Bicycle injury compensation claims arise when you have been the victim of an accident that was not all your fault. Although bicycle injury compensation is most closely associated with road traffic accidents, you may also be able to claim if you have suffered an injury due to a poorly maintained road surface, dedicated cycle path or public right of way.
Other bicycle injury compensation claims may occur when a pedestrian has walked into the road without looking and you have sustained an injury trying to avoid them. However you acquired your injuries, falling from a bicycle onto a road surface can cause damage to your head, neck or spine which subsequently leads to long term health issues, and it is extremely important that you seek medical treatment as soon as possible after your accident.
What is included in Bicycle Injury Compensation?
Bicycle injury compensation can relate to more than just a financial amount to compensate for a broken wrist and a new bicycle. The largest group of people injured in road traffic accidents are male cyclists in their 20s and 30s during peak rush hour times. It is safe to assume that these people are using their bikes to get to and from a place of work, and their bicycle injury compensation claims should include an amount to cover any loss of earnings, plus the costs of travelling to and from their place of work whilst their bike is out of commission and, should the psychological trauma lead to the victim being unable to ride a bike again, future costs for travelling by public transport or taxi.
Claiming for Bicycle Injury Compensation
With so many variables to include in a claim for bicycle injury compensation, it is in your best interests to consult with a specialist personal injury claims lawyer. They will be able to guide you through the claims process, advise you about what you can and cannot claim for, and ensure that you receive a fair and adequate amount of bicycle injury compensation. Many insurance companies, representing negligent drivers, are quick to offer early settlement in return for a much reduced sum that will not provide for you and your family should you health deteriorate as a result of your injuries.
In order to help clarify your personal situation, and determine what you are entitled to claim in bicycle injury compensation, we have established a free advice linewhich we invite all victim of cycling accidents to call on 1800 989 995
You will speak directly with a specialist personal injury claims solicitor with many years experience in dealing with road traffic accidents. Our solicitor will offer helpful and practical advice with no obligation on you to proceed with a claim and completely free of charge.
- 100%Each call is dealt with discretely and in confidence
- 100%Your options are explained in plain English
- 100%Your case is professionally and thoroughly assessed
- 100%Helpful and courteous at all times
- 100%No pressure is ever put on you to proceed with a claim
What You Can Expect?
Our solicitor will ask you to explain the circumstances of your accident, if you have details of the negligent party or if their insurance company has already made an approach to you.
We will be able to explain your options, offer suggestions on the best ways to proceed and advise how long each one may take, plus the likelihood of your success.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask away – in fact, they are encouraged and it is a good idea to have a list of questions already composed before you call our free advice line.
Each case is handled individually and, if you choose to proceed with a claim for bicycle injury compensation, our solicitor will guide you through all the procedures that are involved.
Any expenses involved with pursuing your claim for bicycle injury compensation are normally included in the compensation award, so to find out more about what you may be entitled to in terms of bicycle injury compensation, call our advice line now on 1800 989 995 or fill in the form above on the left or right of this page and a solicitor will call you back at a convenient time.