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Cycling Accident Solicitors
Cyclists are among the most vulnerable of all road users. No matter how careful they are, regular cyclists are likely to be involved in a road traffic accident at some point, whether it is the fault of another driver, or due to poor road conditions.
Potholes have increasingly become a menace on our roads, with the recent spates of bad weather causing gaping holes in the road’s surface. Unfortunately, many local councils do not have enough funds to resurface the roads and make them safe again for road users. Potholes are a danger for all motorists, but again, cyclists are particularly susceptible. If you ride into a pothole on a bike, a serious accident could occur.
In many cases, cycling accidents take place because the driver of a vehicle pulled out at a junction without checking , didn’t leave enough room to safely overtake the bike, or simply did not see the cyclist on the road. As a result, the cyclist can sustain injuries ranging from cuts and bruises to broken bones and in some cases, even severe head injuries and loss of life.
If you have been injured in a cycling accident that was not your fault, regardless of whether it was caused by the negligence of another motorist, or by a hole in the road, you could be eligible to claim compensation.
As the injured party, you have every right to be compensated for all losses incurred as a result of the bicycle accident, including:
- personal injuries
- damage to the bicycle
- damage to personal belongings
- loss of earnings
- other expenses
What’s more, if any of these losses are likely to continue into the future, they will be taken into consideration as part of your compensation claim.
Our Cycling Accident Solicitors are specialists in dealing with all types of Road Traffic Accident (RTA) claims.
We provide free initial legal advice for all cyclists who are involved in road traffic accidents. Our Personal Injury Solicitors offer a No Win No Fee policy which means that you will pay nothing if your case is unsuccessful. If you are awarded damages, we claim our costs from the driver or council at fault for the accident, although there will be a small percentage deduction from your compensation for our success fee. This will be discussed and agreed with you at the commencement of your case.
For a free consultation or for more details about the claims process, please call us on freephone 0800 0845 846. You can also request a call back by sending us your details.