The vast majority of road traffic accidents involve two cars and are usually very straightforward. Most road traffic accident solicitors are able to deal with a car accident claim but when it comes to cyclists and other vulnerable road users, the case can be very different. Liability is often less straight forward and you need a law firm who have the knowledge of the law in this area, and the experience and confidence to fight your corner should we need to. Also, without the added protection of your own vehicle, injuries sustained in cycling accidents can also be more complex and require a specialist to ensure you are able to get the right treatment, as well as the right level of compensation. Such cases require a specialist firm, not a car accident solicitors.
Bike Legal is fully owned and operated by Fletchers Solicitors, who have been dealing with bike accidents and complex personal injury for 30 years. We not only specialise in cases involving bike accidents, we have fought some of the biggest landmark cases in the country and have helped shape the law when it comes to the rights of those injured on two wheels. We have a success rate that shows we know this area well and will not be fobbed off by an insurance company. We also have a friendly, down to earth and approachable team who strive to offer an exceptional level of customer service, at all times.
If you have been injured in an accident that has been directly or indirectly caused by another person or organisation, such as the council, then you are eligible to claim against them for any undue expenses that you have incurred, for the damage to your bike, compensation for your injuries and any treatment required.
We always work on a no-win no-fee basis and offer free advice on all cases. If you have any doubt, give our team a call or email us and we can advise you and then take things from there.
No win no fee is a phrase you have probably heard a lot, and these days it often seems to have quite a negative sentiment attached to it. Actually, “No win No fee” is just the common term for a “conditional fee agreement”, which simply means that if your case is not successful, and providing you have cooperated fully with your legal team, you will not have to pay a penny. At Bike Legal, we never ask for any payments upfront or during your case and strive to ensure that people are not put off pursuing justice or losses because of a fear of legal costs.
Starting your claim with Bike Legal is a quick and easy process. Our team of experts will take the hassle out of your personal injury claim – doing the hard work for you. Upon contacting our team we will give you a fair and honest assessment of your case, based on our 30 years’ experience of dealing with bike claims. We will then work with you throughout your case to ensure that we are on hand, every step of the way.
There are many different costs that can be included in your claim. You can claim for the damage to your bike or the cost of a like-for- like replacement if required, and any cycling equipment that may have been damaged can be replaced. You may also be eligible to claim for any loss of income, which you have sustained, and any other out of pocket expenses you have suffered. If you were injured, then you are entitled to compensation, which also includes any medical expenses or physio treatment costs.
It is often possible for us to trace the other driver and their insurance company from very limited information. Also, the police may be able to assist and we are able to contact them on your behalf if required. If the case was a hit and run, or the driver was not insured, then we may still be able to pursue a case on your behalf through an organisation set up to compensate such victims (the Motor Insurers Bureau). We have a specialist team that deals with these types of case.
Sadly, many of the UKs roads have fallen into a state of disrepair. If you come off your bike because of a pothole, then you may be able to claim against the council. We have dealt with many pothole cases over the years, and are fully versed in the legal requirements and standards that councils are duty bound to adhere to. If your case involved mud deposits, ice caused by a spillage, oil, debris, roadworks or any other hazard on the road, we may also be able to pursue a case on your behalf.
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