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Over $600,000 in compensation to a man injured in a motorbike accident

An injury as a result of a motorbike accident can be devastating. You can be left with severe physical damage, unable to work due to your injuries, or even incapable of caring for yourself or completing regular, everyday tasks without suffering from chronic pain.

Motorbike accident claims are often the only way to get costs covered if you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident while riding a motorcycle. Motorcyclists are often victims of hit and runs, but if the person who struck you can be identified, you’ll have a strong claim for compensation.

Motorcycle accident claims can help you pay for your losses due to the accident. Personal injury lawyers handle vehicle accidents, including those involving motorcycles. You may be entitled to receive compensation in a lump sum for any medical bills connected to physical conditions or psychological issues that arise as a result of the accident, as well as for lost wages and superannuation.

However, an insurance company is likely to try to deny your claim and assign blame to you for a transport accident. Disputed road accident claims can cause serious financial consequences, and leave you adrift without your due compensation. This can negatively impact your medical care and quality of life after a motorcycle and/or car accident.

What injuries can you claim for in a motorcycle accident?

The range of motorbike accident injuries can span from a few cuts and bruises to a severe trauma to limbs, face, spine, back and neck. You or a loved one can end up with a brain injury, be paralysed, or even die from injuries sustained in a motorbike accident.

Any injuries or loss of life that is due to a motorcycle accident could mean you are entitled to compensation for current and ongoing medical expenses. Your injuries and loss of mobility as well as psychological trauma due to the accident will be evaluated and you may be entitled to multiple forms of compensation.

There is also an avenue to compensation for loss of current and future wages and other entitlements. If you’ve experienced a loss of wages or superannuation due to the incident, you may be able to file claims to recover those costs

 

What is the process involved in making a claim?

Wondering how to claim compensation for motorcycle accidents? Documentation is key. Starting immediately after your motorbike accident, start gathering details that can be used to support your claim.

If your accident involved another person, make sure you get their insurance information and contact information, and report the accident to the police immediately. Failure to report within 28 days of the accident will minimise your chance of a payout. A police report can bolster your chances of a successful claim. Your motorbike accident attorney can help with this vital step.

A doctor should review your injuries carefully as soon as possible after treatment, keeping in mind that more damage may show up over the subsequent days. Keep a thorough record of any and all aspects of your medical treatment. Comprehensive doctor reports can be invaluable when it comes to filing a successful motorbike accident claim.

What are common compensation claims involving motorcycle accidents?

Once your accident laywer has put together a file on your accident, you can begin submitting claims. Claims should ideally be filed within six months of the accident, although there are some circumstances in which you might be prevented from filing as quickly, for example if you were severely injured and in the hospital long-term.

Your compensation claims can include:

  • Repairs for your vehicle (the basic motorcycle accident claim for damages)
  • Costs of treating immediate physical or psychological injuries
  • Costs of ongoing medical care (including rehabilitation and domestic care)
  • Loss of wages or superannuation (economic damages)
  • “Pain and suffering” (non-economic damages)

What can be expected during claims for motorcycle accidents?

Your motorbike injury lawyer will be by your side as you navigate the complex personal injury claim process. The goal is to maximise the potential payout of a successful claim. If your claim is disputed by the insurance company of any party involved, or you are being denied by a third-party compensation scheme, a motorbike accident attorney can:

  • Ensure your claim is clear and that you deserve compensation
  • Gather enough supporting evidence to prove liability insurer
  • Inform you of payout schemes that you may be eligible for
  • Calculate the amount of compensation you may be eligible for
  • Represent you through the processes of review, mediation and litigation
  • Help you to ultimately receive your deserved compensation

Successful motorcycle accident compensation case

Case Overview

Our client was hit by a car in a round-a-bout, knocked from his motorbike, and his knee was injured.

Our client’s employer let him go after about three months, claiming inappropriate actions, but the client was of the opinion they dismissed him because he was no longer able to perform his pre-injury level of work. He eventually found other employment, but at a significant loss of earning.

He contacted Gerard Malouf & Partners to enquire about making a claim for compensation for the injuries he had sustained in the motor vehicle accident.

Our Approach

We assisted our client in completing a personal injury claim form and submitting it with the CTP insurer of the vehicle at fault.

Following up, our experienced compensation lawyers assisted our client in obtaining appropriate treatment for his injuries. This included several surgical procedures, physiotherapy and pain clinic attendance. Our client attempted to return to work after a few weeks had passed, but found difficulty completing his pre-injury duties.

Our attorneys were able to obtain evidence regarding the dismissal that supported our client’s claims both for the cause of dismissal, and his ongoing loss of earnings and future insecurity in the open labour market. Gerard Malouf & Partners submitted the evidence to the CTP insurer, and to settle the claim for compensation with them directly, but the CTP Insurer refused to make an offer in excess of $300,000.

We advised our client that $300,000 was an insufficient amount of compensation in regard to the injuries and impact on earning abilities he had suffered. He instructed us to put forth his case for assessment at the Claims Assessment Resolution Services. Our personal injury compensation specialists presented the case, and the Assessor made a determination in favour of our client, this meant he could purchase a home and put funds aside to plan for his future.

If you or a loved one are a motorcycle accident victim, or if you have lost someone due to fatal injuries sustained in a crash involving a motorbike, and are not receiving the compensation you deserve, you need a qualified motorcycle accident attorney.

Our solicitors and barristers are experts in motorcycle accident compensation claims and work on a “no win, no fee” basis. This means even if your financial situation is shaky, you can still pursue the claims process with our compensation lawyers.

Whether you are seeking help with a claim for a whiplash injury or compensation for the loss of a loved one in a fatal accident, we are here for you every step of the way. Contact the experts at Gerard Malouf & Partners and a qualified accident attorney can review your claim.

The Result

The Assessor awarded compensation in excess of $600,000.

Vrege Kolokossian

Senior Partner
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