Cyclists are often the most vulnerable road users, especially so in big cities where they are vulnerable to being struck by lorry drivers and cycle lanes are not always clearly delineated. Many are injured on public roads in the course of a day. If you have been hurt whilst riding your bike and the accident wasn’t your fault, then you could claim compensation for a cycle accident.
Cycle injury claim
Successful accident claims arise from situations in which the injured party was not at fault. So in this case, that could mean being knocked off your bike by another vehicle, falling off due to poor road surfaces, slippery substances on the road, and so on.
Claim compensation for a cycle accident
If you have been injured, you need to collect as many details as you can about the accident. Try and get names, contact information and insurance details for anyone else involved and also those of any witnesses. If there are any pictures worth taking – of any damage, specific road conditions, or debris from the accident, then try and get those too.
Of course, what’s most important of all is to make sure that you get proper medical attention. Even if you think you’re OK and even if it doesn’t look as though there’s anything wrong, it’s essential that you see a doctor. This is especially true if you’ve taken a bang to the head.
Make a bike accident claim
Accident Advice Helpline has been dealing with victims who want to claim compensation for a cycle accident for many years. During this time, we’ve built up extensive expertise, both in preparing claims and in knowing how best to look after our clients.
Our expert solicitors work on a no-win, no-fee* basis. In addition, our friendly and sympathetic advisers will be more than happy to listen to the particulars of your case and tell you if you have a valid cycle accident claim.
So if you want to claim compensation for a cycle accident, call our free helpline on 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to speak to a member of our team. You can also try our 30-second compensation calculator, which will give you a rough idea of how much you could claim.
Category: Cycling accident claim