I’ve been involved in a bicycle accident, what should I do?
A bicycle accident can be very traumatic and stressful and can in some cases cause life-long injuries. Not only will a bicycle accident make you less active but it can also lead you to become dependant on your loved ones for support with day-to-day tasks.
If you were a cyclist and involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault in the last three years and sustained injuries as a result, then you could be eligible for compensation.
Although we know no amount of compensation will take away the trauma you have experienced, or the pain felt, it can help towards getting you back on the right path and ease some of the worries that come with being involved in an accident.
Our expert legal team have years of experience and will be able to tell you in one phone call if you will be entitled to any compensation as a result of your accident. They will advise you and guide you through the entire process answering any queries you may have on a no-obligation basis. If you are happy to and wish to make a claim at this stage, we can get everything set up for you.
Why should I make a claim?
Being involved in an accident is a shocking ordeal if you have been in a bicycle accident, not only will you have to deal with the physical pain but you may also notice changes to how you feel psychologically as well.
Coping with the result of an accident can be painful and traumatic, in some cases, victims of an accident are often left feeling less confident and dependant. We can help, contact our team today for a free no-obligation chat; we are here for you to advise, guide and even get you started with your claim in one easy call.
As a cyclist, you are one of the least protected road users, this can lead to you sustaining severe injuries leaving a lasting impact.
We know compensation will not reverse everything that has happened, but it can go towards helping you get a bit of normality back and take away some of the stresses caused financially by accident.
Compensation can help you adjust to the impact of your injuries, support your family by helping to pay the bills, fixing your bike or even help pay for medication, treatment or rehabilitation.
If you have been severely injured then compensation can also help make adaptations to your home, help pay for additional care and even helping long-term with the finances if you have had a long period off work or had to change your job.
Call our team today on 08000 250 250 to find out how claiming compensation could help you cover your losses by claiming them back alongside your claim, our friendly legal team is happy to help, advise and support you on a no-obligation basis and if you decide you want to make a claim we can get everything set up in one phone call.
Am I entitled to claim for my bike accident?
If you had an accident while cycling and it happened in the last three years due to no fault of your own, then you could be entitled to claim compensation.
There are different ways you can have an accident without it being your fault including:
- At the fault of another road user e.g. car
- Defective equipment e.g. safety issue with the bicycle due to negligent manufacturing
- Poorly maintained road/bike lane surfaces e.g. potholes
We know that sometimes it can be hard working out who was at fault for an accident, so if you’re unsure then contact our team of legally trained advisors today, we can tell you in one quick phone call whether you would be eligible to make a claim or not. If you are eligible, we can provide you with the guidance you need and answer any questions you have with no-obligation. Contact us 08000 250 250 or fill out our online form and we can call you.
How much compensation will I be awarded?
Every case is assessed on an individual basis due to each instance having its unique circumstances. This is to ensure you get the maximum amount of compensation that you are entitled too.
To gain an idea of how much compensation you may be entitled to try our claims compensation calculator.
To assess how much you will be entitled to your solicitor will consider the effects caused on your work and personal life as well as the pain and suffering caused by the injury sustained.
Therefore, when assessing the amount and claiming your compensation, your solicitor will look to cover:
- The pain sustained due to your injury
- The impact this has had on your life
- Any loss of earnings you may have had due to time off work due to the injury
- Any medical expenses including treatment and medication
- Care received, even if given free e.g. by a family member
If you have been involved in a bicycle accident that wasn’t your fault contact us today on 08000 250 250 to see how we can help.
The severity of your accident
A bicycle accident can cause a different range of injuries from minor to severe life-changing injuries. When cycling on the road you can be very vulnerable due to the other road users being in larger, powered, faster vehicles, meaning for a cyclist accident can be minor for someone in a car but life-changing for you.
Typically, a severe injury will usually lead to one or more of the following:
- You have had to a long period of time off work
- You require care and support with day-to-day activities/tasks
- You have had to change your job or stop working altogether due to a change in your capacity
- You have received long-lasting medical treatment, your treatment is on-going, or your treatment is repetitive
If you’re unsure about the severity of your accident, don’t sit there and question, give our team a call, we can provide no-obligation to help, support and advice. We understand, however, that being involved in an accident is very traumatic so if you’re not ready to speak yet then don’t worry, our legal advice team will be here when you need them or complete our online form and we can call you back at a later time.
Injuries from bicycle accidents are not always just physical
Cyclists can suffer an extensive range of injuries after being involved in a crash all varying in severity, from bumps and bruises to head and brain injuries. There is also an increasing number of fatal accidents amongst cyclist due to a higher number of road users (both cyclist and motorist).
However, being involved in an accident can leave you with more than just physical injuries, there is also a psychological impact, this will also be considered when assessing your compensation claim.
Trauma can affect many people in different ways e.g. if you haven’t been able to ride your bike since the accident, then this could be reflected in your compensation.
Unfortunately, we cannot change what has happened, but we can still help you and your loved ones. Compensation cannot turn back time, but it can help to get things back on track. It can take away some of the financial stress caused as a result of the accident and injuries.
If you want to discuss your injuries and how we could help you then call our legal advice team today on 08000 250 250, with no-obligation we can help you understand your rights and tell you if you’re eligible to claim.
How can I make a claim?
If you want to start your injury claim today then contact our legal advice team, we will be able to guide you further on the process, answer any questions you may have, assess your claim and get your claim set up with one of our experienced solicitors with a proven success rate.
Call today on 08000 250 250 we can get your claim up and running in one quick and easy phone call, or you can fill in your details and we’ll call you.