Have you suffered injuries in a cycling accident?
At some point, most of us will undergo some type of medical treatment or care. There are many different types of treatment and many different circumstances within which people find themselves under the care of the medical profession. Negligence can occur with any type of treatment and at any time.
Below is some information on some of the most common types of claim we deal with. It is not possible to list every type of claim. At Cycle Claim Line, we deal with enquiries every day from people who have suffered from all different types of medical mistakes and errors. We are able to tell you quickly whether you have a claim and if so, our experience and expertise means we will take on your case regardless of the type of treatment or care was involved. We always recommend that you call and speak to the team if there are any concerns about the treatment you have had. Remember, it costs you nothing to find out whether you have a claim.
This guide on cycling claims covers the following topics:
- What is a Cycling Injury Claim?
- Am I Eligible to Make a Cycling Claim?
- When Should I Make a Claim?
- Common Questions about Cycling Accident Claims
- How Much Compensation Can I Receive from a Cycling Injury Claim?
- How Much will a Cycling Injury Claim Cost Me? (No Win No Fee)
- Coverage for Cycling Claims
- Cycling Injury Lawyer Near You
What is a Cycling Injury Claim?
Recent cycling injury statistics show the vulnerability of cyclists highlighting the fact that more than 21,000 experience injuries while on the road due to no fault of their own. A cycling injury can range from mild to severe, and in the worst cases, may result in a tragic fatality.
When an accident occurs, vulnerable road users like cyclists have the opportunity to pursue cycling personal injury claims to recover damages incurred.
From a legal perspective, recovering compensation from a bicycle injury is possible when negligence is involved. This can come in the form of a driver failing to follow the rules of the road, or a dangerous defect in the roadway that then leads to a cycling accident. A bike injury relevant for compensation does not have to be debilitating in nature, and it can involve other components of loss such as damage to your bicycle, your clothing or helmet, or personal property.
If you aren’t certain you have a viable claim for a cycling injury, get in touch with us today or take our 30-second claims test. Cycle Claim Line experts have helped thousands of cyclists recover injury claims large and small.
Am I Eligible to Make a Cycling Claim?
Our expert solicitors have ample experience in winning compensation for cycling injury claims, and we have led many bicycle accident victims through the claims process successfully. While we recognise not every claim is the same as the next, we know what it takes to bring a claim when a cycling accident occurs. If you have suffered an injury as the result of the following, you likely have a viable claim on your hands:
- Drivers turning out in front of the cyclist’s path
- Drivers failing to see cyclists on a roundabout or road junction
- Falling due to a pothole or poorly maintained roads
- Pedestrians walking in front of a cyclist’s path
When Should I Make a Claim?
A question our solicitors often receive is how soon after an accident must a claim be made? You have three years from the date of the bicycle accident injury to make a claim for compensation. However, cycling claims that involve children have no three-year restriction. If you are making one on behalf of your child, you have up until their 18th birthday to submit a cycling accident claim. When the child makes a claim on his or her own, they may do so between their 18th and 21st birthday, even when the claim took place years ago.
Common Questions about Cycling Accident Claims
Many other questions arise when considering a cycling accident claim, and our team of solicitors has the answers.
Q: What if I wasn’t Wearing a Helmet?
If the cycling accident was not your fault and you were not wearing a helmet, you may still be eligible to submit a claim for compensation.
Q: What if the other Party is Uninsured or Untraceable?
Cycling accident claims can still be pursued even when the vehicle at fault for the accident is uninsured or untraceable. A claim can be submitted directly to the Motor Insurers’ Bureau in these cases.
Q: Can I Claim if the Other Party Denies Blame?
Yes, a claim can be made even when the other road user does not own up to his or her fault in the incident.
Q: Can I Claim if the Road Caused My Accident?
Yes, you can make a cycling injury claim when the road was the cause of your fall or injury. These claims are made against the local council in most cases.
How Much Compensation Can I Receive from a Cycling Injury Claim?
The amount of compensation you can expect to receive after a successful cycling personal injury claim depends on several factors relating to your injuries, the circumstances of the accident, and the needs you have as a result of the accident. Cycling injury compensation could include:
- Current or future loss of earnings
- Medical expenses incurred
- Rehabilitation and physiotherapy costs
- Adaptations to the home needed due to the injury
- Ongoing care and assistance
- Pain and suffering resulting from the accident
Every cycling injury compensation claim is different based on the circumstances of the accident. An injury compensation calculator or injury claim calculator may be used to get an idea of what your claim is worth. However, getting in touch with one of our expert solicitors with experience in cycling accident claims should be your first step. We know what it takes to be eligible for a claim and how much you may receive based on successful claims relating to other cycling accidents.
How Much will a Cycling Injury Claim Cost Me?
At Cycle Claim Line, our cases are funded with a No Win No Fee agreement.
With this free legal advice, you can feel confident in reaching out to our solicitors about your cycling accident claim without any financial risk. If your claim succeeds, the person or authority responsible for your injuries and damages is responsible for paying the majority of the legal fees incurred. The remainder comes from the settlement amount you receive. However, you won’t have to pay if your claim isn’t successful.
Coverage for Cycling Claims
In some cases, legal expenses insurance, trade union policies, or household insurance policies may offer coverage for some of the fees associated with completing a claim for compensation. It is always beneficial to check these types of policies to see what may already be covered for your cycling accident compensation claim.
Cycling Injury Lawyer Near You
Since 2013, we have helped more than 12,500 clients and recovered over £117 million for them. We have a 96% case win rate; you could be our next success!
Our team of cycling injury lawyers has years of experience in helping vulnerable road users get the compensation they deserve after a devastating accident, we have offices in Manchester and Southport but we cover claims for all over UK. Get in touch with us today to discuss your claim eligibility and how our no win no fee arrangement can help you receive the compensation due to you after a cycling accident injury.