Cycling is an important activity for many people, both as a hobby and a form of transport. Many parties have a duty of care protecting the safety of cyclists. When this duty is neglected, the results of a sustained injury can be devastating.
With cycle use on the increase, it’s not surprising that numbers of accidents and subsequent court cases have seen an increase. Sadly, about 150 cyclists are killed each year, whilst fifteen times this number are seriously injured. Cycling is an activity where the risk of serious personal injury is much higher than for other road users.
We operate on a strictly ‘no win, no fee’ basis, meaning our clients are able to keep the maximum entitlement awarded by the court. Our aim is to help our clients get the monies they deserve following injury, helping them to cover medical fees and possibly household bills during their recovery period.
If you have been involved in a bicycle accident that wasn’t your fault you may be entitled to make a claim. Even if you were injured by a vehicle that left the scene or is uninsured, or if you were injured because of an unidentified spillage, we will follow up your enquiry with the Motor Insurers’ Bureau.
If you hit a pothole or a defective road surface, we will pursue a case against the relevant Highways Authority on your behalf. If the local authority responsible knew of the defect and did not repair it, or was not carrying out regular inspections of the road, you could may have a valid case.
In addition to seeking damages for cycling injuries, we can also include your losses and expenses in your claim, for example:
- Cost of replacement/repairs to your bicycle;
- Cost of replacement cycle helmet;
- Cost of replacement/repair clothing and accessories;
- Loss of earnings;
- Travelling expenses which otherwise would not have been incurred;
- Physiotherapy or other rehabilitation treatment;
- Private medical treatment if that is your choice.
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Our thoroughly experienced lawyers will be available for information, advice and reassurance throughout the duration of your case. Here at Alkers we understand the importance of providing excellent customer service during what can be a traumatic time.
Contact the injury team here at Alkers Solicitors today.
If you’d like us to call you request a callback and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.
Cycle Aid recognise that cyclists do not have the same access to legal advice and assistance as, say a motorist who can contact his or her insurers or brokers for guidance.
Helping cyclists recover compensation across England and Wales, Cycle Aid operate a freephone helpline in an effort to change this.
The Cycle Aid freephone helpline is open 24 hours a day, and provides cyclists with free initial advice from a qualified solicitor or legal executive. Cycle Aid can answer your questions, discuss your potential claim, explain the process, and help you decide what to do in the days following your cycling accident.