A fatal collision between a cyclist and a car earlier this week has highlighted the importance of road safety in Sydney – particularly for cyclists and motorbike riders.
New South Wales Police are currently continuing their investigation after a cyclist was struck by a car in Campbelltown.
The 57-year-old man suffered serious head injuries as a result of the collision with a grey Subaru Forrester on Monday morning (May 14) at the intersection of Dumaresq Street and Moore Oxly Bypass.
The crash is one of a number of serious accidents that resulted in the injury of cyclists and motorbike riders this month.
On May 11, a motorbike rider died after a head-on collision with a trick in Stockrington, while another motorbike rider was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital in a critical condition on May 12 following a collision with a Honda Jazz in Rose Bay.
The injuries suffered by cyclists and motorbike riders generally tend to be more serious in nature when they do occur -and liability is often an issue in these cases.
Your lawyer can help you through the process of proving who was at fault for the injury – helping to maximise any compensation payment you may be entitled to under the motor accidents compensation scheme.
According to NSW Police superintendent Stuart Smith, provisional data indicates that 19 per cent of NSW road deaths in 2012 so far are as a result of motorbike collisions.
A no win no fee lawyer can provide useful assistance by helping you to prove the extent of your injuries – and with an in-depth knowledge of the dangers faced by Sydney cyclists and motorcycle riders, they can act as a valuable advocate throughout the compensation process.
Several types of compensation are available for cycling and motorbike accidents, depending on the incident and the extent of the injuries.
These include lump sum payments to compensate for pain, suffering or permanent impairments, as well as compensation for past or future economic losses you may experience as a result of your injuries.
Depending on the circumstances, you may also be eligible to receive compensation for any medical, hospital or rehabilitation expenses you have incurred, as well as for the cost of any future treatment you may require as a result of your injuries.