Cyclist accident injury claims
Most cyclist accident claims can be dealt with on a no win no fee basis.
Our Personal Injury Solicitors offer a free claim assessment service to help you understand whether there is a reasonable chance of successfully pursuing your claim. When you provide us with the details about your cycling accident, your personal injuries and other damages, we will assess your claim free of charge.
When you contact us we can answer your questions without using legal jargon, we will assess your claim and provide you with free legal advice. We can also make recommendations about what you should do next based on your particular circumstances.
Cyclist accident compensation
Most cycling accident claims include compensation for personal injuries, pain and suffering, medical treatments and rehabilitation aids, plus damages for items such as lost earnings, missed pension payments, out of pocket expenses, travel and the cost to repair or replace your bicycle.
The amount of compensation you receive with depend on circumstances such as the severity of your injuries, your rehabilitation needs and the amount of time you are out of work.
At Co-op Legal Services our Personal Injury Solicitors and Litigation Lawyers deal with thousands of road accident claims every year and get millions of pounds in compensation for our clients.
Cyclist pothole injury claims
Potholes account for 10-15% of all cycling accidents and over £20 million in compensation was paid out by Councils in England and Wales for damages caused by potholes in 2014 alone.
Serious injury to a cyclist caused by hitting a pothole can include head/brain injuries or spinal injury. With these types of claims our specialist team of Serious Injury Claims Solicitors can use their expertise to facilitate medical treatments, rehabilitation support services and to apply for Interim Payments of compensation if they become applicable.
Common types of cycling accident injury claims we deal with include:
- cyclist knocked of his/her bike after hitting a hidden pothole
- cyclist hit by vehicle that swerved to avoid hitting a pothole
- driver of vehicle failed to see the cyclist, causing the accident
- vehicle collided with a cyclist causing injuries and damages to the bike
- accidents caused by other drivers turning across traffic at crossroads
- vehicles driving too closely to a cyclist, causing an accident
- cyclist knocked off their bike by a vehicle because it failed to stop in time.
Medical treatment, rehabilitation and compensation
If We Take On Your Cycling Injury Claim, we will take steps to enable your medical condition to be assessed by a medical expert.
We start working to establish who is at fault for your cycling accident and gather evidence to support getting an admission of liability (fault) from the other side. We also review compensation pay-outs from similar cycling accident claims to calculate the amount of compensation you should receive, plus any damages.
If the other side deny liability for the accident that caused your injuries your Personal Injury Solicitor can start litigation (the process of taking legal action) to achieve a fair compensation settlement for you as soon as possible.
The majority of our cycling accident claims settle out of Court. This is often because a No Win No Fee agreement covers Court costs and legal fees*, so if the other side lose in Court they would have to pay all your legal costs plus the compensation and the damages.
Co-op Legal Services works hard to ensure that you receive the best legal advice and support from our teams of expert Personal Injury Solicitors, Litigation Lawyers, Legal Executives and staff.
* Subject to entering into and complying with the terms of a No Win No Fee Agreement and taking out and complying with the terms of an After The Event insurance policy (when appropriate).
About Co-op Legal Services
As part of the largest Co-operative organisation in the UK, Co-op Legal Services works to ensure that our clients receive the best legal advice and support services available from our teams of personal injury and clinical negligence solicitors, legal executives and staff.
We are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and several of our Personal Injury Solicitors are members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
Co-op Legal Services has over 600 staff working in different businesses with offices in Manchester, Bristol, Stratford-upon-Avon, Sheffield and London.