Motorcycle Accident Lawyerfor Injury Claims The last few years have seen a surge in motorcycling on our roads. During the pandemic, motorbike sales increased by 22% delivering 20,000 additional motorcycles to Australian roads. With more motorbikes on the road, unfortunately the chances of accident, injury or fatalities increase. Sadly, motorcycle fatalities have increased 30% in the last year. If you been injured in a motorcycle accident, you should consult with a motorbike accident lawyer, as you may be eligible for compensation. Arnold Thomas & Becker Motorbike Accidents Lawyers are here to help. We are experts in road accident law. When you are admitted to hospital or are treated by another medical practitioner for your motorcycle accident injury, it is likely they will receive payment from the TAC for your treatment. The TAC may be able to indemnify you, even if the accident was your fault, meaning they could cover compensation. Many motorcycle accident victims are entitled to additional payouts and benefits from the TAC and some are not aware of this. Talk to one of our motor vehicle accident lawyers in Melbourne, regional Victoria or Tasmania to discuss your rights and compensation eligibility. Depending on your circumstances your motorbike injury claim could include; • Pain and suffering• Loss of wages• Medical and like expenses• A Lump Sum Impairment Benefit; and• Lump Sum Common Law Claims for Damages• Household Support Services for all costs to cover maintaining your household whilst you recover• Travel costs to towards travelling to and from necessary medical appointments A widowed spouse or other bereaved dependents such as children may make a compensation claim on behalf of the deceased motorcycle rider. How common are motorcycle accidents? In 2022, 56 Victorians were killed on motorcycles and 954 were hospitalised with a serious injury. What causes motorcycle accidents? Motorcycle accidents are caused by a variety of factors, for example failure to detect motorcycles in traffic, vehicles turning left in front of a motorcycle, speed, blind spots and lane filtering.Most fatalities are caused by vehicle collisions coming from the opposing direction or motorcycles being run off the road. What percentage of motorcycle accidents are caused by cars? Around 60% of motorbike accidents are caused by another vehicle. How often do motorcycle accidents happen? Around 20 motorcycle crashes occur in Victoria every week. When do most motorcycle accidents occur? Motorcycle accidents are most likely to occur during the weekend on a Saturday afternoon. Wet, wintery conditions can also increase the chance of an accident. Does Medicare cover motorcycle accidents? TAC can cover some medical expenses as can Medicare. As their policies may change from time to time it pays to check with these organisations directly. What percentage of motorcycle accidents are fatal? Around 7% of motorcycle accidents can be fatal. Where do most motorcycle accidents happen? Motorcycle accidents occur on urban and regional roads to equal measure. However, collisions can be more damaging when speeds are increase over 80 km per hour, which is most likely to occur in regional settings. Call one of our motorcycle injury lawyers today for a no win no fee consultation 1300 300 333. Or fill in the form below and we will call you.