Bicycle Accident claims

Bicycle Accidents 

Have you been injured in a bicycle accident? Get the compensation you deserve.

About Bicycle Accident Claims

Our experienced road traffic accident solicitors will help you with any bicycle accident claims you may have to make. In 2019 there have been 100 cycling accident fatalities, with 16,884 casualties which include fatalities, serious injuries and overall accidents. Here at Solicitors On Your Side, we understand that experiencing a cycling accident can be an extremely traumatising experience, and it can even put you off doing something you love. That is why, here at Solicitors On Your Side, we will do everything we can to give you the correct compensation for such a traumatic experience.

What are the most common causes of cycling accidents?

As cyclists tend to be more vulnerable on the roads; the causes of cycling accidents can be never-ending. The most popular causes of accidents include, but are not limited to:

  • Road traffic accidents.
  • Car door accidents.
  • Potholes.
  • Careless and dangerous driving.

Why are Cyclists more vulnerable than other road users?

Cyclists are more vulnerable on the roads than other car users, meaning that they are more likely to be involved in a collision. There is a range of things that make a bike user more vulnerable on the road, these include, but are not limited to:

  • Bicycles are smaller and harder to see. Especially at night or in dangerous weather conditions, this means that drivers must always be careful when using the roads, to look out for cyclists.
  • Cyclists are more affected by weather conditions. Bad weather, such as rain makes the surfaces more slippery for cyclists, meaning they may swerve onto the road to miss dangerous patches. The wind is more likely to have an impact on cyclists too, meaning that if a big gust of wind hits a cyclist, they are more likely to be affected by it, and therefore more likely to swerve out onto the road.
  • Cyclists are more likely to be affected by road conditions, things such as potholes and bumps on the road. Meaning that they are more likely to swerve onto the road to avoid them.

Car users must treat cyclists as any other road user, providing them with a reasonable amount of space when driving behind and overtaking, as they may need to use the full area of the road.

What can I claim for?

If you are a cyclist and have been hurt after being in an accident with a motor vehicle, we highly advise that you contact one of our experienced solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side, so that you can get the highest possible compensation for the trauma that you have faced. There is a range of things that you can claim for including, but not limited to:

  • Injuries and serious injuries, including broken limbs, head injuries or spine injuries.
  • Damages to your property, including damages to your bike, satnav or other equipment you may have been using.
  • Mental damage, like any trauma you may have faced in consequence of the accident occurring.

What Should I do if I have been injured in a motoring accident?

If you have been injured in a motoring accident, we highly recommend you contact one of our experienced Solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side now. We will ensure to gather the correct evidence so that you can get the highest possible compensation for your case. There is a range of things that you need to provide to ensure that your case is successful. There is a range of evidence you can provide, and the more you provide, the more likely you are to have a successful claim.

Evidence to include:

  • Photographs of your injuries, your vehicle and the scene of the accident.
  • Video footage, dash-cam or CCTV footage.
  • Witnesses – keep their details.
  • Police reports.
  • Medical reports.
  • Diary Events – Keep a log.
  • Receipts for any expenditure afterwards.

We advise that you don’t have to provide all of these for a successful case, but the more evidence you provide the better.

How can we help?

Our experience in road traffic accidents will help you make a successful claim after being injured in a road traffic accident. We will treat your case in the most professional way ensuring that you feel comfortable conveying your story in the best way. We will help gather any necessary information to help back up your case and increase the chances of getting correct compensation. We will ensure that your process is run smoothly in the most stress-free and easy way, enabling you to get back to your daily life in no time.

Contact our Solicitors now!

Contact us now. Solicitors on Your Side can offer you free advice and consultations. Our solicitors can help you on a “no win-no fee” basis.

Contact us today by phoning 0330 912 2124, emailing [email protected], or by using our website by filling out an online form.

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Our 4 steps to success

1

Make an initial enquiry

Give us a call or request a call back. We'll listen to your case and provide no-obligation advice.

2

Your case is accepted

Should we advise your case is worth pursuing, and you choose our services, we will begin case preparation.

3

We'll work on your case

With your co-operation, we'll work on your case through to completion. You may be required to provide extra evidence.

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Successful Outcome

As your Solicitors, we can ensure that your case has the best possible outcome given the circumstances around it.