Have you been injured in a bike or cycling accident and are looking to claim compensation for your injuries?
Our expert team of solicitors specialise in bike accident claims to help you get back to good health as soon as possible and compensate you for your injury – especially if the accident wasn’t your fault.
Bike accident and injuries can range from cuts and bruises to broken bones and serious spinal trauma. They can knock you off your feet for days, weeks or even months, potentially wreaking havoc on your daily life and work commitments.
We have an enviable national reputation for successfully recovering compensation and rehabilitation support for our clients who were injured in accident which was not their fault and we’re confident that with our knowledge and expertise, we can help you to build a winning case that results in a successful claim.
Unfortunately, being injured or involved in a cycling accident isn’t uncommon, especially when taking into account that thousands of people across the UK use a cycle for travelling purposes every single day.
Over 18,800 cyclists were injured in reported road accidents in 2015, with 3,339 of those being killed or seriously injured. Many of these people will be entitled to make bike accident claims.
Cycling injuries can occur any time; such as when you’re riding to work, for leisure, as exercise and/or as part of a journey. With the number of increased cyclists spending greater time on roads which are also shared by other vehicles such as cars and buses; sadly, accidents do often take place.
Accidents and injuries whilst cycling can be caused by many different situations. Some of the most common bicycle injury claims include potholes, road defects, coaches and buses, negligence of other road users and equipment failure, such as a faulty helmet or bike.
In the year 2010 alone, over 2 million potholes were identified in the UK through the Department of Transport’s Pothole Review.
Many of these holes were not a result of bad weather alone, but were also due to street works and inadequate procedures for inspection. This puts liability on local councils through the Highway Act 1980 who have a duty to adopt a reasonable system of inspection.
Because of this enforced legislation, our focussed cycling injury claims lawyers hold local councils responsible for defects on roads which have caused cyclists to suffer injuries and bring you the monetary compensation that you deserve.
Although the Highways Act is limited to public land, the Occupiers Liability Act can assist in matters relating to privately owned land in a similar way as similar duties would apply to private owners of land.
If you are unsure regarding the owner of the land in which your cycling injury took place, whether it is a highway or a privately-owned land, contact our bike accident claims solicitors to help you determine who is at fault.
We will provide you with expert yet tailor-made advice to suit your individual needs and circumstances depending on your cycling injury claims, and our dedicated client care team are here with 24/7 assistance to support you through the process.
When it comes to understanding your injuries, you’ll need to be able to convey the severity of your injuries whilst presenting the cycling accident claims in Court.
Although there’s no definitive way of classifying injuries, this can be done by taking photographs of your injuries after the accident took place. This, along with medical records, can help a Judge to understand the claim and be more accurate when determining the rate of compensation that you are entitled to.
The only rules for putting forward a claim for cycling accident compensation are that the incident you’re claiming for must’ve taken place within the past three years. You will also need to be able to prove that your injuries were through the negligence of someone else.
If making cycling injury claims on behalf of a child, this must also be filed within three years of the date of the accident. Alternatively, you can allow the minor to pursue their cycling accident claims on their own accord once they reach the age of 18.
Unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to estimating the level of cycling compensation that may be awarded to you. This is because the person who was liable, the severity of your injuries and your expenses all have an influence on your pay-out.
However, if your claim is successful and you are awarded compensation, it is delivered in the two forms outlined below:
The most popular types of cycling accident compensation, general damage pay-outs will compensate you for the pain and suffering that you experienced.
Only awarded if you have expenses directly relating to the cycling accident, you may be awarded special damage compensation to cover additional medical, travel or rehabilitation costs.
If you’re investigating your options and trying to see if you’re able to claim compensation, our team are on-hand to assess your case. We will provide an honest prediction of whether or not you should be expecting to receive compensation for your cycling accident, as well as an estimate of how much.
Alternatively, our online compensation calculator tool will be able to advise on whether or not you should be expecting a pay-out:
Our Solicitors for bike accident claims have assisted many cyclists from mountain bikers, professional cyclist to people riding their bikes to a place of work or for leisure. Our team has a strong track record for successfully recovering bike accident claims compensation for people all over the UK regardless of whether the vehicle that caused the accident was insured or untraceable.
If you have been involved in a cycling accident which was due to no fault of your own, you have a legal right to compensation that covers the treatment of your injuries, along with the cost of replacing equipment that is damaged because of the bike accident.
In order to put your cycling claim forwards in a Court, you’ll need to be able to establish liability for the incident. Simply put, this is where you’ll be required to provide evidence against why the cycling injury claims were not your fault.
Here at 1Solicitors, our team are passionate about explaining your rights as a cyclist. For that reason, you may be entitled to claim compensation – even if you think otherwise.
Along with our free initial consultation, we are proud to offer a no win, no fee agreement on your cycling accident injury claim. This means that if your legal case doesn’t result in compensation for your bike injury, you won’t be charged a penny.
The agreement that we offer also guarantees that there is no financial risk to you when looking into your options. If the claim is viable and we imagine that it would result in a successful and winning case, we clearly outline our fees to ensure that you’re never left with unexpected costs when continuing with the cycle injury claim.
On a no-win, no-fee policy, fees are only enforced on successful claims. In this event, a small percentage will be taken from your final compensation pay-out as payment for our services.
Here at 1Solicitors, we understand how traumatic and upsetting cyclist injuries can be. It can knock you off your feet for days, weeks or even months, potentially wreaking havoc on your daily life and work commitments.
Our ethos is to put you first to get the best results for you. Our team of specialist cycling accident injury claims solicitors are able to offer home and hospital visits around the country for those clients that are not able to visit our offices due to their severe injuries, and are here to help through every step of your cycling accident claim.
To discuss the possibility and likelihood of your bike injury claim building a winning case, contact our team of professional solicitors today. We’ve helped hundreds of people win the monetary compensation that they deserve when suffering with a bike accident that wasn’t their fault, and we’re confident that we can help you, too.