- Do I have a Property Damage or Compensation Claim?
- How do I start a Claim?
- Time limits to claim
- How are cycling accident claims different?
- No Win No Fee
- Why use a Lawyer?
- What if my cycling accident occurred while I was working or on my way to or from work?
Do I have a Property Damage or Compensation Claim?
If you have been the rider of a bicycle who has been involved in a cycling accident in Queensland involving a motor vehicle that is not your fault or only partly your fault, you have a right to claim compensation pursuant to Queensland laws.
If you have been a pillion passenger on a bicycle who has been injured in an accident in Queensland involving a motor vehicle regardless of fault, you have a right to claim compensation pursuant to Queensland laws.
In many cases it is even possible to make a claim even when the identity of the vehicle that has caused or contributed to the accident is unknown, such as where there is a hit and run accident or an accident caused by an unknown vehicle that has left hazardous materials or substances on the roadway such as oil or fuel.
How do I start a Personal Injury Claim?
Collect as much information as possible regarding the accident. Download our free Motor Vehicle Accident Checklist.
→ Prefer to start your claim online?
→ Click here complete our Online Accident Claim Form
→ Upon receipt of your Notice of Accident Claim Form we will contact you to discuss your potential claim.
Time limits to claim
If you have been involved in an accident we recommend that you seek legal advice immediately as you may lose your right to claim for damages if you fail to act within the critical dates.
It is a good idea to start your claim as soon as possible as the longer you take to start your claim, the harder it is to gather the information and evidence required to prove your claim.
Call us on 1800 777 099 for an obligation free claim review.
How are cycling accident claims different?
People sometimes aren’t aware that bicycle riders have the same right to make personal injury claims against motorists who injure them. If you have ever fallen off a bicycle or been hit by another vehicle while riding a bicycle, you will understand how much pain is involved and the severity of the injuries you can suffer in a bicycle accident.
At ILQ we take a special interest in helping cyclists who have been injured as a result of the careless actions of other motorists who cause these accidents.
When you are travelling on 2 wheels rather than on 4 wheels, you are also more susceptible to accidents caused by hazardous materials and substances being left on the roadway from other vehicles, such as oil or fuel.
At ILQ we are very experienced in making successful claims against the Nominal Defendant where bike riders have been injured due to vehicles leaving hazardous materials and substances on the roadway – even when the identity of the vehicle that caused the hazard is unknown or where there is a hit and run scenario.
Just as with other classes of motor vehicle accidents, cycling accidents not only result in severe injuries, but they also can cause you to have time off work which results in you not being able to support your family and loved ones.
We can pursue your rights as a cyclist as vigorously as we would for any motor vehicle, motorcycle or scooter injury claim. This includes obtaining the best medical and rehabilitation treatment available and maximising the full amount of compensation claimable for pain, suffering, expenses and the economic loss you have suffered because of the careless actions of other people on the roadway.
You may also have a property damage claim for any damage caused to your bike and riding gear.
Call us on 1800 777 099 for an obligation free claim review.
No Win No Fee
At ILQ we understand that not everyone is in a position to pay a lawyer for upfront advice. That is why at ILQ there are no upfront costs or outlays.
Our ILQ No Win No Fee scheme is available for all bicycle accident claims. This means you do not pay for legal fees or outlays unless your case is successful.
In most instances, people who have been involved in a bicycle accident are suffering financially due to not being able to work or working on a reduced hours basis because of the adverse affects of their injuries.
That is why we conduct all of our personal injury claims on a No Win No Fee basis.
In many cases a significant proportion of your legal fees and outlays can also be recovered from the insurance company.
Why use a Lawyer?
If you have been a rider or passenger that has been involved in a bicycle accident that is not your fault, or only partly your fault, you have a right to claim compensation in Queensland.
Because it is in the insurance company’s interests to try and limit the amount of compensation you can recover, they will not advise you what you can claim and what your claim is really worth.
Insurance companies have their own team of lawyers who do everything they can to try and reduce the amount of your claim.
Without legal representation you will be at a big disadvantage when dealing with the insurance companies and their lawyers.
If you are involved in a cycling accident in Queensland, it is critical that you obtain advice from a lawyer who is very experienced in bicycle accident claims to ensure that you are aware of all the benefits that are available to you.
As ILQ are very experienced in all kinds of bicycle accident claims, we make sure that you recover everything that you are entitled to at law.
And because ILQ operates on a No Win No Fee basis, you don’t need to pay any legal costs or outlays until your claim is successfully finalised.
In most cases, a significant proportion of your legal costs and outlays can also be recovered from the insurance company.
What if my bicycle accident occurred while I was working or on my way to or from work?
If you were injured while you were working, or cycling to or from work, you still have the same rights to make a personal injury claim against the CTP insurer of the vehicle at fault. You also have the right to make a claim on WorkCover Queensland or your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer to pay for your medical treatment and your weekly wage while you are away from work.
Call us on freecall 1800 777 099 for an obligation free claim review.