What makes us well placed to manage cycling claims is that we are cyclists ourselves. Many of our staff are keen cyclists ranging from those who previously competed at a high level, to weekend warriors, leisure cyclists, and commuters, whether on-road cycling, mountain biking, or any other type of bike. So, not only do we understand the law and we understand your passion.
What are the dangers cyclists face on British roads?
More than 100 cyclists are killed and 3,000 seriously injured on British roads each year, according to government statistics. HGV and buses are a particular hazard in city centres, while in the country, inconsiderate, high-speed motorists can quickly end the life of a cycling enthusiast.
‘Car-dooring’, occurs when a motorist in a parked vehicle opens their door in the path of an oncoming cyclist, and can cause serious injuries – this has caused the death of two cyclists in the last seven years.
Claiming compensation for a cycling accident
To claim compensation for a cycling accident, you need to prove the defendant, who could be a person or organisation:
- owed you a duty of care
- breached that duty
- their breach caused you damage
Our Grade A solicitors, some of which have over 25 years’ experience in personal injury law, have the knowledge and experience required to ensure your claim goes through smoothly and you receive the rehabilitation you need to make the best recovery possible.
If you make a living by cycling, for example, you are an inner-city courier, our team can ensure you have access to in-house accountants to help you assess the level of compensation you require. We also have 12 interpreters and access to many more, as we are committed to ensuring having English as a second language should not affect our client’s ability to access justice.
If you have been injured in a cycling accident, our solicitors can visit you in your home or hospital if you are unable to come to our office. Not only do we have access to medical experts who can provide evidence on how your quality of life has been affected by your accident, but our solicitors can also arrange accident reconstruction reports in serious incidents, where liability is disputed, to ensure you stand the best chance of success.