According to the British Government, in 71 % of all reported cycling accidents, “human error” is the main contributory factor which led to a collision. If you are the victim of a cycling accident, it’s likely that it happened due to someone else’s negligence*.
Our leading cycling accident claims solicitors are here to help you claim the compensation you deserve. If you’ve been injured while riding your bike, contact us today for free legal advice from our expert solicitors.
No Win No Fee cycling accident claims solicitors
All our cycling accident cases are conducted on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning we only take a fee if we win compensation on your behalf, therefore there is no financial risk to you.
Cycling accident explained
On Britain’s busy roads, cyclists are incredibly vulnerable. Not only do drivers often fail to leave room or pay sufficient attention, potholes pose an ever-increasing risk of injury. So if you have been injured while cycling, you should talk to a personal injury claims solicitor.
Most common causes and types of cycling accidents
There are all kinds of scenarios that can cause a cycling accident. Here are the most common causes:
- Potholes: where a local council has failed to maintain roads
- Car doors: where a driver or passenger has failed to pay attention and the door has been opened suddenly
- Pedestrians: stepping out from the pavement without looking
- Drivers: not leaving cyclists enough room or not paying attention to their blind spot
- HGVs and buses: who often don’t see cyclists in the blind spot.
These accidents result in different kinds of injuries. Our clients most commonly seek compensation for:
What can I claim for?
If you have been injured in a cycling accident, you can claim compensation for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
- House modifications
- Bike repair
- Medical expenses
Can I claim if the accident was partly my fault?
Not every cycling accident is caused entirely through the inattention of drivers or pedestrians. Even if you believe that you may have been partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation and should still talk to us to establish your full legal position. Click here to find out more about no fault claims.
What if the driver took off?
It’s not uncommon for a driver to not realise they bumped into your bike as they may not have seen you in their blind spot and so drove off without stopping. In other situations, drivers may not stop for unexplained reasons. We can help you with difficult cases such as these as well as hit and run accidents or accidents involving an uninsured driver.
How much compensation can I claim?
Obviously, the level of compensation you can claim depends on the seriousness of your injuries. If your accident was caused due to someone else’s negligence, your claim for pain and suffering could be worth several thousands of pounds. For more information call us on freephone 0800 083 5045 or try our online road traffic accident claims calculator.*Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/ras50-contributory-factors