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If you’ve been injured in a cycling accident, speak to a bicycle accident lawyer from Australia’s Largest specialist personal injury firm.

We ask more questions and get to know you personally. It’s how we spot the things others don’t, so you get more compensation.

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I’ve been injured on my bike. Can I make a cycling accident claim?

There are rules that apply to bicycles that are not widely understood by drivers. For example, in NSW bikes can legally use transit lanes, and can ride two abreast as long as they’re no more than 1.5m apart.

If you’ve been in a bike crash with a car or any other vehicle, and you’ve needed time off work or treatment, you may be eligible for compensation. Many cyclists don’t know they’re covered under the vehicle driver’s CTP insurance policy and fail to claim their compensation entitlements. If you’re not sure about whether you’re eligible to make a claim, it costs nothing to call Law Partners for advice and we’ll put you straight through to a specialist bicycle accident lawyer.

We’ll get you more compensation.

Bicycle accident injuries often mean time off work, unplanned expenses and financial stress. But your situation is unique, and your cycling accident injuries may have led to other complications. For example, a knee injury can cause a limp, leading to a back injury. We’ll get to know you personally, to understand all your issues and their impact on your life. That’s why you’ll get more compensation with a Law Partners bicycle accident lawyer on your side.

What bicycle accidents can I claim for?

Drivers failing to give way.

Usually where a driver pulls out from an intersection into the cyclist’s path or hits the cyclist side-on.


Being hit from behind.

These accidents can result in serious injuries, especially where the cyclist is hit at speed.


Having a car door opened onto you as you ride by (“dooring”).

This is a common scenario for cyclists, and injuries can be significant.


A car speeding past you or passing too close, causing you to crash.

Close passes are all too common, and since they often happen at speed they can have serious consequences.


No matter how you’ve been injured on your bike, you can call Law Partners for free advice on your compensation entitlements.


Getting started.

Tell us about your claim.

Speak to one of our friendly solicitors today and find out if you can claim.

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We’ll get to know you.

Our solicitor will ask more questions and get to know you personally to work out everything you’re entitled to.

We’ll offer to start your claim.

We’ll explain how we can claim all your compensation and give you our ‘no win no fee’ guarantee. You decide if you want to proceed – there’s no obligation.

Get FREE claim advice today.

A specialist lawyer will review your circumstances and tell you how much you can claim.

What can I claim for a bicycle accident injury?

Bicycle accident injuries are often classified as non-minor, which means your benefits could extend to 24 months and beyond, and you might be entitled to significant lump sums.

CategoryEntitlements
Minor injury
  • Income support, medical and home care expenses for up to 6 months
Non-minor injury
  • Income support, medical and home care expenses that can extend beyond 24 months if there is a claim for damages
  • A lump sum for past and future lost income
Non-minor injury over 10% permanent impairment
  • An additional lump sum for pain and suffering

It’s vital that your injuries and their impact on your life are thoroughly assessed, and that’s where the right bike accident lawyer makes a big difference. We win over 99% of our cases and pride ourselves in winning more compensation.


How we can help you.

Here are three ways our bicycle accident lawyers can get more compensation for you:

Give you free advice before you submit your claim. It’s critical that your application is filled out correctly, and that your injuries are properly assessed by your GP on your certificate of fitness.

Help you if you disagree with the assessment on the insurer’s liability notice. If the insurer has classified your injuries as minor, but you disagree with the decision, we can review it for you and provide free legal advice on your options.

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Help you claim a lump sum settlement. If your injuries are non-minor and you weren’t at fault in the accident, it’s very likely you can claim a lump sum settlement, and these lump sums can be substantial.


You’re in safe hands with Law Partners.

Your bicycle accident lawyer is backed by a team of specialists including paralegals, medico-legal experts, forensic accountants and barristers. So you’re in safe hands with Australia’s largest specialist personal injury firm.

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Lydia Wheatley

Senior Associate

The best thing about being a personal injury solicitor is also the thing that drives and motivates me to be the best I can be and that’s the opportunity and ability to positively change the life of someone in need.

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Ben Cortese

Solicitor

Representing injured Australians carries a lot of responsibility which is never lost on me, and it’s this sense of duty that drives me to be the best I can be each and every day.

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Bashir El Kheir

Solicitor

No matter what, it’s my duty as a legal professional to always act in the client’s best interest whilst upholding the administration of justice.

