Cycling accidents

One of the most common causes of personal injuries are cycling accidents. As congestion has increased, commuters are increasingly opting to cycle.

However, cyclists are extremely vulnerable on today’s roads. Without a protective metal shell, airbag or five-star Euro NCAP safety rating, the cyclist usually comes off worst in road traffic collisions. Injuries from a cycling accident can include cuts and bruises, damaged or broken limbs, spinal injuries and head injuries. Thankfully, due to improvements in cycling safety and equipment, fatalities are much less common than they used to be.

It is easy to think that negligent motorists or truck drivers are the cause of most cycling accident claims. There are however many other potential causes: pedestrians, the road condition, weather, or unpredictable circumstances such as dogs or children running into the road. Whatever the circumstances, if you have a cycling accident that isn’t your fault, you may be able to claim for compensation.

We’re on your side

The aim of our service is to get you back on your bike as soon as possible. We aim to ensure you get compensation for any losses you incur. From the outset this means ensuring you are fully rehabilitated, including medical treatment, physiotherapy and any ongoing medication. Further along it means ensuring you get your bike fixed or a replacement, including any accessories and clothing. Finally, we ensure compensation for any financial losses such as loss of earnings.

Making your cycling accident claim

In order to make the best use of your cycling accident solicitor’s time, it is useful to collect all necessary information about your cycling accident before attending any consultation. The basic information should include the location, the time, and any witnesses whose details you have obtained. In addition, documentation of any damage to your bike and equipment and any other financial losses you have sustained. If you have any GoPro (or other camera) footage this is often very useful.

You can rely on us

Contact us today to discuss your cycling accident claim, either by completing our online form or by telephoning 01253 873481. We offer a free initial consultation on all cycling accident cases where we aim to outline the process of making your claim and estimate the compensation you could receive.