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It was disconcerting to read an article today on the Gold Coast Bulletin, “Bike Rider seriously injured in accident.”

In Advancetown on September 21, 2014, a 25 year old motorcycle rider crashed into a parked car at about 10am. The cause of the accident was deemed by police to be caused by the ride failing to negotiate a turn while traveling along Clagiraba Road.

The accident scene was discovered by undercover traffic police on normal patrol duty. He was found close to the accident scene unconscious with multiple fractures sustained. Fortunately, he was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital where he remains in stable, albeit serious condition.

Our team at East Coast Injury Lawyers would like to continue to urge our clients and other networks to please exercise care during travel in any motor vehicle.

The Motor Accident Insurance Commission’s Annual Report for 2012-2013 has estimated that there have been approximately 3782 motor vehicle accidents for that year. Furthermore, while 70.9% of the injuries sustained in claims between 1 July 2003 and 30 June 2013 were minor, it is noteworthy to take into consideration there are still just over 1/3 of accidents in this report deemed to range from moderate to fatal.

The best remedy for any kind of accident is prevention and it is important that considerations are made to ensure safety on the road including: being alert, taking road conditions into consideration, obeying speed laws and abstaining from drinking and driving.

Every accident may be unique in its circumstances however and these statistics do not indicate whether or not the victims may have been adequately compensated for their injury. Determining this monetary amount is a complex situation best left to a specialist in personal injury law. If you were hurt in an accident and would like to know more about your legal rights, please contact us for assistance. We will get back to you as soon as possible.


[1] http://www.maic.qld.gov.au/forms-publications-stats/pdfs/2012-13_Annual_Report_Statistical_Information.pdf