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Cycling Accident Claims

Cycling Accident Claims

 

Duncan Lewis Solicitors for Cycling Accident Claims

 

No Win No Fee Cycling Accident Claims

 

Duncan Lewis can advise cyclists injured in cycling accidents on making a no win no fee claim for cycling accident compensation.

 

Low value claims for road traffic accidents (RTA) are now processed via the RTA Claims Portal set up by the Ministry for Justice to fast-track personal injury RTA claims worth between £1,000 and £10,000.

 

Higher value cycling accident claims – when a cyclist may have suffered catastrophic or life changing injuries – can be complex and Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors offer free initial legal advice to claimants or their families about how to make a no win no fee claim for catastrophic injury in a cycling accident.

 

What sort of Cycling Accident Injuries can I claim for?

 

Injuries sustained in cycling accidents can be traumatic and require specialist rehabilitation – even concussion can leave cyclists with conditions such as memory loss, while more serious injuries sustained in a cycling accident can require lengthy rehabilitation or physiotherapy or even life-time care.

 

Injuries sustained in cycling accidents which may be eligible for compensation include:

 

  • Abrasions – grazes, burns if dragged along the road
  • Amputations – loss of one or more limb or part of a limb
  • Brain injury – blood clots, fractures, catastrophic brain injury
  • Bruising – including internal bruising
  • Concussion – mild, moderate or severe and symptoms arising from concussion such as memory loss, dizziness, chronic headaches, visual disturbances
  • Crush injuries – fractured ribs, damaged vertebrae, internal injuries
  • Dental injuries – lost teeth or crowns, veneers etc
  • Dislocation injuries – hips, shoulders, knee and elbow injuries
  • Eye injuries – losing an eye or suffering sight impairment
  • Fractures – fingers & toes, nose, jaw, limbs, skull, collarbone, ribs, pelvis, back etc
  • Internal injuries – bleeding, ruptured spleen, collapsed lung, or life threatening ruptured aorta
  • Lacerations and scarring – cuts and deep wounds which leave scars
  • Nerve injuries – trapped nerves, nerve damage causing numbness
  • Spinal injuries – crush injuries to vertebrae, fractures, severing of spinal cord.

 

Fatal cycling accident claims

 

If a cyclist is killed in a road traffic accident through no fault of their own, their dependents may be able to claim against the party who caused the accident, such as another road user or the body responsible for a badly maintained or poorly signposted road.

 

If a loved one has died as a result of a cycling accident – or sustained injuries in a cycling accident which hastened their death – and the accident was not their fault, please call Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors for free initial legal advice.

 

How long do I have to claim for Cycling Accidents?

 

Claims for cycling accident compensation falls under the area of law known as personal injury.

 

Personal injury claimants usually have three years from the date of the injury to make a compensation claim for cycling accident injuries.

 

Claims can sometimes be made outside the three-year limitation period, however.

 

Because of the limitation period for personal injury claims, it is important to seek legal advice from Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors as soon as possible if you are injured in a cycling accident.

 

Family members can call Duncan Lewis for advice on making a claim if a loved one has been injured in a cycling accident and is still recovering in hospital.

 

How much compensation can I claim for Cycling Accidents?

 

Compensation for Cycling Accidents includes:

 

  • General Damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity
    The exact amount will be assessed according to the extent of injury, estimated recovery time and rehabilitation needed – and whether further medical treatment or even lifelong care is needed.
  • Special Damages to cover medical fees and out-of-pocket expenses
    Expenses might include physiotherapy, loss of earnings, travel expenses to hospital – or damage to personal items such as a bicycle or clothing. In more serious cases, ongoing care, loss of future salary and pension or adaptations to your home would be included.

 

Who will pay my cycling accident compensation?

 

Cyclists obviously have a duty to wear protective safety equipment, such as cycling helmets – as well as keeping to the Highway Code. However, many cyclists are injured in road traffic accidents through no fault of their own.

 

Compensation claims for road traffic accidents – including cycling accident injuries – are met by insurers for the party liable for the accident, whether this is another road user or a body responsible for maintaining a public highway if this contributed to the accident.

 

Will I have to go to court to claim compensation?

 

Your Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitor will keep you fully informed at all stages of the case.

 

Many claims for Cycling Accident compensation are settled out-of-court, especially the lower-value claims for £10,000 or less, which can be settled through the RTA claims portal.

 

Duncan Lewis personal injury lawyers always negotiate hard to get the best settlement for you, regardless of the value of your claim.

 

If a court hearing is necessary, Duncan Lewis instructs leading barristers who specialise in personal injury cases and RTAs, to make sure you have the best legal representation possible.

 

Why Duncan Lewis is the best solicitor for Cycling Accident Claims

 

  • Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors understand just how traumatic and upsetting cycling accidents and injury can be – we believe in putting you first to obtain the best results for you
  • Duncan Lewis is one of the leading firms of Personal Injury and Legal Aid solicitors in the UK
  • Our initial advice on making a claim for cycling accident compensation is free
  • Duncan Lewis accepts cycling accident claims on a no win no fee basis, so you will not have to worry about legal fees
  • We will visit you at home if you are recovering from injuries sustained in a cycling accident – and can arrange expert medical opinions to help back up your claim
  • Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors will make sure you understand every stage of your cycling accident claim
  • We will handle negotiations for you, so you do not have to worry while you are recovering from your cycling accident injuries.

 

Accidents happen – but Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors have a successful track record in cycling accident claims and will make sure you win the compensation you are entitled to for your injuries.

 

Contact Duncan Lewis for free advice on making a cycling accident compensation claim by calling 020 7923 4020.

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