Cycling Accident Claims
Cyclists are one of the most vulnerable road users in the UK. A recent study by road safety charity Brake indicated that cyclists were staggeringly 63 times more likely to be killed on British roads than car drivers. If you’ve been involved in a cycling accident caused through a collision with a car, potholes in the road, or due to a fault with your bike you may be able to claim compensation.
True Solicitors have over 20 years’ experience working with cycling accident claims. We have seen different kinds of cycle accident claims here at TRUE Solicitors LLP (see our TRUE Cycling Statistics). We have recovered compensation for clients who have suffered a range of injuries from minor cuts and bruises and whiplash, to fractured bones, ligament and tendon damage, and head injuries.
Why should I make a claim if I have been involved in a cycling accident?
If you have been involved in a cycling accident that has caused you physical and emotional damage, as a result of someone else’s negligence you can claim compensation. Why should you be left out of pocket as result of another road user’s careless behaviour?
What damages can I claim for if I have been involved in a cycling accident?
The typical types of compensation and damages that you may be able to claim for include:
Personal physical injuries: Injuries incurred as a result of the cycling accident including broken bones, fractures, head and spinal injuries, trauma to internal organs and eye damage.
Psychological damage: You may have suffered psychological damage as a result of the accident that you were involved in. Your may be able to claim compensation for this as long as we can prove that this is a direct result of the accident.
Financial Loss: If the cycling accident has left you unable to work due to the effects of your injuries, you may only be entitled to statutory sick pay which may not cover your monthly outgoings. We may be able to obtain financial compensation for you to recover any financial losses resulting from the accident.
Damages to bike: You may be able to claim back the costs of repairing or replacing your bike that was damaged in the accident.
Property damage: We may also be able to obtain compensation for you to recover the costs of any other damages that were caused to your personal property, resulting from the accident. This may involve items such as your mobile phone, laptop, clothing, shoes, helmet and watch or jewellery.
Travel Costs: Should you incur additional travel costs as a result of not being able to use your bicycle as your usual means of transport, we may be able to obtain compensation for you. If you need to use public transport or taxis to get to work or hospital appointments it is vital that you keep receipts as proof of purchase.
Why choose TRUE Solicitors to pursue my cycling accident claim?
- We will fight for you. TRUE Solicitors win over 95% of cases. Nobody wins more.
- Our ‘No Win, No Fee’ service means there is no financial risk to you.
- Your claim and the best possible outcome is our main priority.
- We can arrange quick access to physiotherapy and other treatments.
- We are independent. Unlike many of our competitors we are not owned by or affiliated to an insurance company.
Cycling Accident Statistics
TRUE Solicitors LLP have been acting for injured cyclists for years through working with cycling accident claims and through this, we have amassed a wealth of data about cycle accidents and injuries. We are sharing this information in the hope it encourages cyclists and motorists to be more vigilant when approaching common accident scenarios.
Types of Cycling Accidents
According to our data almost two thirds of cycle accidents occur at road junctions, with 26% of accidents being caused by a vehicle pulling out from the left either from a side road or on a roundabout…
Types of Injuries Sustained From Cycling Accidents
It is perhaps no surprise that in collisions involving cyclists and vehicles, injuries to limbs are the most common, with around 85% of cyclists suffering arm or leg injuries…
TRUE Cycling Stories
> Cyclist injured by car door
Keen Yorkshire cyclist, Mr. S, instructed TRUE Solicitors after being knocked off his bike by a car door.
> Two accidents in 4 years
Committed cyclist, Mr. S, instructed TRUE Solicitors twice in the last 4 years after being knocked off his bike in two separate road accidents…
> Victim of Road
Mr Y was cycling home from work when he became the victim of an apparent road rage incident…
> Cyclist hit by car on wrong side of the road
Welsh cyclist, Mr. W, was knocked of his Trek Domaine road bike whilst out enjoying a Sunday afternoon leisure ride
> Cyclist hit by oncoming car turning right across his path
Manchester cyclist, Mr P, was out enjoying a Saturday morning bike ride on his Trek Madone when he was involved in an accident…
> Cyclist awarded 15 times the amount offered by the insurance company
This case highlights the importance of getting professional legal advice and obtaining proper medical evidence before accepting an insurance company’s offer to settle…
For a free, no obligation initial assessment or advice on cycling accident claims, contact us now on 0844 8547000. Alternatively, you can email us at email@example.com, or submit an enquiry via the form on our website, and we will contact you without delay to discuss your case.
Our ‘No Win, No Fee’ service means there is no financial risk to you.
Submit Your claim – we will establish who was at fault and submit a claim on your behalf.
Gather the Evidence and Arrange Treatment – we will collect all of the evidence needed to prove your claim, arrange a medical examination for you, and if appropriate arrange treatment to assist with your recovery.
Win Your Claim – we will fight hard on your behalf to recover maximum compensation in the shortest time.
How long will my claim take?
The length of cycling accident claims depend on whether the other party admits fault, the severity of the injury and the extent of the claim for losses and expenses. Straightforward cycling accident claims may settle within a few months, whereas complex cases may take in excess of a year.Get in Touch