Bicycle Accident Claims
While safety on the roads has improved considerably for cyclists in recent years, incidents can still take place that can lead to both minor and severe injuries. The personal injury solicitors at Percy Hughes & Roberts has a great deal of experience in claiming compensation on behalf of those injured.
If you have sustained an injury through no fault of your own as a cyclist, you may be entitled to make a claim. We can help you every step of the way throughout the legal process until a resolution is reached.
Our team covers cases across the North West, including Birkenhead, Wirral, Liverpool & Cheshire.
Contact us today by calling 0800 781 3894, or complete an online enquiry form and we will be in touch at a more suitable time.
About cycling accident claims
If you have suffered an injury while out on your bike, you could be eligible for compensation. Claiming compensation can help with the recovery, along with the cost of repairing or replacing your bike and any equipment such as your helmet or clothing.
There are two types of damages that combine to make up your final compensation award, which are referred to as “general damages” and “special damages”. General damages relate to your compensation for your pain, suffering and loss of amenity. This figure is reached through a combination of guidelines developed by experts and past case law.
Special damages look at all financial losses you may have suffered due to your injury. These can be incredibly wide ranging for cyclists, and can include:
- Damage to your bike
- Damage to your cycling accessories
- Medical costs
- Travel costs to and from medical appointments
- Loss of earnings
- Care and assistance required
Special damages can vary from claim to claim, and between the affected parties. We advise that you retain any receipts and other documentary evidence of purchases that have been made as a direct result of the accident, as this can help to ensure the costs are recovered.
Examples of cycling accidents
There are a number of hazards that could affect any cyclist, regardless of the experience they have - and many of these are caused by the negligent actions of others. These hazards can lead to a serious incident, which can result in an injury.
The most common cycling injuries include:
- Skin abrasions
- Soft tissue injuries
- Fractured collarbone
- Wrist injuries
- Fractures to the legs, ankles or feet
- Fractured pelvis or coccyx
- Anxiety and other associated psychological injuries
- Causes of cycling accidents
There is a number of potential causes of cycling incidents, including:
- Drivers turning into the path of a cyclist
- Drivers failing to see cyclists when changing lanes
- Drivers pulling out of a road into a cyclist
- Doors of a vehicle opening in the path of a cyclist
- Potholes and other road issues
- Careless, reckless or speeding drivers
Contact Percy Hughes & Roberts
To start your claim call us today on 0800 781 3894, or complete our online enquiry form for one of our team to give you a call back as soon as possible. We have an office in Birkenhead, Wirral, and we can help you if you live anywhere in the Liverpool, Merseyside or Cheshire areas.