Cycling Accident Claims
Our specialist cycling accident solicitors have recovered millions of pounds in compensation for injured cyclists that wish to make a cycling accident claim. Contact our Now Win, No Fee solicitors now for a free consultation.
If you have been injured in a cycling accident that was not your fault, you may be able to make a claim.
We can provide immediate free legal advice and rehabilitation support. We have links with local and national physiotherapists and chiropractors to get you back on your bike as quickly as possible. We can arrange free treatment for you and speed up your recovery.
The Head of the Personal Injury Department, David McWilliam, is a keen cyclist and has participated in many Sportives and has cycled from Rome in Italy back to Bournemouth. He and his team of cycling accident solicitors have significant experience in dealing with cycle accident claims.
We also have links with one of the UK’s leading specialist bike shops and can arrange repairs or a replacement bike as quickly as possible. We will help you recover the maximum compensation for your injuries and financial losses and get you back on the road as quickly as possible.
We have solicitors on the Law Society’s Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme, Members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and the Motor Accidents Solicitors Society (MASS).
Why should I use Ellis Jones and not my insurers’ solicitors or those appointed through my British Cycling Membership to deal with my cycling accident claim?
- We will deal with your claim with no cost to you.
- We will make sure you get the rehabilitation you require before we look at settling your claim.
- We will meet with you and talk you through the claims process.
- We will make sure that you get the full amount of compensation that you are entitled to.
- A solicitor appointed by your insurers will rush your claim through so that they get paid. This may result in under settling your claim. We will deal with your claim so that you receive the maximum compensation.
- We will arrange for your damaged bicycle to be repaired or replaced as quickly as possible.
- Through rehabilitation, we will get you back on your bike as quickly as possible.
If you would like some free, no obligation advice, please contact one of our cycling accident solicitors below.
What is a cycling accident?
Cycling accidents cause injury to the rider and damage to the bike, with cycling traffic on the roads increasing year on year in the UK so does the level of cycling accidents, these are accidents which can involve motor vehicles, other cyclists, pedestrians or uneven road surfaces.
If you are injured in a cycling accident it can be a life-changing experience, but if it wasn’t your fault you will be able to claim for the compensation to which you are entitled.
Here are just some of the steps you can take after an accident which may help when making a claim:
1. Get out of danger.
If it is safe for you to move, try to make sure you and your bike are clear of the road/any further danger.
2. Gather Evidence.
Take down details of the other vehicle and rider involved plus any witness details. Try to take photographs of the accident scene and the positioning of the vehicle in the road and locate any cctv (this my be obtainable from the council). If you are wearing a cycle camera on your helmet at the time of the accident the footage will be admissible in court.
3. Keep damaged property.
You can claim the cost of replacing/repairing the damaged items, holding on to the items can help to evidence the value and level of damage.
4. Seek medical assistance.
It is always advisable to get checked over by a medical professional if you are involved in an accident, even if your injuries appear to be minor. The quicker you get checked over the faster any injuries can be treated. This can lead to a shorter recovery period meaning you will be able to get back on your bike sooner rather than later!
5. Keep a list of expenses.
You may be able to claim back expenses such as travel to and from medical appointments, physiotherapy sessions and time off work.
6. Get advice before accepting an early settlement offer.
You may receive an early settlement offer from the other party’s insurers before you realise the full extent of your injuries. It is always recommended that you seek independent legal advice before accepting a settlement offer.
How to report a cycling accident?
If you are involved in a cycling accident causing damage or injury to a person, motor vehicle, property or an animal it is always advisable stop and provide the other party with your name and address and likewise obtain the other parties details, if a motor vehicle is involved, try to get the vehicle registration and the insurers details.
These details will be necessary later down the line should you need to make a claim, we can use the other parties vehicle registration to get in touch with their insurers. You may not be aware at the time of the accident of the full extent of your injuries so it is important to obtain as much information as you can at the time in case you need it further down the line.
If for any reason you do not exchange details you should always report the accident to the police within 24 hours and obtain a reference number. If you don’t exchange details at the scene, or report the incident to the police, it could result in one of two offences; failure to stop and failure to report an accident.