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Cycling accident

We are catastrophic and serious injury solicitors who provide legal advice together with financial, physical and emotional support.

Cycling has many benefits, both on our health and the environment, yet there is an element of danger involved when cycling along Britain’s roads.

Cyclists are significantly less visible on the road than vehicles and unfortunately, many road users do not always check for cyclists – which can often result in serious cycling accidents and injuries. It can also cause irreparable damage to cycling equipment that can be expensive to replace.

If you’ve been involved in a cycling accident that was not your fault, our experienced serious injury solicitors can help make a cycling accident claim. We understand that cycling accidents can have devastating effects, sometimes leaving long-term injuries that can prevent you from working or going about your day-to-day life.

As cyclists are more vulnerable than other road users, injuries can often require extensive treatment, rehabilitation and ongoing support. Making a compensation claim can help to speed up the treatment process and can also lessen the financial burden and the strain on you and your family for any long term care needs.

We don’t just fight for the maximum amount of compensation you deserve, but also ensure that you get early access to treatment and both physical and emotional support.

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Making a cycling accident claim

Anyone involved in a cycling accident through no fault of their own could be entitled to claim compensation (or even if they are partly to blame). This can include cycling accident claims caused by other road users as well as those caused by defective road surfaces.

To help us build your case, it is important that you obtain any supporting evidence you can at the time of the accident. If you are involved in an accident with a motorist you should:

  • Take the name, phone number and insurance details from the driver.
  • Take a note of the vehicle’s registration number.
  • Take any pictures of the accident and the surrounding area. If possible, take the names and numbers of any witnesses.
  • Contact the police as soon as possible and obtain a reference number.
  • Seek medical advice for your injuries by visiting the nearest Emergency Department or your doctor.

If your accident was in a public place, caused by a pothole, defective pavement or damaged road surface, we advise that you should:

  • Take photographs of the pothole or damaged surface, using a shoe or pen to demonstrate the scale. Do this as soon as possible as the local authority may repair the pothole quickly once they find out that a claim is being made.
  • Take photographs of the surrounding area and direction of travel.
  • Ask anyone nearby (including shopkeepers etc.) if there have been any complaints about the pothole or defective surface.
  • Take the names and numbers of any witnesses.
  • Seek medical advice for your injuries by visiting the nearest Emergency Department or your doctor.

In either case, if your bicycle or cycling equipment has been damaged, remember to keep photographic evidence and written evidence of any quotes for repairs or replacements or receipts.

What can I claim for?

There are various aspects that you can claim compensation for, such as:

  • Injuries sustained as a result of the accident.
  • Bicycle repairs/replacements.
  • Damage to other cycling property e.g. helmets.
  • Loss of wages due to injury leaving you unable to work.
  • Additional travel costs such as taxi fares if you have had to use alternative transport as a result of your accident.
  • Care costs or time spent caring for you by relatives, friends or professionals.
  • Private medical treatment and rehabilitation.

It is important that you speak to our expert solicitors as soon as you can after your accident. This helps us to not only build the best possible case but also look to help with early treatment (both emotionally and physically) so you will have a better chance of recovering more quickly.

How we can help

We pull together with you and your family to support you with expert legal advice, financial assistance including benefits advice and emergency funds, physical help with early intervention for treatment, rehabilitation and therapies, as well as emotional and psychological support for the whole family.

When your world is turned upside down after a catastrophic or serious injury, see how CFG Law can help you get your life back on track and enable you to achieve your best outcome and lead a fulfilled life.

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