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.
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:
If your accident was in a public place, caused by a pothole, defective pavement or damaged road surface, we advise that you should:
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.
There are various aspects that you can claim compensation for, such as:
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.
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.