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If you have been injured in a cycling accident that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to compensation and support, speak to our specialist claims solicitors on 01616 966 229 or complete our online enquiry form and we will contact you directly. 

With rising fuel costs and increasing environmental concerns, cycling is becoming a more popular mode of transport. This does however mean the number of accidents involving cyclists is increasing. Another important factor is that the nation’s roads are falling into increasing levels of disrepair with potholes, which can be the cause of accidents.

Cyclists are vulnerable road users and have less protection on the road than motorists. When cyclists are involved in accidents that were caused by someone else, all too often we see significant injuries being sustained which requires the involvement of a specialist team to pursue the claim on your behalf to assist with organising rehabilitation and the recovery of financial losses you have suffered as a result of the accident. Members of our team are cyclists themselves, so have a breadth of knowledge and cycling experience to assist in the unfortunate event you are involved in an accident as a cyclist that wasn't your fault.

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What is a cycling accident compensation claim?

A cycling accident compensation claim refers to the legal process of seeking financial compensation for injuries sustained while riding a bicycle due to the negligence or fault of another individual or entity. It involves making a claim for damages related to the bicycle injury to the liable party.

Why choose our cycling accident claims solicitors?

When it comes to cycling accident compensation claims, you need a team of expert legal advisors who can navigate the complexities of the legal system on your behalf. At Stephensons we have the experience and knowledge to assess whether you have grounds for a compensation claim and to ensure that you claim the appropriate level of compensation for your injuries.

Our personal injury lawyers are dedicated to constantly evolving our services to meet the needs of our clients. We understand that life can throw unexpected challenges at you, but we are here to seek the right compensation for your specific circumstances.

It all starts with a simple conversation. Even if you're unsure whether you have grounds for a claim, give us a call on 0161 696 6235. Our team of experts will listen to your situation and provide you with honest and clear advice.

Rest assured, our team at Stephensons has been recognised for their expertise. We were awarded 'Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence Team of the Year' at the 2022 Manchester Legal Awards and commended in The Times Best Law Firms 2019. So, you can trust us to handle your cycling accident compensation claim with the utmost professionalism and skill.

How can our cycling accident compensation solicitors help?

Our expert solicitors will guide you through every stage of your accident to make sure you gain the compensation you deserve. Cycling accidents can be complicated and we aim to provide you with the quickest and most effective service whilst still achieving the maximum amount of compensation.

At Stephensons our solicitors are always happy to help and will make sure you are kept informed at all times. We understand that this can be a stressful process so we advise that you come to a solicitor you can trust to get the job done.

Can I make a cycling accident compensation claim?

Yes, you can make a cycling accident compensation claim if you have been injured in a cycling accident that was not your fault. It is recommended to seek legal advice from a personal injury lawyer to discuss your case and determine if you have a valid claim.

Do I need a solicitor after a cycling accident?

It is recommended to consult with a solicitor after a cycling accident to understand your legal rights and options, especially if you have sustained injuries or suffered damage. They can help you navigate the legal process and potentially pursue compensation for your losses.

How do I claim compensation for a cycling accident?

To claim compensation for a cycling accident, gather evidence such as photographs and witness statements, report the incident to the police, seek medical attention for your injuries, and contact a personal injury lawyer to help you navigate the legal process and negotiate a settlement with the responsible party or their insurance company.

How long do I have to start a cycling accident claim?

The time limit to start a cycling accident claim is generally three years from the date of the accident, but there can sometimes be exceptions. Speak to a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible after the injury so you don't miss any deadlines for a claim.

What evidence will I need to support my cycling accident claim?

To support a cycling accident claim, you will likely need evidence such as photographs of the accident scene, medical records, statements from witnesses, police reports, and any other relevant documentation that can demonstrate the nature and extent of your injuries and the liability of the other party involved.

How long do cycling claims take?

The duration of cycling claims can vary depending on various factors such as the complexity of the case, the cooperation of involved parties, and the legal process. In general, cycling claims may take several months to a couple of years to be resolved.

How much compensation for a bicycle accident?

The amount of compensation for a bicycle accident can vary greatly depending on factors such as the severity of injuries, lost wages, and other damages incurred. It is best to consult with a personal injury solicitor to determine an appropriate amount in your specific case.

Does a cyclist have to pay for damage to a car?

If a cyclist causes damage to a car due to their negligent or reckless actions, they may be held responsible and required to pay for the damages. However, liability for the damage will depend on the specific circumstances of the incident.

Can you claim if a cyclist hits you?

Yes, you can make a claim if a cyclist hits you in an incident that wasn't your fault. As a pedestrian or a driver, you have the right to seek compensation for any injuries, damages, or financial losses resulting from the accident. It is important to gather evidence, such as witness statements or photographs, and seek legal assistance to start the claim process. It will also be important to check whether the cyclist has any insurance to cover a claim.

Contact our cycling accident compensation claim solicitors

If you believe you may be entitled to compensation for your accident or injury, our experienced solicitors are here to help. Contact us today by calling 0161 696 6235 or filling out our convenient online enquiry form. We are dedicated to assisting and advocating for individuals who have suffered harm, and will work diligently to ensure you receive the justice you deserve.

Recent settlements

  • Our client was cycling when they were hit by an oncoming car and suffered multiple injuries. The defendant agreed to fund rehabilitation and our client made a 80-90% recovery within 12 months of the accident. The claim was settled in the sum of £145,000
  • Danielle Callaway settled a claim for a cyclist with a minor traumatic brain injury and significant psychological injuries for close to £600,000.
  • Our client was cycling on his road bike when he was hit by a car which failed to give way whilst turning into a side street. Our client was knocked from his bike, onto the bonnet of the car, and onto the road, causing him to suffer multiple fractures to his ribs and a closed clavicle fracture, as well as other soft tissue injuries. He required ten weeks off work due to his symptoms and physiotherapy treatment. The total settlement agreed was £14,000.

 

  • Cycling Accident Compensation Claims - Injury Rehabilitation

    Gary Smith was involved in a road traffic accident when he was riding his bicycle, here he shares his experience, explaining what happened, the injuries he sustained and how the personal injury solicitors at Stephensons were able to help with his rehabilitation and pursue a claim for compensation.

    "Stephensons were really easy to work with... broke it down into my language, if you like. You always think of the worst case scenario... they made it so understandable for me. 100% I’d recommend them." - Gary Smith

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