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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Do London taxi drivers really hate cyclists?


    While there is no real evidence supporting claims that London taxi drivers actually hate cyclists, the alarming frequency with which cyclists are injured by accidents involving taxis certainly seems to suggest this.

    Road traffic accidents

    The streets of large cities like London are notoriously busy. Long delays invariably cause frustration, and if a cyclist happens to come into the equation, drivers, in particular bus and taxi drivers relying on tight deadlines, can on the odd occasion get frustrated enough to take their annoyance out on the cyclist. By no means does this suggest that all cycling accidents are the result of such frustrations. Many traffic accidents involving cyclists are simply the result of inattention.

    Cycling injury claims

    Whether a cyclist was hit by a vehicle on purpose or purely by accident, the resulting injuries may entitle them to personal injury compensation. In a similar fashion, drivers or passengers of cars, buses or motorcycles, for example, may claim for compensation if they suffered injuries by vehicle accidents caused by other road users.

    Car accident claims

    Claiming cycling injury, driver or passenger injury compensation begins with establishing claim eligibility. This can be done quickly by filling in Accident Advice Helpline’s compensation calculator or calling the company’s 24/7 helpline. Calls to this line are free and conducted in strict confidentiality. Advisors are helpful, friendly and supportive, putting callers under no obligation to initiate a claim at any point during the informal conversation.

    What happens next

    Following the confirmation of eligibility to claim, callers will be offered no win no fee** services of experienced, skilful compensation lawyers forming part of Accident Advice Helpline’s legal team. Selected specifically for their experience in this type of personal injury claim, the appointed solicitor will most likely be able to conduct most of the necessary claim process over the telephone. In many cases, it is also possible to reach satisfactory settlements without going to court. This can, however, not be guaranteed, as circumstances can vary significantly between claims.

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    Paying for cycling, driver or passenger injury claims

    Claimants do not have to pay anything until their claim is successfully completed. Once their compensation is paid, a percentage of the total amount is deducted to provide payment for all costs incurred during the claim procedure. This includes legal and solicitor’s fees, as well as any other potential costs incurred during this process. It cannot, by the way, be guaranteed how much compensation a claimant will ultimately be awarded.

    Date Published: July 8, 2014

    Author: Accident Advice

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.