Given that motorcycles make up around 1 in every 20 vehicles registered in Queensland, that's approximately 217,000 registered motorcycles on Queensland roads. The two wheeled vehicle is now an attractive transportation choice for many Queenslanders.
Motorbikes are generally an economical way to get around especially commuting to and from work. Motorbikes have grown in popularity, especially as a leisure activity. More riders are hitting the roads for weekend rides to relax and feel the wind in their hair and beards.
If you are suffering injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident, you may be eligible to pursue motorcycle injury compensation claims. The motorcycle accident compensation payouts you may receive are dependant on the severity of the motorcycle accident, as well as the specifics of how the accident occurred and who was at fault.
The team at Smith’s Lawyers are highly experienced personal injury lawyers and are best placed at helping Queenslanders through the legal process, ensuring you receive the motorbike accident compensation you need to get back on your feet.
Talk with an experienced car accident lawyer for more information.
Motorcycles don't have a protective shell around the rider like other motor vehicles have, meaning riders are much more susceptible to injury during crashes. It’s in your best interests to wear protective clothing when you are riding your motorbike, at the very least you must legally wear a correctly fitted Australian Design Rules (ADR) approved helmet. No matter how much protective clothing you wear, there’s always the risk of injury if you come off your motorbike at speed – you can only minimise the risk, not eliminate it. Common motorcycle accident injuries include:
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