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.
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:
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.
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.
Compensation for Cycling Accidents includes:
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.
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.
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.