In the UK, Solicitors can help those injured while riding a bike recover compensation for their damages and this happens at Progressive Solicitors every day. Our firm has vast experience in dealing with these types of cases.
When are you entitled to compensation for a bicycle accident?
If you have suffered an injury as a result of a bicycle accident, you can apply for compensation if you have met the relevant requirements. It is very common for cyclists to be injured due to the mistakes of other road users. Compensation for a bicycle accident in UK is awarded , if a cyclist is involved in a collision, through no fault of their own. This would be with a car, motorcyclist or any other vehicle. In addition, a driver of another vehicle could contribute to the cyclist falling due to an attempt to avoid a collision. If you have been a victim of such an accident, you can claim for compensation. There are also circumstances in which compensation can be obtained, despite the fact that the accident occurred without the participation of other road users. They include things such as poor pavement condition, a hole in roadway or an incorrectly secured manhole. A cyclist may also be able to obtain compensation if a they hit an object in the road, causing them to fall. It is also sometimes possible to make a claim where a cyclist is injured due to he bicycle being faulty where it is subject to the manufacturer’s warranty or service of the bicycle.
How do you obtain compensation for a bicycle accident?
If whilst riding your bicycle you sustained an injury that wasn’t through your own fault or you are not sure who is responsible for the accident, you can turn to us for help. Our team of lawyers at Progressive Solicitors will individually analyse and assess your accident, and then look to gather the evidence and value your claim. The amount is dependant on the injuries sustained, their type and the effect this has on your daily life. The consequences of a bike accident in the UK are not just minor bruises and scratches but can also result in serious injuries such as sprains or fractures. Psychological damage is also relevant, as this can manifest through fear of travelling on a two-wheeler or permanent stress.
Compensation for a cycling accident – what could it include?
It is crucial to collect the appropriate documentation to receive compensation for an accident on a bicycle. The UK is a country in which the compensation includes costs such as medical assistance which you had to use. The amount also includes payments for visits to the doctor, rehabilitation, medicine as well as transport costs and any costs of care. You can also apply for compensation to the value of replacing or repairing the bicycle or other equipment, if as a result of the accident, it was damaged or destroyed. Compensation will also cover a loss of income when, due to injury over a period, you cannot work and earn money.
We urge you to contact our office for free advice. After you have told us about the accident, we can look to submit your claim for you and establish a strategy for action. Trust our knowledge and skills.