If you are a cyclist on Britain’s roads, then you will know all too well that unfortunately drivers of motor vehicles are not very careful about cyclists. Accordingly, you may have been injured recently and be considering claiming for a cycling accident.
There are many different types of accident involving cyclists. Some happen because of the state of the roads, in which case claiming for a cycling accident is made against the local authority, which has a responsibility to keep all roads (including cycling lanes) well maintained. If your front wheel hits a pothole and you suffer a fall and an injury, then you are entitled to make an accident claim against the local authority.
Claiming for a cycling accident against a motorist
However careful you are, you can never predict what another person might do. Some drivers or their passengers open doors without looking to see if there is a cyclist (or a pedestrian) close to the door. You could get knocked off your bike and suffer a severe injury, even if you were wearing the appropriate protective gear. You can make a claim against the owner of the vehicle even if it was the passenger who was responsible for your accident, as all motorists should have at least third party motor insurance.
What does compensation cover?
Compensation can cover loss of earnings after an accident if you have to take time off work because of your injury. It also covers the pain, distress and suffering caused by your accident. You can also claim for damage or loss of personal property and damage to your bicycle, as well as for new protective clothing, for example.
If you suffer brain damage or any other catastrophic injury, then you will receive compensation to cover past and present medical expenses and treatment, rehabilitation, and the cost of care for the rest of your life if needed. You may also receive money to refit your home so that your new needs are accommodated.
Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline are a law firm with more than a decade of experience in dealing with personal injury compensation claims. We operate all over Britain and work with a team of around 200 expert solicitors who work on a no win no fee* basis.
If you think that you have grounds for claiming for a cycling accident or any other personal injury claim, then we suggest that you contact us for expert legal advice. In the first instance, you could visit the Accident Advice Helpline website to find out more about us. After that, you may want to call us free on one of our freephone numbers. You can call us at any time, day or night, any day, as our lines are open 24/7.
Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile for expert legal advice about any personal injury compensation claim with no obligation to claim.