Make a cycling accident claim with expert legal advice
Cyclists in the UK are unfortunately at risk of injury from a number of hazards with motorists and roads in poor condition presenting the largest threat of serious injury.
Our team of personal injury solicitors have won compensation for hundred of clients who have been in a cycling accident that wasn't their fault.
Complete the form or call us on 0330 056 2180 to see if you can make a claim.
What is a cycling accident claim?
If you’ve been involved in a cycling accident, then you could claim compensation. You can claim compensation for injuries that you sustained during the accident as long as it was not your fault.
For example, you may have been injured during a collision with a vehicle that was at fault. In this scenario, you would probably have a claim. However, you could also claim against a council or local authority if you fall off your bike after hitting a pothole, for example. Read about other common causes of cycling accidents for more information.
How common are accidents involving cyclists?
A 2020 government study showed that around 16,000 people were involved in cycling accidents that year. Unfortunately, 141 of these were cyclists were killed and 4,200 of them suffered serious injuries. These figures show just how common, and deadly, accidents involving cyclists are.
You can be confident that our cycling accidents solicitors are here to support your claims against those responsible. They will collect any relevant evidence to give your claim the best chance of success and keep you up to date with any developments.
Types of injuries from cycling accidents
There are a huge range of injuries that can occur as a result of a cycling accident. This could be anything from cuts and bruises to broken bones and psychological trauma.
As with most personal injury claims, it’s always helpful to get your injuries assessed by a medical professional. A thorough medical report is crucial in securing a successful claim.
How do I make a cycling accident claim with PM Law solicitors?
If you’ve been injured whilst cycling and it wasn’t your fault, then you should seek urgent legal advice. Our experienced cycling accident solicitors are here to provide clear and straightforward advice. Contact us today on 03300 562180 so we can discuss your claim.
Any information you can provide about the accident including times, dates and witnesses, for example, will help form a strong claim. However, don’t worry if you don’t have all of this information – we’ll carry out our own thorough investigations if we feel you have a claim.
Cycling Accident Claims FAQs
Didn’t find the answers you were looking for? Look at the FAQs below for more information on our cycling accident claims process.
There’s a three-year time limit from the date of the accident for you to make a claim. Although this is a large timeframe, we encourage you to get in touch with us as soon as possible.
This is mainly because the events will still be fresh in your memory and those of any witnesses. This will give you the best chance of building a reliable case.
Although the amount of compensation for each injury claim varies dramatically, we can tell you the amounts that are commonly awarded for different types of injury during your initial enquiry.
Once we have all the information we need relating to your injury, we’ll be able to give you a better idea of how much compensation you’ll be entitled to. Compensation is categorised as general damages and special damages.
- General damages cover the amount of compensation you’ll get for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity based on the extent of your injuries and recovery time.
- Special damages will compensate you for any losses you’ve incurred as a result of the accident, like private treatment costs and loss of earnings and property.
Unfortunately, there is no concrete answer to this question. Each personal injury claim is different and how long it takes will depend on the circumstances of the claim.
However, establishing liability for the claim can often be a long process. If the other party isn’t willing to accept responsibility for your injury, for example, then this can make the claim go on for longer.
With our 'No Deductions' service, we represent you at no cost to you. We work on a 'No Win No Fee' basis, but we don't deduct anything from your final settlement. It is common for law firms to deduct a 'success fee' of up to 25% of the final figure. However, because most of our clients come via referrals or search engines, our marketing costs remain very low. We're therefore able to keep our overall costs low and can claim our fees back from the defendant (the person or organisation reponsible for your injuries).
There may be a small insurance premium to pay for 'After the Event' insurance, which is only payable if you win your case. This protects you from having to pay any of the defendant's legal fees. If you already have Legal Expenses Insurance in place (for example, it may already be included with your Home Insurance) then you won't need to pay for this insurance.
Either way, insurance premiums will be your only costs, and you won't need to pay us anything for your legal representation.
Depending on the circumstances of your case, your claim could go to court. It is unlikely, however, as only around 5% of all personal injury claims go to court.
The outcome of your claim will depend heavily on the evidence you’re able to provide. The most important pieces of evidence you can provide should:
- Show evidence of your injuries
- Show evidence that someone else is responsible for said injuries
- Show evidence of the expenses you have incurred
We may ask for other forms of evidence, but these are often the most crucial. In short, keep a record of everything you think is relevant and get the details of any witnesses if there are any.