If you have been involved in a cycling accident in the UK, then you probably already know that compensation for cycling accident victims is not always straightforward. There are many careless drivers who either don’t notice cyclists or take risks when trying to overtake them, and these are the people who will happily contest your claim for compensation if they hit you with their car. Luckily, new legislation could soon come into force which means that drivers of vehicles will automatically be held liable for injuries caused to cyclists on the road. This means that if you are struck by a vehicle whilst riding your bike, compensation for cycling accident victims should be easier to claim.
Injuries sustained whilst cycling can range from minor to severe and could include broken bones, cuts and bruises, scrapes, head injuries and even brain injuries. If you or someone you care about has been the victim of a negligent driver whilst riding your bike, don’t suffer in silence – take action and claim the compensation you deserve.
How to make a claim
The claims process is usually fairly straightforward, unless the other party denies liability. Either way, you’ll need a personal injury lawyer to move ahead with a claim, and it’s worth remembering that there’s usually a three-year time limit in place to make a claim. That means if you miss the deadline, you could miss out on your settlement too. A personal injury lawyer will normally be able to tell you straight away if you have a viable claim, so don’t hesitate to contact a lawyer as soon as possible after your accident.
Choose a reputable lawyer
Personal injury lawyers come from all walks of life, but choose Accident Advice Helpline and you know you’re choosing a firm with over 14 years’ experience in the personal injury industry. We’ve helped people of all ages successfully claim the compensation they deserved, and we could help you too. However you have been injured whilst cycling on the UK’s roads, you can call our freephone 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500 for confidential, no-obligation advice at any time of day. We offer a 100% no win, no fee service to all our customers, and we are proud to be endorsed by TV personality and UK consumer champion Esther Rantzen. To find out right now how much you could claim for your cycling accident, just take the 30-second test on our website, or call us today.
Date Published: January 22, 2015
Author: David Brown