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Cycling Accident Claims Solicitors – Free Claim Assessment

If you have injuries as a result of a cycling accident, or a motorbike injury, you may be wondering if you can make a claim.

Suffering an injury as the result of someone else’s negligence can be a traumatic event. Secure compensation whether you have been injured as a result of other road users in a Road Traffic collision, defects in the road surface, flawed equipment or many other circumstances.

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Bike Injury Solicitors – Nationwide Coverage

Bicycle and motorbike accidents can have a higher chance of severe injuries. This is because they typically occur on busy roads with fast-moving traffic.

As a result of the severe injuries that can occur, it is completely legitimate for those injured to claim cycling accident compensation from those whose negligence caused the injuries.

Rotheras claims process is No Win No Fee. Before starting, we provide a free claim evaluation to advise you on whether you have a claim to pursue, with no further obligation.

 

No Win No Fee Claims

Seeking out compensation for your injuries can be daunting. We have experience pursuing successful claims for individuals involved in cycling and motorbike accidents.

These may have happened as a result of careless drivers, hit & run incidents or accidents that occur due to damaged roads as well as diesel spills.

Compensation can be sought for your injuries, equipment, loss of earnings, loss of time and rehabilitation costs. All to help you get back on the roads as quickly as possible.

No Win, No Fee Claims are also possible for cycling accident claims and motorbike injuries. This means that should your claim fail, you will not have to pay us any legal fees if you’ve followed our advice.

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Interim Payments Can Be Obtained

Because of the severity of injuries that can occur in road traffic accidents involving bicycles and motorbikes, you may require financial support before your compensation is awarded.

For instance, you may find yourself out of work due to broken bones, or you may need to seek additional help or treatment which incur expenses.

Our solicitors can help you obtain interim payments to help cover these costs and more before you receive your final award.

 

Cycling Injury Claims

It is important to seek legal advice if you are looking to make a bicycle accident claim. A solicitor will be able to help you identify who is at fault and build a case to make a compensation claim.

Previously, we have successfully pursued claims for:

  • Broken Bones and Fractures
  • Brain & Head Injuries
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Life-changing Injuries
  • Injuries resulting in permanent disability
  • Cycling Fatalities for bereaved families

Claims are typically paid by the insurance company of the other party involved, be that the motorist or the authority responsible for the road surface.

 

Motorbike Accident Claims

Motorcyclists have one of the highest chances to be severely injured due to a road traffic accident. The most likely place for an accident to occur on a motorbike is at a T-junction. Often caused by a driver failing to stop or give way to a motorcyclist.

Injuries can also occur due to poor road conditions, drivers misjudging the speed of a motorbike, or even ‘dooring’ – when a driver or passenger opens the door of a stationary vehicle.

Unfortunately, despite only making up around 3% of all road vehicles, they account for over 20% of all injuries and fatalities seen in the UK.

If you, or a loved one, has been involved in a motorbike accident, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries.

Contact our team of personal injury experts today for a free claim assessment to find out if you are eligible.

 

Biking Accident Claim Time Limits

As with most personal injury cases, time limits apply for cycling and motorbike accident claims. Claims need to be made within three years of the date that the accident occurred.

Exceptions do apply. For instance, if the injured party is under 18, they, or their parents or guardians, have until their 18th birthday to make a claim. Similarly, if the accident resulted in mental disability, the time limit does not apply until, or if, the injured has recovered from their disability.

 

Making a Cycling Accident Claim: What to do next

Important, but not necessary, to make a cycling accident claim is to collect evidence to support your compensation claim.

If you have been injured while riding your bike, here is our advice on what to do next:

  • Get in touch with us for a free, no-obligation, claim assessment. We would always advise making a claim as soon as possible after your accident. This makes it easier to collate information and evidence to support your claim.
  • Gather your evidence of the incident. Have you got any pictures that were taken at the time of the accident? Pictures of your equipment, damage to the bike and damage to any other vehicles involved. Or, if the accident happened as a result of the road conditions, pictures showing the damage that caused the incident e.g. a pothole.
  • Collate images of your injuries. If possible, and only when safe, pictures of your injuries as soon after they occurred. Ongoing pictures that you have taken since the accident are also useful.
  • Request copies of the police report, ambulance report and any medical reports. These will be integral to supporting your claim for compensation.
  • Did anyone witness the accident? Did you manage to get their contact details? If the accident occurred because of another road user, take the driver details as well as their motor insurance information and vehicle registration number. It is also worth sending us details of any notable shops or businesses nearby whose CCTV cameras may have captured the incident.

Please do not worry if you have not got all of the above.

Bringing a claim for compensation can feel overwhelming and stressful, particularly at a difficult time. At the moment the accident occurred you may not have had the time or mindset to gather evidence due to more pressing matters.

Our team understand this and are here to guide and support you to get the compensation you are entitled to. We will work with you to gather the evidence to bring a claim for compensation.

Not only are we committed to getting justice and compensation for those who have been injured through no fault of their own, but we help you get access to other things that you might need to aid your recovery. For example, this can be medical care and ongoing support from rehabilitation services.

 

Why use Rotheras Personal Injury Solicitors for a Cycling Injury claim?

