Cyclists becoming involved in accidents are unfortunately not uncommon events, but a bicycle road traffic accident abroad can throw up many complications, especially if the injured cyclist is not to blame.
Ordinarily, a cyclist involved in a road traffic accident through no fault of their own is able to lodge a claim against the guilty party. Should you be involved in a bicycle accident while overseas, you may still be able to make a claim. It must be remembered that the country where the accident happened will have different laws from those here in the UK and there may also be language barriers to deal with. This is why when considering making a claim, you should make contact with the legal professionals.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we are a personal injury law firm with solicitors who are well trained in dealing with bicycle road traffic accident abroad claims. We fully understand the effects an injury will have on both yourself and your loved ones.
Apart from the physical and mental stress and strain of the injury, the accident may also have a serious impact financially as you suffer loss of income during recovery and have to meet potentially substantial additional costs. By making a claim following the accident, not only will you be seeking financial redress for the pain and suffering, but also recovering money lost and providing finances for the future if your injuries have left you disabled.
In order to make the claim, you should not have been responsible for the accident that led to your injuries. Even if there is doubt about who is to blame, it is still worth seeking legal advice, as there could be grounds for you to still lodge that claim.
When you make contact with us following an injury, we will try to determine whether you are entitled to make a claim following your bicycle road traffic accident abroad. You should understand that there are time limits for claims, so it is important you contact us here at Accident Advice Helpline as soon as possible following your return home.
There are two elements that will help put together your claim. These are information about the accident that led to it and the medical reports surrounding your injuries. Details about the accident will come from your own version of the event, those of any witnesses, the police who launched the investigation, and if available, any CCTV footage.
The medical reports will detail the extent of your injuries. These can be garnered from the doctors who examined you while abroad, and from your own doctor. Even though you were treated while overseas, you should have seen your own doctor on arrival back to the UK.
If we feel you have grounds for a claim, you will be represented on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. This means if the claim is unsuccessful, leading to you receiving no compensation, you will not have to pay our fees. Another advantage of using our services is that you will not have to delve into your own funds to start the claim. Call us free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for no-obligation advice about making a claim.