Compensation awards for injured cyclists
- AuthorKate Sweeney
With so many cars, vans and lorries on the roads these days, cyclists are particularly vulnerable. Despite the provision of cycle lanes in most towns and cities all over the UK, there are still major incidents happening every week.
If you have been injured while on your bike, and it wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to compensation. Whether you are claiming against an individual motorist or perhaps his or her insurance provider, the first step of the process entails contacting legal experts.
Recently, a cyclist who had been crushed between two lorries received £280,000 in compensation after claiming through her lawyers. She had been left with serious injuries, so the financial award will at least go some way to helping her to cope with an uncertain future. And when a former champion cyclist suffered life changing injuries after being hit head on by a speeding car, he was awarded £13.75 million in compensation.
In the most serious accidents, cyclists can of course lose their lives. The repercussions for the family can be devastating, because they are then left to pick up the pieces. Coping with a sudden loss is difficult enough, but when that involves a bread-winner, financial help is even more vital.
At Stephensons our personal injury solicitors pride themselves in the way they approach compensation cases involving personal injury. If you feel you have a case, call our specialists today on 0845 245 6601 to discuss the details.
By personal injury solicitor, Kate Sweeney