If you have been negligently knocked off your bike then it is likely that you will be able to claim compensation for your injuries and for the damage to your bike and clothes.
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Many of our Solicitors are cyclists and enjoy cycling as a great way to travel and to keep fit, but they also know that bicycle accidents can result in serious personal injuries. The vast majority of cycling accident claims that we deal with involve a vehicle being driven negligently. If you or a loved one have been injured in a cycling accident then contact our bike lawyers today on 0800 689 0973.
Cycling accidents can occur in a variety of ways, for example, a car coming out of a side road, turning left (or right) into the cyclist, opening a car door, failing to give the cyclist enough room when overtaking and simply failing to stop.
Whatever the circumstances are in a cycling accident, the responsibility is on the driver of the vehicle to look out for cyclists, after all a one-tonne metal box is always going to win in a crash with a cyclist! Cyclists can also help themselves by wearing bright clothes and having lights on at night.
If a car (or any other type of motor vehicle) has negligently knocked you off your bike, then it is likely that you will be able to claim compensation for the injuries you have suffered and for the damage to your bike and clothes.
A compensation claim is put to the insurance company of the car for the personal injury and the losses. If you have suffered injuries, you may need to be seen by an independent medical expert and a medical report will be written. If you are also claiming for the damage to your bike and clothes, then ensure you keep all the receipts of expenses you have incurred. A bike shop can also advise if your bike is roadworthy or not.
Once the medical report and all the expenses evidence are put together, our no win no fee solicitors can then put the claim to the insurers to negotiate compensation for the accident on your behalf.
Whether you have sustained minor injuries, where you'll make a full recovery, or the bicycle accident has left you with life-changing medical needs, our expert bike lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve. You can start your bicycle accident claim by calling one of our cycling accident solicitors for a free initial consultation. If we think you have a claim, we will help you get all the evidence and reports you need for your claim to be successful. We will also speak with the person responsible for your accident to ask them to accept fault. The vast majority of bicycle accident claims are settled out of court. However, if fault is not admitted or the claim is challenged, your cycle accident claim could end up in court. If this happens, we will be with you every step of the way and make sure your claim is resolved as quickly as possible.
When it comes to bike accidents there isn't a set amount of compensation you can claim. How much compensation you will receive will depend on the severity of your injuries, the cost of your current and future medical needs, loss of earnings and damage to your bike and other possessions (e.g laptop and cycling gear)
How long your claim will take depends on:
It is possible, in some cases, to secure early or 'interim' settlement payments before your case concludes. These payments can help pay for medical care or to plug the gap if you have experienced a loss of earnings due to your accident.
If you have experienced a bicycle accident that was not your fault, then contact our expert personal injury solicitors who can help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today on 0800 689 0973