Cycling Accidents | How the Claims Process Works

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Although there is an awareness amongst cyclists of the dangers associated with cycling, being involved in a collision can still come as an extreme shock. You might be feeling unsure of what your options are going forward and if there’s any way you can gain a sense of justice.

Our Road Traffic Accident Solicitors are specialists in cycling accident claims, and can help you to access compensation as well as rehabilitation and medical support. Get in touch with our expert team for initial advice or read on to find out more about the claims process.

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I’ve Had a Cycling Accident – How Do I Make a Claim?

If you’ve suffered a cycling accident, you’ll probably be in shock and the thought of going through the claims process can feel daunting. When you speak to our Road Traffic Accident Solicitors, they’ll explain what will be involved at each stage and this will generally include:


    A Free Claims Assessment

    we offer free claims assessments where you’ll be able to speak to one of our expert Road Traffic Accident Solicitors about your accident. We’ll then let you know if we think you have a claim for compensation.


    Investigation of your claim

    If we’re able to take on your case, we’ll start our investigation into who is responsible for your accident. This will involve collating evidence such as CCTV footage, witness statements and accident reports.


    Contacting the party responsible

    we’ll speak to the other side on your behalf and ask them to accept fault (or liability) for your accident. If they do admit responsibility, we’ll apply for interim payments to help you address any immediate costs.


    Arranging medical assessments

    we’ll arrange for you to be seen by an independent medical expert who will compile a report outlining how your injuries will continue to affect your life.


    Valuing your claim

    when we have all the relevant information, we’ll calculate how much compensation you should receive depend


    Reaching a settlement

    most cycling accident claims are settled outside of Court, and we’ll always try to achieve this wherever possible. But in cases where the other side is offering less compensation than you deserve, we may need to start Court proceedings. If the latter applies to you, we’ll make sure you’re prepared and supported at every stage.

Your assigned Solicitor will discuss each of these key steps with you in further detail and answer any questions you may have about the process.

How Much Compensation Could I Receive?

As with any personal injury claim, the amount of compensation you receive will depend on the type and severity of your injuries as well as your financial losses.

If you’re successful in obtaining compensation, it will most likely be split into two categories. These are General Damages and Special Damages.

General Damages will typically cover things like:

  • Your pain and suffering following the accident
  • Any injuries you’ve sustained, both physical and psychological
  • The impact of the accident on your quality of life

Special Damages will consider any financial losses you’ve incurred because of your accident, including:

  • Loss of earnings
  • The cost of repairs to your bike and cycling equipment
  • Transport and parking costs for your medical appointments

It’s important to note that the examples we’ve given here are not exhaustive and your Solicitor will discuss with you the damages you should be compensated for in your individual case.

How Will I Fund my Claim?

We deal with most cycling accident claims on a No Win, No Fee basis. This means you can claim without any financial risk. Get in touch with our expert Road Traffic Accident Solicitors to find out more.

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