What to do after a motorcycle accident?

When another vehicle is involved, you should do as you would in any motor vehicle accident. That is: report the incident to police, get the details of the other drivers involved, note the vehicle registration number and find out its insurer.

You’ll also need to see a doctor to assist with a Notice of Accident Claim Form.

However, if it was a single vehicle motorcycle accident, generally compensation is only claimable where the injury sustained is classified as catastrophic. That means that the injured person requires lifetime care.

The compensation is available under the Queensland Government’s National Injury Insurance Scheme and is available regardless of who’s at fault in the accident.

There are, however, conditions to this including that it’s only available if no other compensation or damages has been paid, and you can’t claim if the injury was a pre-existing condition, which was not made permanently worse by the accident.

Disclaimer: This information is designed for general information in relation to Queensland compensation law. It does not constitute legal advice. We strongly recommend you seek legal advice in regards to your specific situation. For help understanding your rights, please call 1800 851 458 or chat via live chat to talk to one of our Lawyers today.

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