Bicycle Accident Compensation
In addition to your bike, we look at claiming compensation for your injuries. The amount your injury claim is worth depends on the injuries you sustained, treatment you have needed, and the effect on your daily life. The consequences of a bike accident may not just be for minor bruises and scratches. You may have sprains or fractures, or maybe your injury was more debilitating. Fortunately, all our lawyers have many years of experience, so we can help you no matter how serious the injury is. The affect on your psychological health is also relevant, as this can manifest through fear of cycling or post traumatic stress, and these symptoms will form part of the injury claim.
It is crucial for us to collect the appropriate documentation to support your claim, so please make a note of expenses and keep receipts, for example for any treatment or medicine that you have paid for, as well as transport costs. We’ll look at evidence for the replacement or repair of your bicycle, and your bike gear, if your belongings were damaged or destroyed during the accident. It may be that we need to arrange for an engineer to provide evidence regarding your bike. Compensation may also cover a loss of income if you are unable to work and earn money.
Are you entitled to compensation for a bike accident?
If you have suffered an injury as a result of a bicycle accident, you can apply for compensation if you were injured due to the fault of someone else.
It is very common for cyclists to be injured due to the mistakes of other road users. The cyclist may have been hit by a car, motorcyclist or another vehicle. Alternatively, the cyclist may have suffered injury because they fell due to an attempt to avoid a collision with a motor vehicle that is driving dangerously. If you have been a victim of one of these types of accidents, we can help you to claim compensation.
There are also circumstances in which compensation may be obtained even though the accident occurred without the involvement of other road users. An example is if you were thrown off your bike due to riding into a hole in the roadway, or because of an incorrectly secured manhole cover. It is also possible to make a claim if you were injured due to the bicycle being faulty.
How do you obtain compensation for a bicycle accident?
You can turn to us for help if your accident was not your fault. One of our team of lawyers at Progressive Solicitors will consult with you in order to obtain all the relevant details. We try to get as much information as possible at the start, so we won’t need to keep bothering you. We will consider the accident circumstances, and consider what evidence we need, before presenting your claim to the Defendant’s insurance company. We will take details of your injuries, what treatment you’re having and what treatment you need, and we look at what bike gear has been damaged. We also look at any other losses, e.g. earnings, travel expenses, etc. Once liability is admitted, we will try and settle your claim as quickly as possible. How quickly your claim will settle will depend on the severity of your injuries, as we may need to wait for the outcome of Consultant’s investigations.