Are you Seeking Cycling Accident Compensation in Newcastle?

Are you a cyclist seeking cycling accident compensation in Newcastle? If so, talk to Winn Solicitors today and we can offer a helping hand with the claims process.

Cycling has many health benefits. However, there are plenty of accident hotspots across the city, with the New Bridge Street Roundabout and part of the Great North road, including the Bluehouse Roundabout, labelled as some of the most dangerous areas for cyclists to navigate.

Unfortunately, accidents can occur, with cyclists considered a vulnerable road user due to their size and safety equipment in comparison to vehicles using the same stretches of road. If you’re seeking cycling accident compensation in Newcastle, read more about the process below.

Can I make a cycling claim?

If you have suffered a cycling accident that wasn’t your fault, you can begin a bicycle accident compensation claim with Winns.

As long as the accident took place within three years of you instructing a solicitor to act, you weren’t at fault for the original incident, and are aged 18 or older, then you are eligible to make a claim.

How to make a claim?

By contacting Winns, you can remove the stress and hassle associated with making a legal claim for compensation. One phone call, or Live Chat conversation, is all it takes to begin the process.

Our team of expert advisors have dealt with thousands of claims and reached a successful conclusion on the vast majority.

At the initial point of contact, they will take relevant details and ask questions which will help gather the appropriate evidence to strengthen your cycling claim, and your chances of gaining compensation.

Once the initial call is complete, your file handler will progress all aspects of the claim, keeping you informed of developments.

Who can make a claim for cycling accident compensation in Newcastle?

You are eligible to make a personal injury claim, providing:

  • You have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault
  • You are aged 18 or over (a parent or litigation friend can make the claim on your behalf should you be under that age, or alternatively, you have three years from the date you turn 18 to make a claim)
  • The accident took place within the last three years

There are limited exceptions to the above criteria. For example, if you are making a claim on behalf of a person who has died as a result of someone else’s negligence, providing their statutory time-limit hadn’t passed when they were alive, then you have three years from the date of death to submit a claim.

Alternatively, there’s no limit if you’re claiming on behalf of a person who is legally-classified as lacking the mental capacity to claim independently.

Who do I make the claim against?

When you are making a claim against an at-fault third party, the latter is held to account for their culpability. However, as part of their mandatory insurance cover – which they must have by law to drive on the road – they should have suitable indemnity to accommodate for these types of incidents.

Ultimately, the third-party’s insurer should cover the costs incurred, providing liability is accepted by the other side.

What are the common cycling injuries caused by an accident?

As a vulnerable road user, any collision with a vehicle is likely to result in an injury as cyclists have far less safety equipment to protect them compared to a vehicle.

Although helmets provide an element of protection, common injuries that can occur include:

  • Broken bones
  • Head/brain injuries
  • Fatal accidents

Steven who I spoke to was very helpful and explained everything so I could understand. The process is straightforward and easy to complete with Winn Solicitors. They are very professional, polite and understanding. I would recommend anyone using them after an RTC.

Mandy James

Honest, trustworthy, caring and professional; can’t recommend these wonderful people enough.

Mr M Henderson

Rang me everyday to keep me updated...when they advised other people were calling they did! They kept their promises and took ownership! Really impressed.

Mrs D Collins

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Why make cycling accident claims with Winns?

At Winns, we take the hassle and strain out of making a personal injury claim by co-ordinating all aspects of your case.

No need to liaise with multiple agencies, no need to co-ordinate multiple deadlines and no need to be a legal expert; our team handles it all so you can focus on recovery and getting back on the road as quickly as possible.

To improve your chances of receiving compensation following a non-fault accident, rely on our expert legal advisors to help you.

Cycling accident testimonial

After trying to deal with the other party’s insurance after an accident, and being sick of having to chase them, I decided to instruct Winns to help. It was such a relief when they took responsibility for the claim and I couldn’t believe how straightforward they made the process for me. I wish I’d contacted them earlier!

Ross Lavery

Cycling accident claim FAQ section

How long do cycling injury claims take?

There’s no defined timetable in terms of how long bicycle accident compensation claims will take. The duration from the start of the claim to when compensation is received is based on a number of factors, including:

  • The nature of the accident: If the events unfolded in a way where liability is clear and obvious then there will be little chance for the third party to contest this, resulting in an out of court settlement. However, if there is doubt surrounding liability then the need to provide supporting evidence will be required prior to a potential court ruling.
  • Has liability been accepted?: As mentioned above, if liability isn’t accepted then our expert legal team will seek to gather as much compelling evidence as possible to support your version of events.
  • The type of injury sustained: If the injury/injuries sustained are more complex in nature then the duration of the claim may be extended to gauge the severity and impact on your future day-to-day living. The more life-changing the injury, the more support and on-going care will be required which will call for a greater level of compensation and liaising with external parties to co-ordinate future rehabilitation and support.

How do I make a claim after a cycling accident?

By contacting Winns you can begin your claim immediately. Our experienced team of advisors will take relevant details and begin the claims process by co-ordinating your initial requirements following an accident, before providing ongoing support until the final resolution of your claim.

You can expect the same quick, efficient response from our team after a range of non-fault accidents on the road, which you can find more information about by clicking here.

Do I have to pay legal fees when claiming for a cycling accident?

When you begin a claim with Winns you will enter into a ‘no win no fee’ arrangement, which means you won’t pay any legal fees providing you co-operate fully with the claim. This requires you to provide information when requested so we can build a case that provides you with the best chance of a positive outcome to your claim.

Upon completion, we will receive a 25% deduction from your personal injury compensation for the work carried out by our teams. But there are no up-front costs to pay.

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