At Gerard Malouf & Partners (GMP Law), we want to ensure you get the most out of your cycling accident claim. We know that maximising your bicycle accident compensation requires a team of highly experienced personal injury lawyers who can gather evidence and prove your case.
And we’ve got you covered.
GMP Law has over 35 years of experience helping our clients improve their financial situation after an accident, ensuring proper payouts to cover their needs.
Winning successful cases for our clients.
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That translates to billions of dollars for our clients.
You may be doing everything right — from wearing your helmet and signalling where you’re going, to remaining in the bike lane and choosing less busy roads. But there are certain situations you can’t avoid that could put you in danger of getting into an accident.
In many cases, drivers may not see the bicyclist or are not taking the necessary precautions to avoid them. Unfortunately, this negligence can result in serious injuries for bicyclists otherwise riding with caution.
Some instances where you may get into an accident:
Bikers need to be constantly vigilant while travelling on the road with motor vehicles. Unsurprisingly, if you ride around in urban areas, you will need to increase your awareness even more. There are more cars and distractions around that a rural area just does not have. However, a rural area could have more faulty roads to ride on that could cause injury as well.
Visibility is key to avoiding an accident. Be sure to signal when you’re about to turn, use a headlight and wheel lights when riding at night and coast as far away from the road as possible.
To file a claim, you will need to meet these two requirements:
If your bike accident involved a faulty road, such as potholes, then you may be eligible for a public liability claim.
Everyone who registers their vehicle likely has Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance as well. This will help cover your injuries in an accident after you file a claim with your insurer. After filing, you may be eligible for a lump sum payout.
After an accident, you may feel confused and disoriented; remembering these steps will help you file a claim later on and claim compensation if necessary.
In serious accidents, you may be eligible for both lump sum payments and weekly payments if you are out of work and need medical assistance and training. It’s important to speak with a bicycle crash lawyer at Gerard Malouf & Partners (GMP Law) about your claim to see what you may be eligible for and get help with the filing process.
Your compensation will largely depend on your level of injury or whether medical professionals deem your trauma as minor or non-minor.
A minor injury involves soft tissue pain like surface scratches or muscle tightness. However, a non-minor injury involves pain with larger impacts on your organs, spine or brain. With that in mind, we’ve seen motor vehicle accident payouts range between $60-800k or more.
The amount you win in an accident as a cyclist hit by a motor vehicle will depend on:
The length of time before receiving insurance benefits will depend on how far you take the case. If you take your claim to court, for example, it may be more than a year before you’ll see any payout. In other situations, your claim could be resolved within one to two months, depending on when your injuries settle and the complexity of your case.
Working with an experienced cycling accident lawyer will help expedite the process as much as possible.
Filing as soon as possible is ideal, but sometimes your injuries are not fully realised until much later. Here are the limitations across the country to staying eligible for cycling accident compensation:
If, for some reason, you need to file after any of these deadlines, working with bicycle accident lawyers may be your best way toward compensation, given the complexity of such an appeal.
Download our guide to understand important time limits and processes that you need to follow to maximise your chances of success.
Getting injured in an accident on your bike has the potential to be a long and painful journey to recovery. But, with GMP Law, your chances of a maximised payout are much greater. We not only walk through the legal processes for you, but we work hard for all of our clients to ensure we’ve found every reason they need coverage.
Sometimes dealing with insurers is a struggle, but we have everything you need for success. GMP Law is THE leader in personal injury Australia-wide and has won an excess of $4 billion in personal injury compensation for clients. Contact a GMP Law accident lawyer today for a no-obligation consultation to discuss your case.
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