Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Sydney

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Motorcycle riders in NSW are among the most vulnerable road users and are very susceptible to serious or even fatal injuries. Thankfully, the NSW CTP Scheme also covers those who have been injured while riding a motorcycle. Our team of expert Motorcycle Accident Lawyers are here to help you maximise your compensation in the event that you are unable to work and need medical attention following an accident. 

Have you been injured in a Motorcycle Accident?

Have you been injured in a Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle Accidents can be lead to life-altering events, such as sever injuries/fatalities, emotional trauma and suffering, and heavy financial burdens. We understand that dealing with such accidents can be a very stressful and daunting time in life. We’ve helped hundreds of injured riders with ensuring they are fully supported and compensated throughout this tough period. 

It’s important that if you have been involved in a motorcycle accident that you follow these steps:

  1. Seek immediate medical attention if you are injured and keep all medical records
  2. Gather as much evidence as you can by documenting the scene and details of other parties involved
  3. Retrieve a police report either at the scene or going to a police station within 28 days of the accident
  4. Consult with an expert Motorcycle Accident Lawyer to start your claim for compensation

What type of motorcycle accidents can I claim?

Motorcycle accidents can come in many shapes and forms, the most common accidents that we help injured riders claim include:

Lane splitting collisions:
Among the most common accidents, especially done at high speeds
Collisions at intersections:
Motorcycle accidents commonly happen at intersections it may be difficult to check surroundings
Single vehicle accidents:
Sometimes no other vehicle is involved and accidents happen due to poor road conditions, weather, or vehicle malfunction
Rear-end collision:
These types of collisions can lead to serious injuries and are commonly the fault of the other party
Hit and Run accidents:
We often see a lot of hit and run accidents related to motorcycle accidents

Regardless of how you’ve been injured while riding your motorcycle, our team at Alliance Compensation & Litigation Lawyers are able to assist you in understand your eligibility for compensation at no cost to you, call us now at (02) 8764 1776.

How much compensation can I receive for my motorcycle accident?

The amount of compensation you can receive when you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident will mainly depend on the severity of your injury. These amounts can be broken up into 3 different categories:

  1. Threshold Injuries: these injuries are less severe, and the amount of compensation you receive will only be limited to up to 12 months.
  2. Above Threshold Injuries: these are more sever injuries, which means the amount of compensation you receive may extend beyond the 12 months.
  3. Permanent Impairment: If you’ve incurred above threshold injuries with with more than 10% permanent impairment then this will also provide you with an additional lump some payment.


Each motorcycle injury is unique and must be investigated individually, to further understand compensation amounts we also have to take into consideration your loss of income, medical expenses and any other personal care requirements. 

What compensation can I claim for motorcycle accidents?

What compensation can I claim for motorcycle accidents?

It’s important to understand what are the different types of compensation you are eligible for if you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident. Below is a list of things that you can expect to claim:

Income support via weekly payments:
If you've lost income due to your motor vehicle accident, you may be eligible for weekly payments to help cover the loss of earnings during your recovery period.
Medical Expenses
This compensation covers the cost of medical treatment, including hospital fees, rehabilitation costs, and any ongoing healthcare needs resulting from the accident.
Pain and suffering:
If you've experienced significant pain and suffering due to your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for the physical and emotional distress caused by the accident.
Commercial care & domestic assistance:
If your injuries require you to seek commercial care services or assistance with domestic tasks you can no longer perform, this compensation helps cover these additional expenses.
Permanent impairment:
In cases where the accident results in permanent physical or mental impairment, you may be entitled to an additional lump sum payment.

It’s important to note that if your injury is considered a threshold injury, you are only entitled to benefits for up to 12 months (excluding lump sum payment). If your injury is above the threshold then the duration you receive these benefits are extended.

Start your Motorcycle Accident Claim in 3 simple steps

Our simple approach ensures that you receive an effective and professional service. We preserve your rights and entitlements to ensure a fair outcome.


Learning About all your Legal Issues

We take all details of your matter and identify all the legal issues to be addressed


Understand your rights, formulate a plan

We provide legal advice and formulate a plan to progress your matter


Execute our plan

We execute our plan, monitor the progress and strive for resolution of your matter

Why Choose Alliance Compensation & Litigation Lawyers as your motorcycle accident lawyer?

We understand that dealing with the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident can be overwhelming. That’s why we’re more than just your lawyers; we’re your personal advocates for getting your life back on track. Our team has more than 14 years experience in the motor vehicle accidents space and have helped thousands of everyday Aussies with their claims. 

Accredited Specialist
Our team includes accredited specialists in motor vehicle accident law, ensuring you receive top-tier, expert legal advice.
No Win no fee
With our 'No Win, No Fee' policy, you can have peace of mind knowing that our services are risk-free and focused on your success.
We come to you
Understanding your situation, we offer the convenience of coming to you, making legal support accessible no matter your circumstances.
99% win rate
This compensation covers the cost of medical treatment, including hospital fees, rehabilitation costs, and any ongoing healthcare needs resulting from the accident.

Meet your Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Associate Solicitor

CTP Claims Manager


Frequently Asked Questions

In New South Wales (NSW), there are strict time limits for making a motorcycle accident claim. It’s crucial to be aware of these deadlines to ensure your claim is valid:

Notification of the Accident: You must notify the police about the accident immediately or within 28 days of the accident, particularly if there is injury or death. This is a legal requirement under NSW law.

