If you’ve been injured while taking part in a cycling tour, or even just while watching one, you could be entitled to make a cycling tour accident claim.
Making a claim could seem daunting, and hundreds of people don’t receive the money that they are legally entitled to simply because they are put off by going through the necessary procedures.
In fact, it couldn’t be simpler. What follows is a systematic guide telling you how to go about making a cycling tour accident claim, but in fact the information is just as useful and relevant whatever kind of compensation claim you’re considering.
- Make sure that you have suitable grounds for a claimYou can legally claim compensation for an accident if it wasn’t your fault and if it was in fact caused by the negligence and irresponsibility of another person. They could be directly responsible, for instance by driving without due care and attention and knocking you off your cycle, causing you to be injured. Or they could be indirectly responsible, for example by selling you a bicycle that had faulty brakes, if they were aware of the problem, but omitted to mention to you.
Most people understand that they cannot claim for an accident that they caused themselves, but you also can’t claim for an accident that was simply bad luck. Another person’s actions must have caused your cycling tour accident.
- Get the contact details of any witnessesIf anyone saw your accident and can make a statement confirming it wasn’t your fault, then this will be a great help to Accident Advice Helpline in pursuing your cycling tour accident claim. Don’t worry about taking down their statements yourself; we can take care of that, just so long as we can get in touch with them.
- Choose the right law firm to make your claim withAccident Advice Helpline is a long-standing reputable law firm specialising in personal injury claims. We have over ten years’ experience in the field, and all of our expert lawyers work on a strict no win, no fee basis, meaning that they will always do their very best to bring your claim to a satisfactory and financially rewarding conclusion. Visit our website to use the 30-second online claims calculator to see how much you might be entitled to.
- Don’t hesitate in making your cycling tour accident claimMost compensation claims need to be made within three years of the initial accident. That’s why you should contact Accident Advice Helpline immediately, by calling 0800 689 0500. This is a free, twenty-four hour helpline so it won’t cost you a penny.
- Our friendly, trained advisers will be able to tell you whether you have grounds for a cycling tour accident claim based on your accident. You can also get in touch on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile, or by texting claim365 to 88010 so we can get back to you at a suitable time.
Date Published: July 4, 2015
Author: David Brown