Motorbike Crash Claims
Whether you ride a motorbike for convenience or recreation, it is important that you always feel safe on the road. However, there are often times when safety is out of our control and a collision with a car or truck on the road can happen through no fault of your own. Injuries sustained in a motorbike accident can often be life-changing, so it is important to know what to do if you are involved in one.
If you have been injured on the road while riding your motorbike, you may be entitled to claim compensation. This is usually paid by the Compulsory Third Party (CTP) Insurer of the other vehicle involved in the accident.
What do I do if I have been involved in a motorbike accident?
If you have been involved in a motorbike accident, it is important that you:
- Report the incident to the police
- Find out who the insurer is for the “at fault” vehicle
- Get a medical certificate that details your injuries from your doctor/s
Failing to do any of the above may affect your chances of successfully claiming compensation for the motorbike accident.
In Queensland, there are strict time limits that apply for bringing forward a compensation claim for a motorbike accident. A Notice of Claim is required to be issued to the other party’s CTP Insurer within 9 months of the date of the incident.
If you engage the services of a motorcycle accident lawyer to handle your claim, a Notice of Claim must be issued within 1 month of first consulting with them for advice. In the case of a motorbike accident claim that involves unidentified vehicles, the Notice of Claim can be issued to the Nominal Defendant within three months of the date of the accident.
In the event the claim goes to Court, formal legal proceedings generally need to commence within three years from the date of the accident, unless the injured person was under 18 when the accident occurred.
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, speak to our team of personal injury lawyers today.