We can help you after a cycling accident
Being involved in a cycling accident can be an extremely upsetting experience and can lead to serious and potentially life-long injuries. Not only will you have been left less active as a result of your bike accident, you may have been left dependent on your loved ones or feeling like a shadow of the person you were.
We believe that if you’ve been injured in a cycling accident as a result of somebody else’s negligence, then the least you deserve is an apology and compensation to cover the costs involved in helping you rebuild your life.
We know that no amount of money can take away the fact you’ve been physically injured, but compensation can help you take positive steps towards getting things back to normal.
When you feel ready to talk about what happened, you can call one of our legally trained advisors on 0800 540 4258 for free advice with no obligation to claim.
Why should you claim?
Cycling accidents can be shocking. As well as having to deal with the pain of your injuries, you may also feel like you’ve lost some of your independence since the accident. We appreciate that this can be very difficult to cope with, which is why we believe if the accident wasn’t your fault, that you’re entitled to compensation.
Unfortunately, due to the fact that cyclists are so unprotected and exposed compared to other road users, cycling accidents can often lead to serious injuries. That means your life can drastically change, but also that your family and friend’s lives may also be affected.
For example, if your injuries are particularly severe, then you may have had to take a long time off work or potentially find a new job that is more accessible and less physically demanding. You may have also needed care from a loved one, or they may have had to drive you around and arrange travel.
Making a claim with us can help recover the cost of lost earnings and recovery, the cost to repair your bike, and help to compensate your loved ones for any free time they’ve dedicated to you or loss of earnings they might have had whilst helping you recover.
There is no injury too minor with us, we’re here to help you get the compensation you deserve for your cycling accident.
You can get in touch with our friendly, legally trained advisors on 0800 540 4258 for a confidential chat. There’s no obligation to claim when you contact us and your call is completely free. So if you’d just like to talk about what happened, we’re here to listen to you.
Are you eligible to claim?
If your cycling accident happened in the last three years and wasn’t your fault, then there’s a good chance we’ll be able to help you. For example, you may be eligible to make a no win no fee compensation claim for your cycling accident if the accident was caused by:
- Another vehicle at fault
- Defective equipment, such as a faulty crash helmet or a safety issue with the way your bicycle was manufactured
- Poor road conditions, such as potholes in cycle lanes
We understand that it can sometimes be difficult to tell whether or not the accident was your fault, but if you’re at all unsure, you can get in touch on 0800 540 4258 . Or find out more information about whether you’re eligible to claim here.
Charles Boyce, 34, won £12,000 after a bicycle accident
It didn’t take long – four months later the driver admitted liability. Everything was handled really well.
Have you suffered a serious bike accident?
It’s very easy for a cycling accident to cause a serious injury. That’s because as a cyclist you’re a vulnerable road user sharing the road with vehicles that can move more quickly and with a lot more weight. Because of that, we know that nearly all cycling injuries feel like a serious, life-altering experience. However, over our
If you’re questioning whether you’ve suffered a serious injury the bullet points below can help. If you’ve experienced any of the following then it’s likely your injury will have a lasting impact on you physically, emotionally and financially.
- You’ve had lengthy medical treatment; your treatment is ongoing or you’ve repeatedly been admitted to hospital
- You’ve had to take significant time off work
- You’ve had to change your job, or your future educational or career prospects have changed
- Your loved one has had to take time off work to care for you
We’re still able to help you if you haven’t experienced any of the above, providing that your accident wasn’t your fault, you were injured and the accident happened within the last three years.
If you’d like to know more about how we can help you or whether we think you have a claim, then please contact us for free on 0800 540 4258 . Your call with us is confidential and you’re under no pressure to start a claim.
Cycling accident injuries
Cycling accidents can cause a wide range of injuries. These can vary in severity, from cuts, scrapes and bruises to broken bones, head and brain injuries and other serious injuries. Unfortunately, with an increasing number of cyclists on the roads, fatal accidents can occur too.
Unfortunately, we can’t stop accidents like this from happening, but we can help you to make a claim for your accident. We’ve seen the difference that compensation can make on the path to recovery from an injury. It can really help to take away some of the stress and can help to give you the opportunity to get things back too normal.
The psychological effects of a cycling accident
When people think of making an accident claim with us, they often think about how compensation can help with their physical injuries. However, when you make a compensation claim the psychological impact of your accident will also be considered.
For example, if you feel traumatised at the thought of cycling since your accident, this will be considered and you could be compensated for the financial impact of increased travel costs, loss of a hobby and the psychological discomfort and stress you’re experiencing.
Bike accidents involving another vehicle
The main causes of cycling accidents involving another vehicle are:
- Driving too quickly
- Vehicles not leaving an enough space when they overtake
- Pulling out at junctions without noticing a cyclist
If your accident was caused by another road user and you were injured as a result, then we know how unfair this can seem and how upsetting and frustrating it can be. If the accident happened in the last three years, you may be eligible to make a compensation claim against the driver of the other vehicle.
Hit and run cycle accident claims
Sadly, in some cases the driver who caused your accident may not have stopped to give you their details and check you’re okay. If this applies to you then don’t worry, there’s a good chance we’ll still be able to help you.
Where possible, the driver of the other vehicle will be traced and made to pay you the compensation you deserve. Failing to stop after being involved in an accident is illegal, and it’s likely that the driver will face legal action for driving away.
Even if the driver cannot be traced, it’s still possible for you to get compensation. In these cases, your insurance is paid by the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB).
Bike accidents caused by poor road conditions
Local councils and the Highways Agency have a duty of care to keep all roads and pavements well maintained. Roads which are not properly maintained can cause accidents.
If your cycling accident was caused by poor road conditions, such as by a pothole or crack in the road, then you may be able to make a compensation claim against whoever is responsible for the upkeep of the road.
You may also be able to make a claim if your cycling accident happened as a result of poor and dangerous junction design.
Whatever the cause, if you’ve been injured as the result of a bike accident which wasn’t your fault, then there’s a good chance we’ll be able to help you
How to start your claim
We understand that you may feel nervous or anxious about starting a claim. But you can be sure we’ll make you feel comfortable and will make sure that you’re fully informed about what to expect. We know how hard it can be to talk about an accident, especially if you’ve been seriously injured. But we’ll do everything we can to put you at ease.
Your call will be taken by one of our advisors, who has gone through an intensive training process so they’re qualified to give you the best possible advice.
We’ll ask you some questions about your accident and injury, but if there’s anything you can’t remember or don’t feel comfortable answering, then we’ll never push you for a response and this is unlikely to affect your claim.
We offer a free advisory service, so you’re under no obligation to claim when you get in touch. If you do decide that you’re interested in claiming, we can let you know whether we think you’re eligible and then, if you give your permission, we’ll pass the details of your case onto one of our carefully selected specialist solicitors.
Your solicitor will then give you a further free consultation and will be happy to answer any questions you have. They’ll make sure that you know exactly what to expect before you start your claim.
Your solicitor will then work hard to get you the compensation for your accident and will stay in touch to keep you updated.