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Cycling accident claims

A serious accident on the roads can change someone's life in an instant. We are expert in assessing each client's individual needs and work tirelessly to help them and their families rebuild their lives and prepare for the future. We also continuously campaign for safer roads for cyclists and all road users.

To speak with one of our cycling accident experts call 0800 358 3848 or complete our online enquiry form.

Business as usual during COVID-19

During this difficult time, we want to reassure our clients that we are open for business and working as normal. We are happy to respond immediately to new enquiries either to our enquiry line (0800 358 3848) or to an individual solicitor.

Our IT systems are robust enough for us to work from home and we are meeting current and new clients online and by telephone to deal with all enquiries. The courts, counsel and our experts are continuing to work on your behalf. We will contact all of our clients by phone to reassure you of our continuing support at this difficult time.

We realise that most of you will be in self-isolation and would like to express our best wishes for your ongoing safety and health.

Jill Greenfield, Head of Serious Injury

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The facts

  • In 2016, 18,477 cyclists were injured in reported road accidents, many more go unreported but involve people needing hospital treatment.
  • 3,499 of those were killed or seriously injured.
  • As many as two-thirds take place at or near a round junction or roundabout. Most accidents occur in urban areas, but half of cyclist deaths occur on rural roads.
  • 80% of cycling injuries are suffered by men.
  • Most cyclist casualties are adults, while around 10% are children 
  • Around ¾ of cyclists killed suffered a major head injury
  • In London around 20% of cyclist fatalities involve an HGV

How we help people injured in cycling accidents

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

These involve brain and limb injuries, including amputation and fatality Too often these claims involve an HGV and occur at a junction or on a roundabout. We campaign for safer cycling having witnessed first-hand the catastrophic consequences of serious cycling accidents.

Read client Sarah Heanaghan's remarkable story

We also represent pedestrians injured by cyclists

As the roads become increasingly congested, we continue to campaign for mandatory insurance for cyclists to protect them and anyone they injure. We supported Matt Briggs during the trail of cyclist Charlie Alliston convicted of causing the death of Kim Briggs. We helped Matt launch his ongoing campaign to have cycling laws brought into line with road traffic laws. We regularly comment in the press to lobby for improved safety for pedestrians and cyclists.

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Frequently asked cycling accident claims questions?

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.

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

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:
  • brain and head injury
  • spinal injury
  • serious orthopaedic injury including amputation
  • psychiatric injury

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For a free, no obligation call with one of our personal injury experts, please dial 0800 358 03848 or complete our online enquiry form.