Cyclists are vulnerable road users and cycling accidents can cause serious injuries with lasting consequences. If you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident you may be entitled to compensation or to claim on behalf of a loved one who’s been injured.
Usually, your injury will have been caused by a collision with a car, van or other road user, but it could also be due to a road or cycle lane in poor condition (e.g. potholes), or because your bike or helmet failed. Even if you’ve been injured in a hit and run and can’t identify the driver you could still claim.
How To Claim For A Cycling Accident
Talk to one of our experts in a
free initial consultation. We’ll work out if you have a claim and you can decide if you want us to represent you.
If you’re happy for us to take your case, we’ll gather evidence in support of your claim and have your injuries examined by independent medical experts. We’ll then ask the person responsible to accept fault for your injuries and ask their insurer to agree to pay compensation. We’ll also help you to get the best rehabilitation possible.
We settle most cycling accident claims out of court this way. If we need to go to court to get you compensation, we’ll support you throughout the process and make sure your claim’s resolved as quickly as possible.
How Long Do I Have To Claim For A Cycling Accident?
You’ll usually need to make a claim within three years of your bicycle accident, unless you’re claiming on behalf of a child or a loved one who lacks the mental capacity to claim themselves:
You can claim for a child any time before their 18th birthday, after which they have three years to claim
There's no time limit if you’re claiming on behalf of someone who lacks the mental capacity to claim
If you’re claiming for a loved one who died as a result of their accident, you need to claim within three years of their passing or from receiving their post mortem results.
How Much Can I Claim For A Cycling Accident?
There's no set amount you could claim for a bicycle accident. Your compensation settlement will take into account how seriously you’ve been hurt and what the financial costs of your accident are. Once we know the circumstances of your accident our solicitors will tell you how much compensation you could get.
When working out how much compensation you should get, we’ll look at:
How severe your injuries are
The costs of your current and future medical care. If necessary, we can seek a settlement that will pay for treatment for the rest of your life
Any income you have lost or will lose through work absence or unemployment
Costs of home or vehicle adaptation required as a result of your injury
Damage to your bike or other property such as your helmet, clothes, phone or laptop.
How Long Does It Take to Get Compensation For A Bicycle Accident?
How long it takes to get you compensation will depend on:
Proving who was responsible for your injury
If and when that person accepts responsibility
The severity of your injuries and how long it takes to work out your treatment and rehabilitation needs.
In the majority of cases we’ll be able to get you compensation by settling out of court, which is quicker than going to court. We may be able to secure part of your settlement early, as ‘interim’ payments, ahead of your full settlement. These can be used to help you with lost earnings, expenses, medical and travel costs.
What Rehabilitation And Treatment Can I Get?
If you’re suffering from a serious injury, such as a spinal or head injury, you may meet with one of our specialist client liaison managers. They can work with your treatment team to produce a full recovery or injury management plan.
We can also help you access life changing rehabilitation, physiotherapy, mental health and home care services, and put you in touch with local charities and support organisations. If you’re living with traumatic long term or lifetime injuries we’ll support you with specialist home and vehicle adaptation services to make your life easier.
Can I Make A No Win No Fee Cycling Accident Claim?
We handle most cycling accident claims on a
no win no fee basis and there’s a good chance we’ll make your claim this way. If your case is successful your opponent will pay most of your legal costs, with the rest taken from your settlement. If you don’t receive compensation you won’t pay anything at all*.
If no win no fee isn’t an option there are other ways you can pay (such as legal expenses insurance, which may be included in your home or vehicle insurance plans). You can talk to one of our road traffic accident experts about the best way to pay for your case in your free initial consultation.
Why Choose Us?
Our solicitors are part of the largest personal injury law firm in the country and have helped clients in hundreds of cycling accident claims. Supported by experienced investigators and medical professionals, they have the expert knowledge needed to value your claim and get you the compensation you really need.
We’re one of the few law firms in the country that has a dedicated road traffic accident investigation team, including a former police investigator. They’ll help our lawyers gather evidence for your claim, ensuring your case is as strong as possible.
We put our clients first and you’ll be given all of the support you need by our friendly team throughout your claim. If you’re suffering from a serious injury, we’ll connect you with medical and rehabilitation services from leading charities and private health professionals to help you make the best recovery possible.
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