If you’ve been in a bike accident through no fault of your own, our personal injury experts may be able to help you. We’ve helped many people and their families who have been involved in bicycle accidents claim the compensation they deserve, and receive the aftercare they need following an injury.

Call our bike accident solicitors free on 0808 164 0808. Or, you can request a call back, and one of our team will get in touch with you.

Bike injury claims: FAQs

Below, we’ve answered some commonly asked questions surrounding bicycle accident compensation claims and bike injury compensation. Any sort of bike-related injury or accident can be stressful, and our experts understand this. That’s why we encourage you to get in touch with us as soon as possible after the incident.

I’ve been knocked off my bike by a car. Can I claim compensation?

You can bring a bike accident compensation claim for any injuries, new health issues or bike equipment damage if the accident wasn’t your fault. We recommend you talk with one of our bike accident solicitors as soon as possible after the incident occurs. Call us on 0808 164 0808.

How much bicycle accident compensation will I receive?

Every bike accident claim is different, which means the amount of compensation you can expect to receive will depend on the details of your claim. The severity of your bike accident will be considered, followed by:

  • Financial loss from the accident i.e income
  • Whether the accident has caused any ongoing health issues
  • Repair or replacement cost for your bike
  • Whether you require home adaptations

If you choose our solicitors to handle your bike accident claim, we will make sure you are aware of every possible outcome and will give you full transparency throughout the case.

Why do bike accidents happen?

Bike accidents tend to happen in built-up, urban areas where there is lots of road traffic. Below we have given some examples of how road bike accidents can occur:

  • A motorist emerging into the path of someone on a bike
  • Collisions at, or near, a road junction, with T-junctions being most involved in a bike accident
  • Vehicle and bike impacts at roundabouts
  • A parked vehicle opening a door into the path of a biker, causing them to swerve or hit the ground
  • Pedestrians stepping out negligently into a biker’s path
  • Uneven road surfaces, poorly maintained roads, potholes or failure by local authorities to keep the road surface in a safe condition
  • Accidents as a result of a defective bike or bike part (product liability claims)

How do I fund my bike accident claim?

If you choose our solicitors to handle your bike accident compensation claim, you will have access to no win, no fee legal advice.

Call us on 0808 164 0808 or request a call back, and we will call you. You can find out more about our bike accident solicitors below:

Our team of specialist bicycle accident claims solicitors

Injuries as a result of a bike accident can be severe. Our personal injury specialists have acted for people who have sustained injuries including:

  • Head injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Fractures anywhere in the body
  • Amputations and limb injuries
  • Psychiatric injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Abdominal or chest injuries

Fatal and serious bike accidents

Sometimes, road bike accidents can be fatal or cause serious injury to the biker involved. In these instances, our personal injury team will try and secure early interim payments of compensation to ease any financial problems in the beginning. We have a panel of Serious Injury experts within the team, who are highly skilled at handling these sensitive claims.

We will also consider the appropriateness of personal injury trusts to ensure you’re your benefits are protected, and will work with our private client solicitors to arrange any Court of Protection needs, should you or your loved one be unable to manage your own financial affairs.

Get in touch with our bike accident solicitors

If you or a loved one have been involved in a bike accident, please feel free to contact our specialist personal injury lawyers today on 0808 164 0808. You can also visit our contact us page for more information, or simply request a call back and we will call you.

If the matter is particularly urgent, we can arrange for a solicitor to meet you at home or at the hospital to begin your bicycle accident claim.

Disclaimer

In general you have three years from the date of injury or reasonable knowledge of injury to bring a compensation claim. There are some exceptions to this rule for instance where the matter involves a child in which case the child has three years from the date of their 18th birthday to bring a claim, therefore expiring on the individual’s 21st birthday.

It is important to speak to a legal team as early as possible to avoid any issues with limitation dates.