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Making A Cycle Accident Compensation Claim

Unfortunately, accidents involving cyclists are a common occurrence on the roads up and down the country. Because of the nature of cycling, cyclists are more vulnerable than other road users, particularly on busy roads. Often drivers of other vehicles do not see cyclists either at all or in time to prevent an accident occurring. If you are injured in a cycling accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to make a claim for cycling accident compensation.

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After a cycling accident

After the accident, you should always make sure you do the following:

  • Exchange details with the other party
  • Report the accident to the police
  • Make sure you receive medical attention if you have suffered any injuries
  • If you are able to, take photos of the scene and try to get contact details for any witnesses
  • Obtain an estimate on the damage to your bike

Personal injury solicitors

If you’ve been involved in an accident on the road whilst on your bike, you should immediately contact personal injury solicitors with experience in this area of the law. The solicitors at First Personal Injury have helped victims of cycling accidents for many years. Throughout your case, our friendly team will advise you on all aspects of your claim. They’ll be able to answer questions about the likelihood of success in addition to queries about the levels of compensation available.

Establishing negligence

In order for your claim to be successful, your legal team must be able to prove:

  • That the other party was negligent
  • That the negligence caused you to suffer injury and loss

Levels of cycling accident compensation

There are two parts of personal injury compensation claims. You can claim compensation for injury (general damages) in addition to compensation for other losses associated with the accident (special damages).

General damages will compensate you for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity you have experienced as a result of your injuries. The amount you receive will depend on the severity of the injuries you have suffered. On the other hand, special damages include any financial losses you’ve had as a result of the accident. You could be able to claim for any loss of earnings, travel costs, medical costs and property damage.

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