Our expertise in cycling accident claims
Our personal injury lawyers work with cyclists, pedestrians and other road users all over England and Wales on all types of road traffic accident claims involving bicycles.
We are able to secure substantial compensation for our clients in relation to issues such as:
- Being struck by a car or other vehicle while cycling
- Colliding with a car door that is opened suddenly in front of you
- Collisions with other cyclists
- Collisions between cyclists and pedestrians
- Bicycle crashes caused by another road user’s careless or dangerous driving
- Bicycle crashes due to potholes and other road maintenance issues
- Hit and run claims (untraced driver claims)
To find out more about our specific expertise relevant to your situation, please get in touch.
How we handle road bike accident compensation claims
Cycling accident claims valued in the range of £1,000-£25,000 can usually be dealt with quickly using the Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury Claims in Road Traffic Accidents. This process can often allow claims to be resolved in a matter of months and does not require you to attend a court hearing.
For higher value claims, where your injuries are more serious, or where a loved one has died in a cycling accident, the claims process will be different and will usually take longer.
However, even for high value, complex claims, we are almost always able to secure a fair settlement through negotiation and other alternative dispute resolution methods, allowing you to avoid court proceedings in most cases.
If court action is required to secure appropriate compensation, our team have the experience and expertise you need to get the right outcome. We regularly represent accident victims in court, so can ensure you claim is presented in the strongest way to secure the best available result.
Our no win no fee road cycling accident claims service
We know people are often concerned about how much a cycling accident compensation claim will cost, which is why we offer no win, no fee agreements, so you don’t have to find a way to fund your claim before taking action.
Formally known as ‘conditional fee agreements’, no win, no fee deals mean that you will only need to contribute to your legal costs if your claim results in compensation. This means there is no financial risk to you in starting a claim and the final cost will be based on a percentage of some of the compensation secured, so the costs stay proportionate.
Our cycling accident lawyers will provide a clear indication of likely cost of making a claim at the outset, so you should never end up facing any unexpected charges.
To find out more about starting a no win, no fee cycling accident claim, please speak to a member of our team now.
How much compensation can you claim for a cycling accident?
Exactly how much you can claim for a cycling accident will depend on various factors, including:
- How seriously you were injured
- How your injuries are affecting your life
- Any specific costs you have incurred due to your injuries (e.g. paying for private medical treatment and counselling, as well as lost income)
- The level of liability the defendant admits to or is found to have by a judge
You can typically claim two types of damages for a cycling accident:
Financial Losses and Expenses – For specific financial losses. This includes things such as paying for private treatment and care, as well as lost income due to having to take time off work and not able to return to work, or not able to command the same level of income enjoyed before the accident.
General Compensation – For non-financial losses, such as pain, suffering and lifestyle changes.
Our cycling accident claims lawyers will provide a realistic estimate of your claim’s likely value at the earliest opportunity, giving you a clear idea of how much compensation you may be able to achieve. You can make an informed decision about moving forward.
What is the time limit for making a cycling accident claim?
3 years is the standard time limit for any type of personal injury claim, including for cycling accident compensation.
However, there are circumstances where you can have longer to claim, especially when claiming on behalf of someone else. For example, if the injured person was under 18, the final deadline to claim is normally their 21st birthday. Alternatively, if the injured person lacks the mental capacity to make a claim, there is normally no time limit for someone else to do so for them.
We therefore always advise speaking to our personal injury lawyers, no matter how long ago the accident took place.
Can cyclists claim compensation for hit and run accidents?
Cyclists who are injured by a car, lorry or other motor vehicle in a hit and run, may be able to claim compensation from the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB). The MIB can also pay compensation if you are injured by an uninsured driver.
We can advise you on your eligibility for a Motor Insurers’ Bureau claim and support you through the entire process of making a hit and run cycling accident claim.
Get in touch with our expert cycling accident claims solicitors today
To arrange your free consultation on starting a cycling accident claim, please call us on 0333 323 1640, email us at email@example.com or use the contact form on the right to request a call back.