Along with pedestrians and motorcyclists, cyclists are known as vulnerable road users. Unfortunately, cycling accident claims are fairly common, particularly following incidents on busy city centre roads.
Sometimes cyclists suffer accidents because of other road users’ negligence. 2,000 cyclists are seriously injured every year and sadly, more than 100 cycling accidents are fatal.
If you have been knocked off your bike by another road user, you may be legally entitled to claim compensation.
Contact our bicycle accident solicitors on 0800 342 3206 or get in touch online to learn more.
Common cycling injuries
Unfortunately, often cycling injuries involve serious injuries such as head injuries or spinal injuries. However, other common cycling injuries include:
- Broken bones, such as a broken arm, collarbone or fractured pelvis
- Soft tissue injuries
- Psychological injury
Cycling accidents involving children
If your child has been involved in a cycling accident on the road, they may have been seriously injured. When valuing your claim, we will not only consider the severity of your child’s injury, but also any financial losses associated with their cycling accident.
If it can be proven that the accident was caused by the negligence of another road user, you may be able to make a successful cycling compensation claim on behalf of your child.
Over the last 25 years, our solicitors have helped many individuals and families following cycling accidents and we have an excellent track record in helping our clients receive the compensation they deserve.
In order for your claim to be successful, your legal team must be able to prove:
- That the other party was negligent
- That the negligence caused you or your loved one to suffer injury and loss
Levels of cycling accident compensation
There are two parts of any personal injury compensation claim: general damages and special damages.
General damages will compensate you for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity you have experienced as a result of your cycling injury. The amount you receive will depend on the severity of your injuries and your predicted recovery time.
Special damages, on the other hand, are intended to compensate you for any financial losses you’ve suffered because of the accident. This might include loss of earnings if you’ve had time off work, travel expenses, prescription costs or the cost of repairing or replacing your bicycle and other cycling equipment.
Making a Bicycle Accident Claim with Jefferies Solicitors
If you’ve been involved in a cycling accident, you should immediately contact personal injury solicitors with experience in this area of the law.
The solicitors at Jefferies have helped victims of cycling accidents for many years. Throughout your case, our friendly team will advise you on all aspects of your claim. We will be on hand to answer any queries you may have about your case. We will also be able to advise on the level of compensation you or your loved one might receive.
Our expert bicycle compensation solicitors are knowledgeable and approachable and will work hard to help you claim the injury compensation you deserve.
You needn’t worry about gathering lots of paperwork together before making your enquiry. Simply call us so that we can gather the initial details and we will take it from there.
You have three years from the date of your injury to make a claim. It is therefore essential that you begin your claim as soon as possible.
Call us today on 0800 342 3206 or get in touch online for a free, no-obligation assessment of your potential claim.