Motorcycle Injury Compensation

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists are vulnerable road users because other than their helmet and protective clothing they are exposed to other vehicles. Many motor bike accidents occur because other road users just don’t see the motor bike. If you have been injured in a motorbike accident, it is therefore important that your lawyer understands the issues that confront motor bike riders and their pillion passengers.
Our specialist compensation lawyers at Stacks Goudkamp will advise you on your rights and help you make a claim for your injuries.

To read some examples of our successful motorcycle accident claims, read our case studies.

If you have suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident, either as the rider or a pillion passenger, you may be entitled to benefits and compensation. If the driver of a vehicle caused your accident, we will make a claim against their insurer. If the accident was caused by poor road conditions or poor road layout, we will advise you on that too.

Under the current NSW legislation, you may be entitled to benefits if you were at fault and may also be entitled to benefits and compensation if you were partly to blame for the accident. You can even receive benefits and recover compensation if nobody was at fault for your accident, for example if you swerved to avoid wildlife on the road.

We will explain your rights and deal with the insurer for you, taking away the stress of bringing a claim and helping you get back on your feet.

With our 40 years’ experience we have successfully represented countless motorcyclists and pillion passengers who have been injured in motorbike accidents with wide ranging physical and psychological injuries.

As well as assisting clients who have been injured in NSW, we have helped clients who have been injured in motor bike accidents across Australia and overseas.

What should you do?

If you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident you should contact us without delay.
Our free call number is 1800 251 800.

We are happy to advise you, without obligation or charge.



Most medical negligence claims are not clear cut. The way we determine whether a person has a medical negligence claim is by conducting a thorough investigation. This investigation involves taking a detailed history from the person involved and any witnesses available. We then request a complete copy of their medical records. Once we have all the material we require, we analyse it carefully. We then qualify an independent like-trained expert to comment on whether they consider the standard of treatment and care provided to that person was acceptable.

If that expert is prepared to criticise the treatment or care as being below an acceptable standard, then it is only at that time that we can establish that a person actually has a medical negligence claim.

A medical negligence claim can be brought against any person or entity who has a duty of care in providing competent and reasonable medical treatment to a patient. Medical negligence claims are most commonly brought against public and private hospital medical and nursing staff, as well as specialist doctors. However, claims can also be brought against:
  • General Practitioners
  • Radiologists
  • Dental Professionals
  • Chiropractors and Osteopaths
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Facilities responsible for a person’s care such as a Correctional Centre
A claim can be made a against more than one person or entity should multiple medical professionals breach their duty of care towards a person.
Medical negligence is a complex and highly technical area of law, and making a medical negligence claim requires experienced and expert lawyers to assist you with the process.
In New South Wales, there is a time limit in which a person can bring a medical negligence claim. This time limit is 3 years from the date of discoverability, which is the first date a person ought to have known:
  • That an injury has occurred.
  • That the injury was caused by the fault of another person.
  • That the injury was sufficiently serious to justify bringing a claim.

As can be seen, there are some circumstances in which a person can bring a claim for an injury which occurred more than 3 years ago. However, to determine whether this is possible requires a detailed understanding of your situation to help us advise you further.

Every medical negligence claim is uniquie, and brings its own challenges with individual facts and issues. Therefore, there is no typical timeframe within which medical negligence claims may resolve. In our experience, medical negligence claims can take anywhere from 2 to 4 years to resolve. How long each claim takes to resolve depends on a lot of different factors, many of which are outside our control. The main factors which impact how long a medical negligence claim can take to resolve include:
  • The time taken to access medical records
  • The complexity of the medical issues involved in the case
  • The availability of experts
How vigorously the claim is defended by the defendant lawyers.

Being injured as a result of a medical professional’s negligent treatment and care can be life changing. Unfortunately, it often results in permanent pain and suffering, ongoing treatment expenses, requirement for care and loss of income. Bringing a medical negligence claim is about your future financial security.

Although, compensation is unable to change what has happened to a victim of medical negligence, it can go a long way towards alleviating any financial stresses which people often find themselves in as a result of the injury they have suffered.

Stacks Goudkamp are highly experienced and specialised personal injury lawyers. Our medical negligence lawyers specialise only in medical negligence litigation. This means they are a dedicated expert in the area and can ensure you receive the very best outcome to which you are entitled.

I could write a book as to how the last 4 years would have been different if not for Tom and his team.
The support, assistance, advice from the first conversation till even after the settlement was second to none from the team at Stacks Goudkamp.
Four years on and after many downs, my children and I have our lives back.
We are unable to THANK YOU enough, but know that you have changed our lives for the better in so many ways since the accident.


Contact your local team for a free consultation to find out if
you are eligible for compensation