Bicycles are becoming an increasingly popular method of transport. It’s cheap, easy, greener, and importantly healthier. It’s good to see that many cities now have dedicated cycle lanes to encourage their use, and help cyclists to stay safer when out and about.
Unfortunately, despite cyclist’s best efforts to stay seen with high visibility clothing, cycle reflectors, and using cycle lanes, accidents still happen. We deal with a lot of bicycle accident compensation claims here at The Injury Lawyers, so we know exactly what we are doing, and we know how to obtain you the maximum amount of compensation possible.
Making a Claim
To make a claim, another driver has to be at fault for the accident. Common ones are:
- Drivers pulling out of side roads and failing to notice cyclists crossing the path of the junction
- Drivers pulling away from a parked position and failing to notice cyclists riding along the road is also very common
- We have had the odd few cases of people opening car doors in to the path of cyclists too
All of the above are instances of drivers not checking their mirrors and blind spots carefully enough! Just as common are drivers turning across roads and in to side roads, hitting cyclists head on.
Sadly, with many cyclists’ accidents, injuries are serious. Without the added protection that a car or other motor vehicle offers, you are subject to significant impact injuries all over the body, with broken bones and significant tissue damage common in many claims.
That’s why it is so important to make sure you get a fully qualified expert personal injury lawyer to represent you for your claim. You need a lawyer who knows their stuff and is able to use their wealth of specialist expertise to get you the maximum compensation you can possibly get.
Getting Financial Help
As well as claiming compensation for your injuries, you can also claim for any financial losses and for any help you have needed whilst you have been partially or fully immobile. Any lost earnings from time off work can normally be easily recovered from the other side, as well as the cost of any medication or travel expenses too. If you have needed help from family or friends, you can claim back a fee for their help as well- even if you weren’t actually paying them.
If you need help fast, we can apply for a part payment of your losses before the case has settled. In many straightforward cases, if we can show the other side that the money is needed, getting a partial amount early is easily obtainable.
Treatment is a key thing to get. You are probably in need of some if you are suffering from some pretty nasty injuries. Most breaks and muscular or ligament and tendon injures require rehabilitation to recover as quickly as possible. This can be arranged privately with us, and we can sort out a funding agreement that means the costs of the medical fees can be recovered from the other side once the claim settles.
Access to private treatment is defiantly a good option! We want to help you get back on the road to recovery as quickly as possible.
Call us on 0800 634 7575 to get your claim started today, or if you prefer why not arrange a callback from one of our team, for instant FREE advice on whether you have a claim to make! Just fill out the quick form below and we’ll call you when you have time to speak.
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