With little to protect cyclists other than a cycling helmet, a road traffic accident involving a bicycle is very likely to result in injury. If you are someone who has been injured in these circumstances, then you could benefit from bicycle road traffic accident advice.
If you have been injured in a bicycle road traffic accident, then you may be able to claim compensation. A successful claim could result in compensation being paid for your pain and suffering, damage to your property, such as the bike, wages lost from taking time off work recovering, costs relating to your recovery, such as prescription charges and non-NHS treatment, and in serious cases, the cost of care.
If you want to make a bicycle road traffic accident claim, you are well advised to seek legal advice. Our solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline are experienced in dealing with this kind of claim. If you have viable grounds to take it further, they will seek to gain the biggest compensation award possible.
Advice from Accident Advice Helpline’s legal team is invaluable. From the initial consultation they will be able determine whether you do have grounds for a claim. To be eligible for one, you must not have been responsible for the accident that led to your injury. If the issue is not clear cut, however, and there is some doubt about whether you were to blame, it is still worthwhile contacting our solicitors, as they will be able to inform you whether or not you can still make a claim.
Another advantage of seeking bicycle road traffic accident advice from our experts is that making a claim can be extremely complicated, but they are well experienced in dealing with the process. Our solicitors will be able to provide representation if the liability is denied, or advise if an out of court settlement is offered, especially if you think it is less than you thought you were entitled to. Our legal team will also advise you of the information needed, so we can properly assess your case and put the claim together.
The information you provide us with will be crucial. This will not only be your own version of events, but also statements from those who witnessed the accident. The statement from the police officer that witnessed the accident will also assist us, as will any roadside camera footage. The extent of your injuries could well determine the size of any compensation award, therefore it is essential you see your doctor, even if you feel your injuries are only minor.
You are also advised to record and produce evidence of any wages lost through absence from work while recovering from your injuries, any additional expenditure and the value of any property damaged in the accident, plus the cost of getting it fixed.
We will be representing you on what is known as a “no win, no fee*” basis, so you will be spared having to pay our fees if your claim is unsuccessful. You will also not have to produce the funds to start the claim process when dealing with our personal injury specialists.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: November 4, 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Cycling accident claim