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Minaa Mohmand

Associate

A great personal injury Solicitor will exhaust every avenue possible to maximise a client’s compensation entitlements. This is the Solicitor I strive to be for every one of my clients.

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Tanja Maksimovic

Senior Associate

My professional approach is to establish open and honest communication with every client in order to build trust. I want every client to have confidence in me that I’ll do whatever it takes to ensure they receive maximum compensation.

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Roger Firth

Solicitor

Injured Australians seeking compensation deserve a thorough solicitor. And a thorough solicitor is someone who never cuts corners and will properly map out the road to collecting the right evidence to give their client the best chance of achieving an ultimate outcome.

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Gillian Potts

Special Counsel

Being a calm-natured and patient person, I find that the best way to help my clients with their claims is to first focus on listening to them and understanding their needs, and then set about fulfilling those needs and exceeding their expectations.

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Bill Cortese

Managing Solicitor

As Managing Solicitor, I pride myself on being an expert communicator and a resourceful negotiator. These are the attributes necessary to turn a good outcome into an optimal outcome.

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Frequently asked questions.

If you’ve been knocked off your bike in a hit and run accident in NSW, where the driver failed to stop and can’t be traced, you may still be able to make a claim for bike accident compensation. The NSW CTP scheme allows you to apply for compensation from the ‘Nominal Defendant’ where the at-fault vehicle can’t be identified.

The NSW CTP scheme covers injuries only and doesn’t cover property damage. To claim for damage to your bike, unless you have bike insurance or it’s covered by your home contents insurance, you’ll need to claim directly from the at-fault driver. The first step is to get a quote for the repair or replacement of your bike, then send a letter of demand to the at-fault driver.

If the at-fault driver refuses to pay, you can make a claim against them in the local court. Most cases involving damage to bikes will be handled by the small claims division of your local court.

  1. You’ll need a police event number – you can get this by calling 131 444 or going to a police station.
  1. Obtain a certificate of fitness from your doctor.
  1. Lodge an application for personal injury benefits on the CTP insurer of the vehicle mostly at fault for the accident.
  1. You have 28 days after the date of the accident to lodge this application to get back-payment for any lost wages.
  1. The final deadline for lodging your CTP claim is three months from the date of the accident.
  1. Note that this application doesn’t cover any lump sum payments you might be entitled to – you need to apply for these separately.

Your benefits will be largely based on your medical assessment in your certificate of fitness, which determines whether your injuries are classified as minor or non-minor. This is the most critical part of your application. It’s strongly advised to get advice from a bicycle injury lawyer before you lodge your claim to make sure you’ve done it correctly and you don’t miss out on benefits you’re entitled to.

In the 12 months to May 2021 there were 11,016 motor accident injury claims submitted in NSW and $466M was paid out in benefits and lump sums.*

The amount of car accident compensation that you can claim depends on the extent of your injuries, which will be classified as ‘minor’ or ‘non-minor’. The following table outlines the difference:

Physical Injury ClassificationExamples
Minor (soft tissue injuries)
  • Muscle strain without tears
  • Sore back
  • Whiplash
Non-minor (fractures, organ damage)
  • Broken arm
  • Head or brain injury
  • Injuries that require surgery

It’s important to remember that compensation after a bike accident also depends on the extent of your losses (such as lost income). Here’s a summary of bike accident compensation entitlements:

CategoryEntitlements
Minor injury
  • Income support, medical and home care expenses for up to 6 months
Non-minor injury
  • Income support, medical and home care expenses that can extend beyond 24 months if there is a claim for damages
  • A lump sum for past and future lost income
Non-minor injury over 10% permanent impairment
  • An additional lump sum for pain and suffering

To get an estimate of your bike accident compensation NSW entitlements you can use this compensation calculator.

*Based on SIRA Open Data, May 2021.


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Why should I choose Law Partners?

Caring for our clients drives everything we do – that’s why thousands of Australians every year choose Law Partners.

We’ll match you with a lawyer who specialises bike accident compensation claims like yours.

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We’ll build a personal relationship with you and your family to make sure we understand the true impact of your injuries.

Your bike accident compensation team will check in with you regularly and always keep you up to date with your case.

We win over 99% of our cases and pride ourselves in winning more compensation.

Do I have a case?

Our senior lawyers will assess your case for free.


Find out more about bicycle accident compensation.


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