We can help you after a bicycle accident
Being involved in a bicycle accident is an extremely upsetting experience and can sometimes cause life-long injuries. Not only are you likely to have been left less active as a result of your bike accident, you may also have been dependent on your loved ones.
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 help cover the costs of your recovery.
Since 1993, we’ve been helping people to make personal injury claims. That means we know how to help you get the apology and financial support you need, especially if your injury has changed your future.
We know that no amount of money can take away the traumatic experience you’ve been through, 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 our legally trained advisors on 0800 376 0150 for free, helpful advice with no obligation to claim.
Why should you claim?
Bicycle accidents can be shocking. As well as having to deal with the physical pain of your injuries, you may also have lost your independence and confidence.
We know that this can be very difficult to cope with and can leave you feeling traumatised and dependent. That’s why we’re proud to say we can help you claim compensation if the accident wasn’t your fault.
Cyclists are some of the most exposed and least protected road users, which means bike accidents can often result in serious injuries with a lasting impact on your future.
The compensation you could receive may help to cover the financial costs of your recovery. It can help you adjust to the impact of your injury, help support your family and could even cover the costs of repairing your bike.
If you were severely injured, then it’s likely you’ve had to take a long period of time off work or find a new job altogether. You may also have had to pay for other expenses such as rehabilitation, care, and for modifications to be made to your home. Any compensation you receive can help cover these expenses, and will be included in the negotiations made by your specialist solicitor.
Can you claim?
If your bicycle 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.
You may be eligible to make a no win no fee compensation claim for your cycling accident if it 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
- Roads or cycle lanes in a poor condition, for example potholes or cracks in the tarmac
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 376 0150. You can also find out more information about whether you might be eligible to make a claim.
Have you suffered a serious bike accident?
Unfortunately, bicycle accidents can often cause serious injuries. As a cyclist, you’re a vulnerable road user sharing the road with bigger, faster vehicles and this means accidents can be life-changing.
If you’re questioning whether you’ve suffered a serious injury, the best way to find out is to get in touch with us for free on 0800 376 0150. Generally speaking, if you’ve experienced any of the following then it’s likely your injury will be considered serious:
- 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 been affected
- Your loved one has had to take time off work to care for you
- You’re unable to continue your spare time activities or hobbies at the same level or at all
- You’ve needed care, even when that care was given for free by a loved one
Bicycle accident injuries
Bicycle 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.
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 compensation can make on the path to recovery after an injury. It can really help to take away some of the stress and 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, the psychological impact of your accident will also be considered when putting together your case.
For example, if you feel traumatised by the thought of cycling since your accident, this will be considered and you could receive compensation to cover the psychological discomfort and stress you’ve experienced.
How to start your claim
Starting a bicycle accident claim with us is simple. The first step is to contact us on 0800 376 0150 for free. Alternatively, if you’d prefer us to get in touch with you, enter your details into the secure form below to arrange a call back.
We realise you may feel nervous or anxious about starting a claim, but our legally trained advisors will do everything they can to put you at ease and will make sure you know exactly what to expect.
Your call with us is advisory and you’re under no obligation to start your claim. If we think you have a case, we’ll let you know and will ask you if you’d like to talk to one of our specialist solicitors for free.
Your solicitor will give you a further consultation and will be happy to answer any questions you have. They’ll let you know what starting a claim involves and will support you through the process.