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How to claim after a Cycling Accident
Cyclists are very vulnerable road users and are prone to injury. Due to the lack of protection, even an accident which does not occur at a particularly high speed can have devastating consequences for the cyclist, both mentally and physically.
If you have been injured in an accident as a cyclist due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness, then you may be entitled to claim compensation for your injury and to assist with your recovery.
Call us today on 0121 8276 446, where you can speak to one of our specially trained advisors. they will be able to discuss the details of the claim with you and go through your options with you.
Providing your accident has happened within the last 3 years and is not your fault, it is likely you will be able to claim compensation, and we will be able to assist you. You may be entitled to claim if:-
- Another road user is at fault for the accident.
- There is an issue with the manufacturing of the bike.
- The cycle lane on the road is in bad condition, such as with potholes or cracks.
If you think you may have a claim and would like to discuss this further, or simply need some advice, give us a call today on 0121 8276 446 to speak to one of our specially trained advisors.
How much cycling accident compensation could I receive?
Until you have attended your medical examination and negotiations with the Third Party have begun, it is difficult to say exactly how much compensation you will get.
The amount depends on may factors, including the severity of your injuries, how long it takes you to recover, and how it has an effect on your day to day life.
This information will all be taken into consideration when your medical evidence is being prepared and based on your answers you will be advised of the amount of compensation you may be entitled to.
How we connect you to a bike accident solicitor.
Once you have spoken to our specially trained advisors and have all the information you need to decide whether you would like to continue, we will be able to put you in touch with one of the solicitors on our panel who can assist in starting your claim. Providing that it is convenient for you, this will usually be done within the same call.
They will then be able to further discuss the case with you and answer any other questions that you may have. Once you have spoken to the solicitor and are happy for them to begin work on your case, they will start the negotiations with the Third Party.
What are the common types of cycling injuries?
Being a cyclist means facing danger from other road users every time you are on the road. Even while wearing a helmet, it is still possible for serious injuries to occur.
There are many injuries you can sustain, some of them include:-
- Whiplash or soft tissue injury.
- Bruises or muscular injuries, particularly if you have been thrown off the bike.
- Fractures/broken bones, or serious head or spinal traumas.
The psychological effects of a cycling accident
After a cycling accident, getting back on the bike can be a scary thing to do. Not only can we assist in claiming compensation for your physical injuries, but also with the psychological trauma.
If you are to bring yourself to cycle after the accident, or are traumatised since the accident happened, you may be entitled to claim compensation for your psychological distress.
Call our specially trained advisors today on 0121 8276 446, where they will be able to discuss this further with you.
What are the common causes of cycling accidents?
Usually, cyclist accidents are a result of other road users. There are different circumstances where a cyclist accident can occur. Some of these can include:-
- A vehicle making a turn without seeing the cyclist to their side.
- A vehicle passing too close to a cyclist, resulting in an accident.
- A accident with a pedestrian.
If you have been involved in a cyclist accident, we can assist in claiming compensation for you as a result of the physical and mental trauma, as well as any losses you may have incurred. Call our specialist advisors today on 0121 8276 446 to see how we can help.
What happens if the other vehicle didn't stop?
If you have been involved in an accident where the other road user has failed to stop, you can still be entitled to claim compensation.
This can include situations where the driver has fled the scene or is uninsured or does not have a licence.
The time limit to make the cyclist claim is 3 years. However, in the event that you have suffered a serious head or brain trauma and are unable to make a claim, you may be entitled to more time.
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