Early Notification: For a compensation claim, you should provide an early notification to the relevant Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurer within 28 days of the accident. This can be crucial for accessing early medical and wage loss benefits.

Formal Claim Submission: The formal claim for personal injury benefits needs to be submitted within three months of the accident. This is done through a personal injury claim form submitted to the CTP insurer of the vehicle at fault.

Statute of Limitations: For a lump sum compensation claim (in cases of more serious injuries), the claim must generally be made within three years from the date of the accident.

It’s important to note that there may be exceptions or specific circumstances that could affect these timeframes, so consulting a legal professional is advisable for personalised advice.

Depending on the complexity of your case, there may be instances where it can take longer for you to receive your compensation. However, it is standard that once the CTP insurer has made their decision to agree to make compensation payments, they must start payments within 28 days of the decision.

In order to make a claim for a lump sum payout (common law claim) in relation to your motorcycle injury, you must first be presented with above threshold injuries and have a permanent impairment of over 10%. Such injuries can include:

  • Fractures and broken bones
  • Brain and spinal damage
  • Loss of limbs


Those making a claim for lump sum payment will need to go through an evaluation of impairment. This involves engaging with a medical assessor to evaluate the avilable evidence regarding your accident, such evidence includes:

  • Medical evidence
  • Medico-legal reports
  • Diagnostic findings 


In order to evaluate impairment, it’s important to note that you must already have shown that impairment has been present for a period of time and that you are not likely to get any better regardless of further treatment. If it is assessed that you have a permanent impairment of over 10% you will be eligible to make a common law claim to receive an additional lump sum compensation. 

There are multiple reasons as to why you should use a Motorcycle accident lawyer if you’ve been injured:

  • You don’t know how to submit a claim: Filing a claim involves understanding intricate legal and procedural requirements that can be overwhelming for someone without legal training. A motorcycle accident lawyer knows how to properly submit a claim, ensuring all necessary documentation and evidence are included. This expertise reduces the risk of errors that could delay or jeopardize your claim.
  • You’re not happy with the CTP insurer’s decision: If you’re not satisfied with the decision made by the Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurer – perhaps they’ve denied your claim or offered a settlement that doesn’t adequately cover your losses – a lawyer can contest this on your behalf. They can negotiate with the insurer, present additional evidence, and argue for a more favorable outcome. Your motorcycle accident lawyer can also represent you in court if litigation is needed. 
  • You want to maximise your compensation: Lawyers experienced in motorcycle accidents understand the full spectrum of compensation you may be entitled to, which can include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. They know how to calculate the true value of your claim, including future expenses and impacts on your quality of life, ensuring you receive the maximum compensation possible.
  • You are unsure if you have a case: If you’re unsure about the strength or validity of your case, a lawyer can provide an informed evaluation. They can assess the details of the accident, determine liability, and advise you on the likelihood of a successful claim. This initial assessment can save you time and resources and provide clarity on your legal options.
  • No win no fee arrangements: Many motorcycle accident lawyers in NSW offer ‘No Win, No Fee’ arrangements, which means you only pay legal fees if you receive compensation. This makes legal services more accessible and reduces financial risk for you.

If you are unsure of the process of making a claim, follow the steps below:

  1. Report your incident to the police and retrieve a police event number, this is needed when submitting your claim
  2. Seek immediate medical attention to gather medical evidence in relation to the severity of your injuries which will be used by the CTP insurer to assess the claim
  3. Submit an Application for personal injury benefits form to the CTP Insurer 
  4. Wait for the CTP Insurer to assess your claim and contact you
  5. Receive your compensation


This is a simple breakdown of the process. It can be much more complex than this due to the uniqueness of each claim. That is why it is recommended that you seek assistance from an expert Motorcycle accident lawyer who can help you throughout the whole process. At Alliance Compensation & Litigation Lawyers, we operate at a No-Win-No-Fee structure, meaning this won’t cost you anything until you’ve secured your compensation.

According to the Motor Accident Injuries Act 2017, for the first 52 weeks it doesn’t matter who caused the accident. This means that those drivers who are most at fault are still eligible to receive compensation for the first 52 weeks. 

Once the 52 weeks have past, then statutory benefits to the driver will cease. This ensures that everyone involved in the car accident is supported. So if you are at fault, be sure to still reach out to us to lodge a claim as you may still be eligible for benefits. 

However, if you are at-fault and your vehicle is not insured, then unfortunately you are not eligible for compensation.

Being involved in a car accident can be a very stressful period in your life. The last thing you want to deal with alongside your recovery is to gather all the required documents and evidence needed to submit a claim for compensation. In such case, hiring a Car Accident lawyer can prove to be a wise move to reduce the burden and allows you to gain confidence that your claim will be looked after. 

The benefits of hiring a Car Accident lawyer doesn’t just end once you’ve submitted the claim. We will also provide you with support and represent you in cases the decisions made by the CTP insurer are not favourable for you. A car accident lawyer will provide you with the legal guidance needed to ensure that you receive maximum compensation. 

We also ensure that no stones are left unturned, as we also look into opportunities where permanent impairment is present which can also result in an additional lump sum payment alongside your usual statutory benefits. 

Finally, here at Alliance Compensation & Litigiation Lawyers, we operate on a No-Win-No-Fee structure, meaning if you are not successful in your claim you don’t pay a single cent. In cases where the claim is worth less than $75K, upon a successful claim, the CTP insurer will cover 100% of the cost.

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