Everything You Need to Know About Bicycle Accident Claims

As a bicycler, you have rights on the road. If you’ve been involved in a bicycle accident in Queensland, you can file a bicycle accident claim and potentially receive compensation for the damages incurred.

In this article, Evolve Legal will walk you through the bike accident compensation process and what constitutes hiring an accident lawyer for your claim.

What Damages Occur in a Bicycle Accident?

A bicycle accident can result in many physical, psychological and material damages, including:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages at work
  • Property damage
  • Emotional distress
  • Mental repercussions like flashbacks, PTSD, anxiety or depression
  • Loss of use of limbs or bodily functions
  • Inability to ride a bicycle

What is a Bicycle Accident Claim?

Filing a bicycle accident claim is the first step you must take to receive compensation for the above-stated damages. When you file a claim, your accident lawyer will work with you to add up all the financial losses from your accident.

Once you file a claim and state the damages, your accident lawyer will then collect as much information about the case as possible. This discovery process includes witness statements, photographic evidence and getting in touch with insurance companies and medical facilities.

How to Receive Bike Accident Compensation

In an ideal world, you would receive full compensation for the damages from your bicycle accident. However, some bicycle accident claims are a little more complicated. Some factors that influence the total compensation include:

  • Comparative Fault: If you have done anything to contribute to the accident, the other party will not be 100% responsible for the damages.
  • Disputes: If any facts about the case are called into question or cannot be proven, they may affect the outcome of the bicycle accident claim.
  • Resources of the Other Party: If the other party does not have the resources to compensate you, you may not receive as much compensation as you expected.

Seek Damages for Your Bicycle Accident

Evolve Legal is a team of accident lawyers in Queensland. If you’ve been involved in an accident, we can help you understand your options for compensation. To learn more about your bicycle accident case, call us on 1300 025 101 or complete the contact form.