Cycling Accident Compensation Solicitors Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee
Cycling accidents are all too common and can have a significant impact on those involved. If you have been injured in a cycling accident that wasn’t your fault, our specialist team can help you claim the compensation you deserve.
As vulnerable road users, cyclists involved in a road traffic accident can suffer life-altering injuries that have a significant effect on their lives and, often, the lives of their loved ones. Even where you have suffered a minor injury, the damage to your bike and equipment, or your recovery time may mean that you can’t work leaving you in financial difficulty. We have helped thousands of cyclists bring a personal injury claim and receive full compensation for all of the ways in which they have suffered loss as a result of a cycling accident. To discuss your specific circumstances with a member of our road traffic accidents team, call us today on 0800 988 8082 or complete our online enquiry form and one of our specialists will get back to you right away. We look forward to helping you recover.
Cyclists are particularly at risk of being injured in a road traffic accident. The Department of Transport reported that from June 2016 to June 2017, there were 18,870 casualties as a result of cycling accidents and 3,830 of these casualties suffered fatal or serious injuries.
According to ROSPA, the most common cycling accidents are as a result of a
- Motorist emerging into the path of a cyclist
- Motorist turning across the path of a cyclist
- Cyclist riding into the path of a motor vehicle, often riding off a pavement
- Cyclist turning right from a major road and from a minor road
- Child cyclist playing or riding too fast
The most common injuries sustained by cyclists are to their limbs, chest, abdomen and head.
Our team specialise in handling personal injury compensation claims for cyclists. As cyclists ourselves, we care about helping our clients get back on their bikes and on with life. Our key goal is to help our clients receive the compensation and assistance they are entitled to.
Because of our extensive experience in helping cyclists bring claims for compensation, we understand how and why cyclists are injured. We know the effect that cycling-related injuries, whether a fractured collarbone or a serious head injury can have on our clients' personal and work life. With this in mind, we help secure rehabilitation for our clients, and repairs for their bikes, at no extra cost. We have successfully helped thousands of injured cyclists through the claims process on a no-win, no-fee basis.
Our specialists know that sometimes what matters most is “how soon will I be able to ride again?” and we strive to help our clients get back to fitness and cycling as soon as possible.
What to do if you have been injured in a cycling accident?
There are a number of steps you can take to ensure that your claim has the best chance of success.
Recording and retaining evidence can help us build your case and support the monetary amount we will claim for on your behalf. Evidence such as the details of vehicles involved and witness details will help your case. Keep any photographs you have taken at the scene of the accident, including defects such as potholes and retain evidence like damaged items, receipts for repairs, treatment or travel expenses.
If you do not have any specific evidence in relation to your accident, please do still contact us. Whilst this could prove more challenging to obtain the compensation you are entitled to, we will be able to investigate the accident and try to ingather the appropriate information required.
What can I claim for?
We have helped cyclists who have been injured as a result of:
- Collisions with motor vehicles or pedestrians
- Defective road surfaces and diesel spills
- Poor road design and planning
- Defective equipment or components
We can help recover compensation for injuries, lost income, assistance, care and, of course, damaged equipment.
Can I claim for a damaged bike and equipment?
Many of our cyclist clients are very concerned about their damaged bike. We can help you recover the cost of a repair to a damaged bike or even a whole replacement bike, as well as any equipment that was damaged in the accident. Compensation can run into thousands of pounds. It includes anything damaged in the accident such as a helmet, shoes, glasses, clothing, bike, laptop, or phone.
It is helpful if you retain proof of the damage such as photographs of the bike and clothing itself. You should have the bike assessed by a bicycle mechanic or shop. You should also retain any receipts for replacement items, and those can be recovered too.
Loss of earnings and assistance
You may have needed time off work because of the accident or may even be unable to return to your job as a result of your injury. If you have lost out on wages or salary whilst you were absent, then you will be able to make a claim for the financial loss you have suffered.
If you required help from family or friends whilst you were recovering from the accident, then you may be able to claim compensation for help around the house, mobility, personal care and more. Only a team of specialist personal injury lawyers can ensure that you receive compensation for each and every way you and your loved ones have been affected by your accident. We are here to help you recover compensation from the party at fault.
Contact our cycling accident claims solicitors today
If you have suffered an accident as a cyclist that was at least partially the fault of someone else, contact our specialist road traffic solicitors today. The team is spread across our offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee, with our Dundee team covering Aberdeen and the North of Scotland, making it easy and convenient to consult one of our experts.
We will discuss your circumstances with you and explain clearly and concisely how best to proceed. We will also be upfront about how likely your claim is to succeed, how much you might be able to claim, any costs involved and also whether we can offer to work on a no-win, no-fee basis.