Rotheras Solicitors is a law firm that cares about the individual. Your case is unique to you. Therefore, the circumstances, injuries and the way it affects your life are all unique. We take notice of that and, as a result, it is why it matters to us that your case will be handled by a dedicated member of our team.

Because of this, we will handle your case to suit your needs.

  • There is no need for you to meet us at our offices, your qualified case handler is happy to meet you at your home or even at the hospital.
  • Possible interim payments can be arranged before settling your compensation claim. Consequently, this can help ensure immediate care, or rehabilitation needs are met.
  • You will get support from start to finish. You will be kept updated on the progress at all stages. Because of this, you know exactly what is happening with your case.
  • Help is given so you access any additional services you might require. From ongoing medical care to rehabilitation treatment, for instance.
  • Assistance can be made in making a claim for a child or a relative of yours that has passed away as a result of an injury.

 

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FAQs

What can I claim for after a cycling or motorbike accident?

Most commonly we help individuals claim for their injuries, repairs and replacements of bikes, equipment, and clothing.

If you have had to take time off work and have suffered a loss of earnings, or your accident has impacted your finances for other reasons, we can also claim damages to recover this money.

We review every case individually and look at the impact of your injuries and how this will affect you for the rest of your life. We consider your care and rehabilitation costs and any other areas of your life that have been impacted as a result.

What if I may have been partially at fault of the accident?

Even if you believe you were partly at fault, you can still make a successful claim.

Liability is not black and white and we have successfully secured compensation for injuries that occurred where the individual has admitted partial liability.

Contact us and we can discuss your concerns for free and advise you on whether you have a claim to pursue even if you are partially at fault

What if I was not wearing a helmet, do I still have a claim?

It is not compulsory under UK law for cyclists to wear a helmet it is however recommended under rule 59 of the highway code:

“wear a cycle helmet which conforms to current regulations, is the correct size and securely fastened”

You can be found liable for your injuries even if the third party was to blame, section 38 of the Road Traffic Act says:

“A failure on the part of a person to observe a provision of the Highway Code shall not of itself render that person liable to criminal proceedings of any kind but any such failure may… be relied upon by any party to the proceedings as tending to establish or negative any liability which is in question in those proceedings.”

However, it is possible to receive compensation if you were injured while riding your bike and someone else was to blame and we can help you pursue your cycling claim.

Even with a third party defence of ‘contributory negligence’, you can still be awarded compensation although this may be reduced as a result of not wearing a helmet. In our experience, it is always still worth pursuing the claim.

How much compensation am I likely to receive for my injuries?

This is very much dependent on the injuries and the circumstances. Due to the nature of many cycling incidents resulting in fractures and serious injuries due to the sheer nature of the rider being more exposed on the roads.

We have typically seen our cases settle in the range of tens of thousands and with very serious cases we have secured cases for hundreds of thousands.

Take a look at some of our recently settled cycling cases to get a feel for the injuries and compensation amounts received.

How much will a bike accident injury claim cost me to make?

Nothing – we operate on a No Win No Fee basis.

This means we assess your case and the evidence to ensure there is a substantial claim to pursue, even if we pursue your claim and it is unsuccessful we will not charge you anything.

You can rest assured you will not be landed with a legal bill if you do not receive compensation. You are never under obligation to pursue your claim with us even after we have assessed your evidence for the claim.

How long do bike injury claims typically take to pay-out?

This depends on the nature of your injuries, the complexity of the case and the evidence available.

On average, most accidents causing injuries of mid-level severity such as a fracture often take months to conclude. However, incidents that cause serious life-changing injuries can take longer to pursue.

This is why it’s important to contact us as soon as possible in many cases. It allows us to secure interim payments that can help fund your rehabilitation process while we continue to work on your case and secure the full payment that you deserve.

My cycling injury claim is with another solicitor, but I am not happy, can you take over the claim?

Yes, and we have taken over many ongoing cases that have led to the compensation being received a lot faster than if they had stayed with their former solicitor.

If you are not happy with your solicitor in any way then please contact us, this is an incredibly sensitive process and we will guide you and support you every step of the way.

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Greg Almond

Greg Almond

g.almond@rotheras.co.uk

Greg qualified as a solicitor in 2006 and has specialised in Personal Injury for more than 14 years. He acts for clients who have suffered life changing injuries. Greg also specialises in cosmetic and clinical negligence claims.

Paul Smith

Paul Smith

p.smith@rotheras.co.uk

Paul Smith is a Personal Injury Solicitor at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras Solicitors; he has 19 years’ experience working as a Personal Injury solicitor, covering a broad range of injury cases.

Rebecca Howard

Rebecca Howard

r.howard@rotheras.co.uk

Rebecca is a Litigation Executive in the Personal Injury department at Rotheras and is based at our Lace Market Office

Eva Best

e.best@rotheras.co.uk

Eva Best is a Paralegal in Rotheras’ Personal Injury department and is based at our Lace Market office in the heart of Nottingham City Centre.

Hannah Manewell

Hannah Manewell

h.manewell@rotheras.co.uk

Hannah Manewell is a Personal Injury Solicitor at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras Solicitors and has spent the entirety of her 13 year career working in Personal Injury, covering a broad range of injury cases.

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