Cycling Accident Claims
For free legal advice call our Road Traffic Accident Solicitors and we will help you. Ask if we can deal with your claim on a No Win, No Fee basis.
Have you been injured in a bicycle accident? Do you want to know if you can make a cycling accident claim? Contact our Road Traffic Accident Solicitors for a free consultation and we will help you.
When you contact us, we’ll talk to you about your cycling accident. Then, we can advise you if you could be entitled to cycling accident compensation.
If we take your case on, you won’t need to travel to our offices to meet with your Solicitor or Lawyer. We’ll keep you informed about your case by phone, email and post. We’ll do all the work for you, leaving you free to focus on your recovery.
Cycling Accident Compensation
The amount of compensation could get depends on the extent of your injuries and your financial losses. Some cyclists escape with a few scrapes and bruises. Others suffer brain and head injuries. If you are left with ongoing medical issues, we’ll work hard to get you the compensation needed to pay for your treatment, rehabilitation and financial losses.
You can claim bicycle accident compensation for:
- Your physical and mental pain and suffering
- Your financial losses, including lost earnings
- The cost of repairing or replacing personal property damaged in the accident, such as your bike and clothing
- The cost of medical treatment and rehabilitation and adaptations to your home if the accident caused a disability
Cycling Accident Claims FAQ
- How long will it take?
Every bicycle accident claim is different. Some claims take just four months from start to finish. Others take more than a year to conclude. It depends on factors such as the complexity of your injuries, how fast we can collect the evidence, and whether the other side admits liability (fault).
- What is the claims process?
The first thing we’ll do is gather evidence. We’ll take statements from you and any witnesses, a copy of a police report, and contact the other party to advise them that you’re making a claim.
We’ll collect photos and/or helmet cam footage of the accident, get your medical records, and send you to see a medical expert.
The medical expert will write a report, helping us understand the extent of your injuries. We’ll then calculate the extent of your financial damages. Once we’ve done this, we’ll propose a suitable compensation settlement to the other side.
The other side will either accept our offer, or propose their own counter-offer. We’ll enter into negotiations to get you the right amount of compensation. If this isn’t possible, we’ll start Court proceedings.
It’s very rare for a bike accident claim to end up in Court. If it does, we’ll guide you through the process.
- How long do I have to make a claim?
A claim must be made within three years of your cycling accident. If you miss this three year time frame, you are no longer entitled to compensation. However, exceptions are made in certain circumstances. Also, those under the age of 18 have until their 21st birthday to make a claim.
- What funding is available?
Most of our personal injury claims are dealt with on a No Win, No Fee basis, including bike accident claims. We’ll explain how this funding arrangement works when you contact us.
- Can I make a claim?
If you want to know if you’re entitled to compensation, just contact us at Simpson Millar. We offer a free legal assessment of your claim.
- Can I make a claim on behalf of someone else?
You can only make a claim on behalf of someone else if he/she is under the age of 18, lacks mental capacity or is deceased. Otherwise, the injured person must make their own claim. If you’re worried about this, please don’t be – we'll support you every step of the way.
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