I was riding my bicycle on the road and was hit by a car. I cannot return to work. What can I do?

Bicycles and Motor Vehicles have had to get use to sharing the roads since the rising trend of using bicycles as a method of transport and recreation. In fact, the popularity has grown so much recently that quirky names such as “MAMIL” (“middle aged mad in lycra”) have been developed to refer to people who cycle. In Brisbane, we have seen the introduction of public bicycles available to people at various points throughout the city and the introduction of bike lanes on many roads around town. With the increase in cyclists on the roads, there has been an increase in collisions and accidents, and a corresponding increase in the need for bike accident lawyers.

Bicycles and Motor Vehicles have the same rights and responsibilities on the road. It is a horrifying situation to be hit by a car when riding a bicycle. The impact to your livelihood is enormous if you are not able to make a quick recovery. We would strongly recommend that you seek medical attention and discuss the situation directly with your employer.

When you do meet with your medical practitioner, see if they can give you an indication about recovery times and/or whether your injury (or part of it) is permanent. With this knowledge, you will be better equipped to talk with bike injury lawyers to give you advice on whether or not to pursue a claim and how likely it is to be successful.

Depending on when the accident occurred you may be entitled to lodge a WorkCover Statutory Benefits Application. You may also have the right to lodge a claim against the insurer of the vehicle that collided with you. To ensure you are protecting all your legal rights we would recommend contacting the police to report the accident.

Contact our Bike Accident Lawyers

We strongly recommend that you seek legal advice to facilitate all aspects of your compensation claim. If you require assistance with your claim, contact one of our Bike Accident Lawyers on (07) 3252 0011.

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