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Cycle Accident Nicola

 

Cycle Accident Claims

The Facts

  • In 2014, 21,287 cyclists were injured in road accidents and of those, 3,514 were seriously injured.
  • As many as 2/3 took place at or near a round junction or roundabout. Whilst the majority of accidents occurred in urban areas, half of cyclist deaths occurred on rural roads.
  • 80% of cycling injuries are suffered by men
  • Almost ¼ of cyclists killed or injured are children
  • Around ¾ of cyclists killed have suffered a major head injury
  • In London around 20% of cyclist fatalities involve a HGV

As a cyclist you are a vulnerable road user THINK is a partnership with Transport for London to provide help and advice on cycle safety.

Cycle Training is also offered by Transport for London

 

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How we've helped others that were injured in Cycle accidents. 

We regularly act for cyclists who have been involved in serious cycle accident claims.

These involve brain injuries, limb injuries including amputation and fatalities. Very often the claims that we see involve a HGV and take place at a junction or a roundabout. We have campaigned for safer cycling and are all too aware from our client as to the catastrophic consequences.  Read Veronika Pete's story here

 

Watch Veronika Talk about her accident

 

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How we can help you

We will:

  • Ensure that you get interim payments wherever possible
  • Ensure that you get proper Rehabilitation
  • Get you private medical care and therapy
  • Ensure that your long term needs are met
  • Ensure that you have the country's leading experts and barristers dealing with your case.

 

What can I claim?

You can claim for the pain and suffering of the injury. However this is usually a modest part of the claim. In the more serious cases people who require care and therapy can of course recover funds to be able to pay for that. Generally a serious claim will involve the recovery of:

  • Damages for the injury itself
  • Loss of income
  • The cost of private care
  • Private therapy, surgery and other medical treatment
  • Other losses such as bike replacement, damaged items and increased travel costs.

 

Buddy Cycle Scheme

We are recognised as cycle injury experts and have strong connections in the cycling fraternity.  In particular we are working with Elite Cycling in relation to a buddy cycling scheme. The aim here is for those that are able Elite cycling will, as part of the rehabilitation pathway, partner up with those who have lost their confidence. This buddy cycling scheme is unique to Fieldfisher and Elite cycling. 


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How is my claim funded?

Please note that whilst as a cyclist you may be advised that you have legal expense insure to use another law firm you are in fact able to choose whichever law firm you wish and we will represent you on a no win, no fee arrangement, which is the standard arrangement in personal injury cases.

 

Some of our recent cases include:

 

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Types of bicycle accident claims

There are many different types of bicycle accidents which could give rise to a potential bicycle accident compensation claim including:

  • Bicycle accidents caused by other vehicles: you may be knocked off your bike due to the negligence of a car, motorbike, lorry or even another bicycle
  • Bicycle accidents caused by pedestrians: If you have been knocked off your bicycle due to the negligence of a pedestrian, you could be entitled to make a no win no fee bicycle accident compensation claim
  • Bicycle accidents caused by poor road conditions - This could include bicycle accidents caused by pot holes or other uneven road surfaces and bicycle accidents caused by ice in areas which should be gritted to minimise the risk of accidents.

The injuries to a cyclist can be devastating and, in some cases, life-altering. We have been involved in many substantial claims for cyclists who have suffered injuries including:

 

Maximum Compensation

We will ensure that you receive the maximum possible compensation to cover your treatment, rehabilitation, care and to compensate for your injuries and any income you have lost because of your accident.

We also act for the families of victims who have died as a result of a cycling accident. Whenever we can we will help to press for a police prosecution and will organise representation at an Inquest in a fatal injury case.

We make sure that all that can be done to assist the success of your claim is done. We understand first hand the difficulties that can be faced by a cyclist on the road. We are used to dealing with arguments over signalling and the wearing of helmets.

 

Talk to our Personal Injury Solicitors on freephone 0800 358 3848 or fill in our form to start your claim online.

 

Types of bicycle accident claims

There are many different types of bicycle accidents which could give rise to a potential bicycle accident compensation claim including:

  • Bicycle accidents caused by other vehicles: you may be knocked off your bike due to the negligence of a car, motorbike, lorry or even another bicycle

  • Bicycle accidents caused by pedestrians: If you have been knocked off your bicycle due to the negligence of a pedestrian, you could be entitled to make a no win no fee bicycle accident compensation claim

  • Bicycle accidents caused by poor road conditions - This could include bicycle accidents caused by pot holes or other uneven road surfaces and bicycle accidents caused by ice in areas which should be gritted to minimise the risk of accidents.

  • Bicycle accidents caused by faulty products - If you are injured following a bicycle accident which was caused by a fault with the bike itself, you could be entitled to compensation.

 

Watch Nichola's video - Real Clients with real stories

 

Bicycle Accident Specialists

Partners Jill Greenfield, Mark Bowman and Associate Jennifer Buchanan specialise in cycling claims.

If you would like further information or believe that you may have a legal claim relating to a cycling accident please contact:

 

Contact Us

  1. You can speak to any member of our cycle injury claims team on freephone 0800 358 3848

  2. e-Mail us at personalinjury@fieldfisher.com or,

  3. Complete our short enquiry form

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