saving money is ideal for your hip pocket, driving a motorcycle puts you in a much more vulnerable situation than if you drove a car.
Road accidents are devastating, no matter what vehicle you are in or who is involved; however, the smaller size of a motorcycle means that you are not always seen by cars and larger vehicles, making accidents more likely to happen. A simple bump in a car accident may not be a big deal; however, on a motorcycle, this can prove fatal or result in permanent life-changing injuries.
How to Claim Compensation for Motorcycle Accidents
Knowing your legal rights is imperative when seeking compensation for an accident. A compensation lawyer will be able to offer sound advice on your case and how to proceed, they will also be able to win you the maximum amount of compensation you deserve.
It is advised to lodge a claim as soon as possible as many states have strict time limits which can prevent you from making a claim. Within 12 months is the preferred time as lodging a claim after this date can potentially affect the outcome, and ultimately your compensation entitlement. Your compensation lawyer will be able to tell you more information about how soon you should lodge your claim.
How Much Compensation will I Win?
The amount of compensation you are entitled to depends on your case. It depends on the facts of your case and the situation that has occurred. Entitlements can vary greatly based on age, injuries sustained in the accident, loss of income, personal care requirements, damage to your vehicle and any out of pocket expenses.
When you seek the help of a lawyer, they will be able to give you an entitlement figure on what they think you rightfully deserve. From here, our experts will be able to advise the best cause of action that will grant you the best outcome moving forward.
How Long Does it Take to Receive Compensation
That again depends on your situation. It can take anywhere from 12 to 18 months or more. If your case is quite complicated, you may find that you won’t receive any payment for quite a while; it all depends on the facts of your case.
As mentioned above, once you have spoken to one of our motorcycle compensation lawyers, they will be able to give you an indication of when you can expect to receive your compensation entitlement.
What about Your No Win No Fee Policy?
While our compensation lawyers are confident that they will win your case and are experts in their field, you are also fully covered by our No Win No Fee policy. This means you will only be charged for our legal fees if we win your case. We believe that everyone should be entitled to legal representation in times of need regardless of their financial situation.
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident and think you are entitled to compensation, come and speak to our team. We will be able to point you in the right direction and set you on a path for claiming the compensation you deserve.
At LHD Lawyers, we are with you the whole way, from start to finish. Call us today on 1800 455 725.