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Cycle accidents

Road accidents can be very difficult and upsetting for cyclists and their loved ones for many reasons.

Not only are injuries from collisions on the road likely to be much more serious for cyclists due to their exposure in comparison to cars and other forms of transport on the road, but also the chances are that if the injury is serious, you will be more dependant on your loved ones and unable to work.

Cycle accidents

Road accidents can be very difficult and upsetting for cyclists and their loved ones for many reasons.

Not only are injuries from collisions on the road likely to be much more serious for cyclists due to their exposure in comparison to cars and other forms of transport on the road, but also the chances are that if the injury is serious, you will be more dependant on your loved ones and unable to work.

Claim Today Solicitors has been a personal injury brand specialising in road traffic accidents, including bike and & cycling accidents, for over 20 years and we have the experience and expertise to get you the personal injury compensation and support you need to look ahead to the future.

Serious bike & cycling accident injuries

Due to the nature of riding a bike on the road and how exposed the rider is if an accident happens, bike & cycling accidents can cause very serious injuries.

Serious injuries are best identified by how long they’ve needed treatment for, if you are unable to return to work and how long you are unable to return to work, as well as if you need assistance in completing day-to-day tasks.

Do I have a claim?

Whether you were the rider or a passenger, if you were injured in a bike & cycling accident and you were not at fault, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation.

It is important to have as many details about the accident to hand as possible, so that we can attempt to find the incident on CCTV and build a case. This includes when and where the incident took place, details of those involved, and of any witnesses if you have any.

You can still claim if you were involved in an accident where the driver didn’t have insurance, or if you were involved in a hit and run.

We offer free impartial advice on whether you can make a claim either by completing our online form, or calling our claim team on 08000 93 93 92. Alternatively, request a callback on this page and we will call you back.

Cycle accidents caused by a motorist

In order to claim, the accident must have been somebody else’s fault; either the fault of another road user or because of the road conditions.

If your injuries are the fault of another road user (car, motorbike, bus, etc.) then your compensation will come from their insurers rather than them personally.

Cycle accidents caused by uninsured drivers or hit and runs

If the accident you were injured in was the fault of an uninsured driver or part of a hit and run then you might still be able to make a claim. If your claim is successful then it will be paid by the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB).

Cycle accidents caused by poor road conditions

If your bike & cycling accident injuries are due to poor road surfaces such as potholes or cracks in the road, then you may be able to make a claim against the Highways Agency or the local council depending on where the road is.

There is someone responsible for every road and pavement in the UK, and if it is unsafe to use and caused your accident, then you may be able to claim.

Frequently asked questions

Personal injury compensation can help ensure that you have what you need to plan for the future and put you back in a situation that is as similar as possible to before the incident.

Compensation is calculated to cover a number of factors including:

  • the severity and impact of the injury
  • loss of earnings
  • costs of treatment
  • costs of equipment needed for day-to-day living
  • required aftercare or continuous care
  • house adjustments (such as ramps, modified rooms)
  • costs of re-training if a career change is unavoidable

If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you are putting yourself in the best possible position both financially and in terms of finding the correct support going forward by enquiring about claiming personal injury compensation.

Our expert personal injury solicitors and experienced personal injury claim team will be able to breakdown what to expect from a claim and how it is calculated to ensure that any compensation you successfully claim puts you in the best position for now and for you and your family’s future.

There are three ways you can start your claim with Claim Today Solicitors:

  1. Use our quick and easy online form – we’ll ask you about the incident and your injuries and let you know if you could have a claim; or
  2. Call our claims team on 08000 93 93 92 and we’ll guide you through the steps to see if you have a claim; or
  3. Use one of our live chat functions on this website, or on Facebook Messenger.

By contacting Claim Today Solicitors, we will let you know whether you have a personal injury claim and give you the information you need to start a claim.

Should you claim with Claim Today Solicitors, we will pass on your matter to one of our experienced case handlers and specialist personal injury solicitors to carry out your matter in a courteous and efficient manner.

As part of our commitment to keeping claims simple, we make personal injury claims on a no win no fee basis, removing the financial risk of making a claim. You will not need to pay your legal costs should your claim be unsuccessful, meaning that you can claim with no need to worry about the finances involved.

Our claim handlers will inform you whether you qualify for a no win no fee agreement and how much you would pay should your personal injury claim be successful.

Typically, this is 20% of your initial damages taken from your compensation and never more than 25% including the price of after-the-event insurance.

Serious injuries are best identified by how long they’ve needed treatment for, if you are unable to return to work and how long you are unable to return to work, as well as if you need assistance in completing day-to-day tasks.

If your injury has impacted your life in a way that has set you back financially or it will do so in the future, then it is likely to be serious enough to enquire about making a claim.

The main things that you might be able to claim against are:

  • care and equipment both current and future;
  • loss of earnings, as well as potential future earnings if your future progression has been impacted as a result of the injury; and
  • the loss of being able to participate in activities such as sport or learning particular skills that you are now unable to due to your injury.

There is no exact estimate we can give, but you can get a good idea on the amount of compensation you could claim for by using our online compensation calculator.

We do receive claim enquiries from people who are calling on behalf of somebody else, mainly parents on behalf of children, or spouses on behalf of their partners – particularly in cases of more serious injuries including comas and brain injuries.

You can certainly start the process on someone else’s behalf, and we will guide you through the steps needed to ensure that it is as simple as possible through this difficult time. You can start by using our online form, requesting a callback, or by calling us on 08000 93 93 92.

Under the upcoming personal injury reforms in 2020, a more claimants will have to go through the small claims court. Namely those whose injury claims from road traffic accidents are likely to recover £5,000, and £2,000 for other claims. The current threshold for small claims is £1,000.

Most firms will not be able to represent those who go through small claims due to the costs involved, meaning that you would have to take the claim on yourself. We may be able to assist you with making your application, to see if we can call us on 08000 93 93 92.

Claim Today Solicitors is a specialist personal injury law firm that handles personal injury claims concerning injuries from road traffic accidents, workplace accidents, or accidents in public and shops.

It is our mission to ensure that everyone has access to legal assistance with their claims. That’s why we continue to provide personal injury claims on a no win no fee basis and offer support for those who are going to small claims court.

Claim Today Solicitors has been a well-known personal injury name for over 20 years in the UK. Thousands of people have claimed personal injury compensation with us to help rebuild their lives and get the care and assistance they need.

We believe in keeping claims simple from start to finish. To us, this means you can interact with us in a way that suits you.

This starts with being able to start your claim online or over the phone and continues with keeping you informed at every key point of your personal injury claim. We will communicate what has happened in your claim, as well as the next steps.

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