13 Jun 2016

I've Been in a Cycling Accident - What Can I Claim?

If you’ve been in a cycling accident, you may be unsure of what your options are, and whether you can claim any compensation for your injuries or other losses. Here, we look at whether you can make a claim, and what you can claim, if you’ve been involved in a cycling accident that wasn’t your fault.

Cycling is becoming increasingly popular, with the number of cyclists taking to the roads each year increasing. This is great for people’s health, for the environment and for traffic congestion, but it does come with significant risks.

Almost 20,000 cyclists report that they have been involved in an accident every year – and the unreported figure is likely to be significantly higher.

Due to the risks that are posed by our roads, it is important that cyclists are aware of their rights following an accident.

Can I claim?

If you’ve been involved in a bike accident that wasn’t your fault in the last three years, you may be entitled to cycling accident compensation.

While cyclists aren’t required to have insurance in the same way that drivers are, it is still possible to ensure that you aren’t left out of pocket following an accident.

As cycling accidents can be complex, it’s important that you use an experienced solicitor, that can provide you with the support and guidance you need to get the compensation that you deserve following your cycling accident.

What can I claim for?

If you’ve sustained an injury as a result of a cycling accident, your solicitor can help you to claim compensation for your injuries, following a medical assessment.

As well as claiming for your injuries, you can also claim for bike repairs, or a new bike, depending on the repair cost. In order to do this, you’ll need to provide evidence of the cost of the repairs.

You can also claim for any personal items that you had which were damaged in the accident. This could include clothing, helmets or bike attachments.

Loss of earnings may affect you if you had to stay away from work due to the injuries you sustained through your cycling accident. As long as you are able to provide evidence of your loss of earnings, you may be entitled to include this as part of your claim.

If you’ve incurred travel costs due to having to use public transport or another mode of transport after your bike accident, you may be able to claim for travel costs. Keep a copy of any tickets or a note of your mileage in order to ensure that you can make a consultation claim.

If you’ve had a cycling accident that wasn’t your fault, call Winns today on 0800 988 6288 to find out how we can help, or use LiveChat to speak to a member of our team.

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