Motorcycle accidents

You have probably ridden your motorcycle for years without an accident. You are experienced. You have ridden in all sorts of traffic and road conditions. And now you have had an accident and your life has turned upside down.  The other driver might have changed lanes not even seeing you. Or, there may not even be another driver. It may be that your accident was caused due to inferior road conditions.

The fact is that motorcyclists are in a vulnerable position. And the injuries suffered in a motorbike accident are often traumatic.  

We have extensive experience in representing injured motorcyclists, claiming compensation from councils,  as well as other motorists. We have a successful track record of obtaining maximum compensation to our clients.

We also keep in touch with the motorcycling community, and hold presentations on motorcycling safety. You can read about our presentation to the Historic Motor Cycle Club Queensland here.

here is how we can help today

 

 

  • Call our office at (07) 3062 2268  and speak to one of our staff members about your case. You can schedule a consultation with Oszkar Denes. 

 

  • Browse our collection of articles, FAQs and blog posts. If you don’t see your question answered there, fill out the contact form on our website and tell us more about your specific situation.

25% Fee Agreement

In all of our personal injury compensation matters, we act on a  No Win – No Fee basis. What that means is, there’s no upfront cost to you.

 

In Queensland, most compensation firms will charge you 50% of your compensation amount – the maximum allowed at law. This is very expensive. Our fee is different. We will cap our fee at 25% if we don’t have to file a claim in court. If we have to file a claim in court, then the cap is 33%.  Remember also, these are the maximum fees we will charge. If our fee in your claim is less, then we charge the lesser amount.

 

Before you engage us, we will provide you a written Disclosure Notice and a Client Service Agreement. These documents set out in detail the service we provide, as well as our fees and outlays. Before you sign anything, you can take these documents home with you, and study them with your family. You can take as long as you need, there is never any pressure from us. If anything in these documents doesn’t make sense to you, we can discuss it with you and you are free to ask another lawyer to give you advice.  And remember, no win – no fee agreements come with a 5 day cooling off period for extra peace of mind.

questions and answers

I crashed because of gravel on the road. Do I even have a case?

It depends. We have recovered compensation in situations where the gravel was not cleaned up after roadworks, and where council had been aware of the presence of gravel on a particularly dangerous section of the road but failed to do anything about it. We will need to investigate the circumstances of your case before we can advise you. We may even need to engage a traffic expert.

Can I claim compensation if no other vehicle was involved in my crash?

Potentially. For example, if the crash was due to a mechanical failure in your bike then we may need to investigate if the manufacturer might face any liability. If the accident was caused by poor road conditions, we would look into whether the road operated breached their duty of care.

What is the time limit to claim compensation?

Generally 3 years, but you have to comply with certain procedural steps much sooner, so please contact us.