Even if a cyclist may have been partly to blame for the road accident, they can still claim compensation, provided that a driver or a local authority was partly at fault.
Hundreds of cyclists are injured as a result of potholes in roads which are maintained by a local authority. In many of these cases, we can bring a claim against the local authority for failing to repair the pothole, or other defect in the road.
Bicycle accidents occur every day on our roads and the injuries sustained by cyclists range from scrapes and bruises to severe head injuries.
In many cases, there are witnesses to a cycling accident and the increased usage of helmet cams and dashboard cams can also provide valuable evidence to support a personal injury claim.
In addition to personal injuries and pain and suffering, a cycling accident claim can include compensation for rehabilitation support, medical treatment and related expenses, lost earnings, damages to your bike and personal property.
To find out if you can claim compensation for a cycling accident, contact our friendly and approachable team, provide the details of where and when the accident took place, and we will help you.
Frequently asked questions
- What is the claims process?
After taking on your claim, we’ll start to gather evidence and collect statements from you and any possible witnesses. We’ll need copies of any photographs taken at the accident scene, as these can help to prove your case. In road traffic accidents, helmet cam videos or dash cam footage can be vital.
A thorough investigation can then be carried out to find out exactly who’s responsible and should be held liable for your injuries.
We’ll also get hold of your medical records and ask an independent medical expert to assess your injuries, and to provide a written medical report. This will also help us determine how your injury has affected your life and identify any care and rehabilitation needs you may have.
When all the information has been assembled and reviewed by a specialist Personal Injury Solicitor, we can then calculate how much compensation you’re entitled to.
- How long will it take?
At this point, we approach the other party on your behalf to let them know you are making a claim for compensation. If they agree to settle straight away, the case could be resolved in a matter of months.
But if they deny liability and your claim has to be heard in Court, don’t worry, as we’ll be there alongside you, offering support every step of the way.
- How will I pay?
Claims can often be funded through a No Win, No Fee agreement - ask us for details.
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