Do you think you have a claim due to a cycling accident?
After a bike accident, you need to focus on getting better. That’s why our legal team – a group of bikers themselves – is here to help through every step of the claims process.
You may be unsure if you have a claim, or the process for making a claim isn’t all that clear. We’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know about making a bike accident claim after an accident to get the compensation you deserve.
This guide on cycling accident claims covers the following topics:
- What are My Legal Rights after a Bike Accident?
- Am I Eligible to Make a Bike Accident Claim?
- How Soon Do I Need to Make a Claim?
- What Can I Claim For?
- How Much Can I Claim?
- Does it Cost to Make a Claim?
- Why Choose Cycle Claim Line?
What are My Legal Rights after a Bike Accident?
It’s common to be out of sorts right after a bike accident, especially when someone else is to blame. Unlike other road users, cyclists have little to no protection to help prevent injuries after an accident. Whether it was a collision with a car door or hitting a pothole, bike accidents can cause devastating damage. For this reason, it is crucial to understand your rights after a bike accident.
Immediately after a cycling accident that was someone else’s fault, it is your right to document what took place. Photos of damage to your bike, your injuries, road conditions, and the vehicle at fault are helpful when pursuing a claim for compensation.
You also have the right to seek medical attention for injuries and get rehabilitation support when it is needed. Your chances of making a successful bike accident claim are higher when you know these rights. Our team of legal experts can help if you aren’t sure if you have a valid claim.
Am I Eligible to Make a Bike Accident Claim?
It’s common to be unsure if you can make a claim after a bike accident. If you experienced an injury or damage to your bike because of someone else’s negligence, you likely have a reason to claim for compensation. The common causes of bike accident claims our legal experts see on a regular basis include:
- Drivers who fail to see cyclists on roundabouts
- Distracted road users who drive across cyclist paths
- Collisions with car doors
- Falls or accidents from hitting or trying to avoid a pothole
- Pedestrian collisions with cyclists
You are eligible to make a bike accident claim for compensation if you experience one of these issues while on the road. However, there are time limits for making a claim for compensation after a bike accident that you need to know.
How Soon Do I Need to Make a Claim?
When a cycling accident was not your fault, you have a three-year timeframe to bring a claim against the other party. This means that within three years of the accident, you may be able to recoup damages for injuries, bike damage, and rehabilitation costs.
If you are making a claim for a loved one, the same time limit of three years after the accident applies. This is why it is crucial to get in touch with our cycling legal experts to discuss your case sooner rather than later.
Factors that Influence Your Claim
Some cyclists are concerned about their eligibility to make a claim because they are not sure who’s at fault. There may also be other special circumstances surrounding the accident. The following factors may influence your case, but you can still claim for compensation if:
- You were not wearing a helmet
- The driver is uninsured or untraceable
- The other road user denies blame
- The accident was caused by a road hazard
While these circumstances make a bike accident claim more complex, you can still claim for damages. Our team works to understand the cause of the accident, first. Then, we get to work on unraveling the details of your accident with these special circumstances included. You’re in good hands with our legal team even when your accident claim is not straightforward.
What Can I Claim For?
Our team of cycling legal experts understands what it’s like to be in a bike accident, because, first and foremost, we are cyclists, too. We recognise a bike accident can cause more damage than person injury alone. Most bike accident claims revolve around serious injuries, but there are several other damages you can claim for after an accident:
- Mild to severe injuries, including bruising and broken bones
- Psychological injuries resulting from the trauma of an accident
- Damage to your bike
- Personal items damaged in the accident, such as a helmet, clothing, or bike attachment
- Loss of earnings, even if self-employed
- Travel costs for other forms of transportation
- Rehabilitation costs for serious injuries
How Much Can I Claim?
Successful cycling accident claims vary widely in terms of how much compensation is received. For general injury damages, the Judicial Studies Board published guidelines for how much compensation you are entitled to. Special damages, like travel costs, property damage, and rehabilitation, are also awarded on a wide-ranging scale.
For example, an injury to the wrist after a cycling accident ranges from £2,300 to £39,300. A moderate head injury may result in compensation from £1,600 to £9,700. Upper or lower body injuries, tooth injuries, or back injuries could all result from a bike accident. The amount of compensation you receive is based on the severity and location of the injury, along with special damage compensation.
To know exactly how much your bike accident claim is worth, it’s best to talk to a legal expert who has experience. We provide an accurate picture of what you can receive after a bike accident, based on our history of managing cyclist claims.
Making Your Claim
When you’ve experienced a cycling accident within the last three years and have damages because of it, you need to get in touch with our cycling solicitors today. We work with you to understand the details of your case, and help you understand what you can claim for as compensation. With Cycle Claim Line of your side, you have a chance to recover from the accident without financial worries.
Get in touch with us today to start the claims process so you can receive the compensation you are due.
Does it Cost to Make a Claim?
At Cycle Claim Line, we work on a no win, no fee basis. This arrangement means you pay nothing out-of-pocket during the process. You do not have to burden yourself with financial stress just to start your accident claim. Instead, we collect our fee if your claim is successful. You pay nothing if we do not win.
Why Choose Cycle Claim Line?
Contacting our legal team at Cycle Claim Line following a bike accident is your next step. We are a group of cycling enthusiasts, first, but we are also experts in the field of bike accident claims. Each solicitor at Cycle Claim Line takes great pride in helping fellow cyclists get the compensation they deserve after an accident.
And with more than 30 years of experience as part of Fletchers Solicitors, we know bike accidents inside and out. That’s shown in the more than 12,500 bike cases since 2013, and our 96% case win rate. With recovery of £117 million since our start, know you’re in the best care when you have a bike accident claim.
Reach out to our team today for free advice or to start your claim.