What you need to know about Bicycle Accident Claims
Road accidents are common but the risk of serious or life-changing injuries are far greater if you are a cyclist. In fact, statistics show that there are about 19,000 cyclist fatalities and injuries every year including 3000 killed or seriously injured. The compensation that a cyclist is owed can be down to a number of factors, including what part of the body has been injured and the severity of such injuries.
Most cycle accidents are caused by motorists failing to see the cyclist especially at a roundabout or a T junction. Around 75% of serious injuries are caused in urban areas by a junction and roundabouts are a particular hazard.
The common causes of bicycle accident claims include the following:
- Motorists pulling out of a side road
- Motorists switching lanes without seeing a cyclist
- Opening car doors in the path of a cyclists
- Merging into a lane without seeing a cyclist
- Motorists failing to stop at a junction
- Mounting the kerb in the way of a cyclist
- Children playing in the street on bikes
- Other cyclists
Children and young adults are commonly involved in cycle accidents as a result of doing stunts, going fast, losing control, inexperience or playing in the road. It’s reported that 34% of accidents are caused by not manoeuvring properly or cycling in a rush. There are also more cycle accidents that happen in the day time compared to at night. Many claims for cycle accidents happen in major cities such as Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds and Liverpool, however, they are particularly frequent in London due to major congestion on the roads.
How we can help you
We have created this website to provide victims of cycle accidents with guidance and resources to help them in the process of claiming the compensation they deserve. You will be able to learn about the common types of accidents and injuries that occur. We have also produced a bicycle accident compensation calculator to inform you about what payouts you could potentially receive.
As professional solicitors experienced in dealing with bicycle accident claims, we would be delighted to discuss your specific case with you in more detail. We are able to offer a No Win, No Fee policy to ensure that you only pay if you win your case.
Our cycle claims service is personal and thorough to make sure we deliver the requirements of each client. To learn more about cycle accident claims, such as how much compensation you may be due, click the links below.