Cycling accident compensation claims specialist solicitors
Can I make a compensation claim for a cycling accident?
If you have been injured as the result of someone else’s bad driving, Birchall Blackburn Law will start your compensation claim so call us without delay for free advice from a specialist solicitor.
A cycling road traffic accident can be extremely serious. There is a high risk of head trauma, multiple fractures and other life-threatening injuries that can affect your future circumstances greatly. Many cyclists believe that they have fewer rights than other road users when it comes to accidents and claims when in reality, that’s far from the truth.
In the UK, the popularity of cycling increases every year; whether it be for competitive cycling, leisure activities or for commuting. Although the use of bikes is on the rise, over half of us still don’t feel safe cycling on our roads, as many account for 20% of serious road traffic accidents in the UK.
The Highway Code actually categorises cyclists as “vulnerable road users”, with recent case law drawing specific attention to the welfare of cyclists and the conduct of car drivers when they are around you to prevent road traffic accidents.
If you are an injured cyclist in a road traffic accident, it’s important that you access specialist support from an experienced and approachable legal professional who has helped other cyclists in a similar position as you, straight away.
Here at Birchall Blackburn Law, we are proud of the bespoke services that we can offer victims of serious cycling accidents through our resourceful Serious & Catastrophic Injury Department. Our team approach your case with the utmost sensitivity and knowledge to ensure you receive the care you deserve.
What happens if I cannot work and need rehabilitation?
If your accident requires medical attention and rehabilitation, one of our legal specialists will advise you on your entitlement to a range of medical options, such as obtaining urgent rehabilitation therapy on a private basis. If you are unable to work, you will be advised on interim payments to cover any immediate financial concerns, as well as any future care packages if your recovery is likely to be long-term.
In addition to offering clear legal guidance and ensuring a full and comprehensive compensation service is in place, we will see to it that you have your bike, or a replacement, available to you once you are ready. Thanks to a personal injury damages award, we will attempt to add all of the out-of-pocket expenses that have occurred as a result of the accident – like bike repairs or replacements – to your overall claim.
I’m a cyclist that has been injured in a road traffic accident – what happens next?
Not only do our legal specialists have extensive experience of catastrophic and serious injury claims, but we genuinely care about the welfare of our clients. The aftermath of a road traffic accident is usually unchartered territory for the victim and here at Birchall Blackburn Law, we can guide you through from start to finish.
Our friendly and dedicated legal professionals will take you through the various stages of your cyclist accident claim, step by step, working to ensure your circumstance is communicated clearly so that you receive the compensation you are entitled to.
When you are a cyclist that has been involved in a road traffic accident, we will endeavour to:
– Arrange home visits to discuss the circumstances of your accident as well as talking you through any documentation you need to sign
– Deal with bike repair and cycle gear replacement
– Arrange swift private rehabilitation, with costs claimed back as part of your damages settlement
– Organise interim payments to cover lost wages if you’re off work due to your accident
– Carry out a full assessment of your immediate needs
– Make swift contact with other driver’s insurers – within hours of speaking to you – to notify them of your potential claim