If you have been involved in a bicycle accident, such as an accident with a car or van, and have been injured as a result, then you may be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries, treatment and out-of-pocket expenses.
All vehicle drivers have a duty to drive to a reasonable standard that does not cause you injury or harm. Similarly, local authorities have a duty to maintain the highways to a standard that they are safe for cyclists to use. Put simply, if you suffer a bicycle accident and it was caused by a negligent driver or due to a serious defect on the highway, then you could be able to claim.
A typical bicycle accident could include things like:
- Being knocked off your bicycle by a can, van, lorry or bus
- Being forced off your bicycle by the negligent act of the driver of a vehicle
- Being thrown off your bicycle by hitting a severe pothole
What Can I Claim For?
When you are injured following a bicycle accident, it can have a number of financial consequences. That’s why at LawClaim.net, we focus on more than just the injury compensation.
Other expenses to consider that should be a part of your bicycle accident claim include:
- Loss of Earnings
- Bicycle Repair or Replacement
- The Cost of Replacing Damage Clothing, Possessions and Your Helmet
- Travel to and from medical appointments due to your accident
- Gratuitous Care (we can claim an hourly rate for all the time you have needed assistance with things that you would have normally done for yourself, but for your injuries)
- Medication and Treatment
How Does It All Work?
Making a claim for a bicycle accident couldn’t be simpler. It all starts with an informal chat to discuss your circumstances. We’ll talk about your prospects of success and what exactly we can do to help make life easier for you in the meantime.
Once we have taken on your case, we’ll submit your claim to your opponent, who will usually pass this on to their insurers to deal with. From that point on, we will negotiate directly with their insurers to settle the claim fairly and obtain any treatment that you need to assist your recovery.
If they do not accept responsibility for your accident, we can take your case to court, but don’t worry, as only a very small percentage of cases are actually settled in court. Most are dealt with directly with the other side by way of negotiation.
The LawClaim Difference
Any personal injury lawyer can take on a case for a bicycle accident, but it takes experience and skill to get the best settlement.
The key difference that you’ll get when claiming for a bicycle accident through LawClaim is the way in which your claim will be handled. Unfortunately most large firms have to use junior lawyers or case handlers who are not even qualified solicitors to handle your case, with as little time spent on your case as possible, in order to make it profitable for them.
But because our clients come to us directly and we do not have the same overheads, we can afford to spend as much time and put in as much work as is required to get the best outcome possible for you.
It’s not surprising that so many of our clients started their cases elsewhere, but transferred to us when the realised that they needed more time and effort to get the right result for them.
So what does this mean to you? By choosing LawClaim, depending on your circumstances, you could get:
- A higher settlement for your injury claim
- Private medical treatment
- An interim payment to keep you afloat whilst your claim is being dealt with
- Reimbursement of your travel costs, medication costs and other out-of-pocket expenses
Start Your Claim Now
We’re here to help. Get in touch today for an informal no-obligation chat about your circumstances and we’ll happily talk through your options. We’ll address any questions or concerns that you may have and help you to understand the legal process in clear, jargon-free language.
If you’re ready to discuss your bicycle accident claim with us, click the button below and let’s get started!