I’ve been knocked off my bike and injured; do I have the same rights to a solicitor as a car driver?
Yes. Just because you are a riding a bicycle doesn’t mean you have fewer rights than other road users. In fact quite the opposite is true. The Highway Code categorises cyclists as “vulnerable road users” and recent case law supports the need for car drivers to be especially vigilant around you.
How can a solicitor help?
We have an experienced road traffic accident team that specialises in dealing with bicycle claims. Many of our lawyers are cyclists themselves! Just as importantly, if you are seriously injured, we have a dedicated serious and catastrophic injury unit that can offer help and guidance to cyclists and their families.
What sort of benefits can I expect if I hire a solicitor?
A lawyer will advise you on your entitlement to a range of essential medical needs that may not be initially apparent, such as obtaining urgent rehabilitation therapy on a private basis. You may also need interim payments to cover immediate financial concerns, as well as future care packages if a long term recovery is envisaged.
When I’m fully recovered, can I have my bike back, or get a replacement?
Yes. As well as compensating you for your injuries, a personal injury damages award will attempt to put you back to the position you were in if the accident had never happened. This means that all out of pocket expenses caused as a result of the accident (such as the cost of repairs to or replacement of your bike) can be added to your overall claim. Our expert lawyers will guide you through what you can claim in addition to the damages for the injuries suffered.
I don’t have insurance. How can I afford a solicitor?
Don’t worry. We are happy to act on a no-win no-fee basis on every case we agree to take on. We will ensure there is no risk of funding legal costs out of your own pocket, and we will fund any expenses, such as medical reports and barristers’ fees, to ensure that you get the justice you deserve.
Just call 0800 085 3627 and tell us what has happened. We’ll guide you through the rest of the procedure with minimum fuss and stress.