Bicycle Accident Claims
Cycling is becoming an increasingly popular way of getting about, keeping fit, and doing our bit for the environment. Unfortunately, the number of bicycle accidents is also increasing.
Unlike motorists who have significantly more protection in case of a road accident, bicycle users are more likely to be seriously injured or even killed.
We don’t wish for anyone to be involved in a bicycle accident, but if you have, we want you to know your rights and your legal options.
Experienced Personal Injury Solicitors
By making a bicycle accident claim with AWH Solicitors you will have the backing of a team of experienced personal injury solicitors, driven to see you awarded with the compensation that you deserve.
We have outlined the type of bicycle accident claim you may need to make, for what the compensation will be awarded and why AWH Solicitors are the people to lead you through to justice with our specialist no-win-no-fee service.
Types of bicycle accident claims
As a cyclist, you are very aware of the surrounding vehicles. Regrettably however, other road users are not always aware of you.
Even when you are wearing the correct reflective or fluorescent clothing and bicycle lights which are in line with the law, drivers still may overlook you.
How we have helped in the past
In making a bicycle accident claim, we have helped many cyclists achieve the recognition, apology, and compensation that their bicycle accident warrants.
There are a near limitless number of specific bicycle accidents, many of which the team at AWH Solicitors have taken on. Generally the bicycle accident claims submitted are as a result of one of the following:
- Collision between vehicles and bicycles, both in motion
- Clipped by a vehicle causing a fall from destabilisation
- Car doors opened without looking
- Potholes and poor road maintenance causing an accident
What will compensation cover?
Choosing to cycle shouldn’t mean risking your life but a bicycle accident can have life-altering consequences nonetheless.
Following up your bicycle accident with the available legal proceedings will not result in turning back the clock, but can help you move on.
With that in mind, the compensation you receive for your bicycle accident will be with consideration of:
- The extent of physical injury
- Loss of earnings and future earnings
- Cost of care and medication
- Bike repairs or replacement
- Damage to clothing, accessories and property such as a laptop, phone, tablet
- Travel and accommodation costs
- Any adaptions made to your home
Making a bicycle accident claim with AWH Solicitors is the first step to achieving the remuneration that we hope will enable you to continue your recovery and live your life with as much fullness as possible.
Compensation for emotional trauma
Accidents while cycling can cause a wide range of injuries, from broken bones and internal bleeding, to sprains, cuts and bruises, for which you can receive compensation.
However, no matter the severity of the physical injuries sustained, the psychological trauma can be equally, if not more, damaging. This is why the amount of compensation that you are entitled to as a victim of a bicycle accident will be with consideration of the emotional impacts too.
To find out more about what your claim can cover, get in touch with our team who are ready and waiting to listen.
Dedicated Solicitors Working for You
We are sorry to hear that you have not been awarded the respect on the road that would otherwise have ensured your safety.
When you make your bicycle accident claim with AWH Solicitors, we can promise you our expert advice tailored to your circumstances as well as our constant support to take you from claim to compensation with as little stress and effort as possible.
We will do everything within our power to see that you receive the compensation to continue your life with as much ease and normality as possible. To find out more about making a bicycle accident claim, please get in touch with us today.
AWH Solicitors supports clients with their personal injury claims on a no-win-no-fee basis. This means that as a client, you won’t put yourself at any financial risk.
If your case isn’t successful you don’t pay a penny, and if you do win, then you will keep all of the compensation awarded.
We promise our clients 100 percent compensation and no hidden costs for successful injury claims.
Full transparency at all times
We aspire to be completely transparent on pricing from the beginning, so none of our clients will ever be surprised at the end of the process.
Furthermore, we believe advice and support from our team of solicitors should be affordable to those in need.
No win no fee and legal expenses
Our no win no fee solicitors in Manchester regularly assess the prospects of winning your case at all stages of your claim.
If we are able to offer you a Conditional Fee Agreement for your claim, you will not have to pay our legal costs, however, if you lose your claim you may have to pay your opponent’s legal costs.
Legal expenses insurance, which is often provided with some motor insurance policies, can be used to pay your opponent’s legal fees. To protect you, we take out a legal expenses insurance policy for you when taking on your no win, no fee claim, if you do not already have a policy.
Disbursements for legal costs
If you win, your opponent will pay the majority of your legal costs and disbursements.
Any legal costs which are not paid by your opponent may be deducted from your compensation. However, you will not pay anything if your claim is unsuccessful and not until it has come to the end.
Please be aware that cost may differ depending on your personal circumstances.
Our Promise to You
Approachable and friendly solicitors
We are committed to delivering a truly personal service that puts you and your wishes first. Our team will always be on hand to support you, regardless of the time or location.
Award-winning service across our fields of expertise
Our high standards of service are applied consistently across all of our departments. Regardless of your enquiry, you can expect to receive the best legal advice delivered in a sympathetic manner.
Advice tailored to your needs
We take the time to listen to your needs and offer guidance that is best suited to your current situation.
There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution when it comes to any area of law; every case requires a tailored approach and you deserve a solicitor who understands this.
Outstanding customer service and care
Our reputation is largely built on the exceptional level of client care we continue to deliver.
Every case is handled with the utmost level of respect and many of our clients have recommended us after building an invaluable relationship with our solicitors.
Transparent on fees and processes
Transparency is very important to us as we want you to feel confident in our services.
We adhere to providing full transparency on fees, ensuring that you know exactly what you are paying for and keep you updated on the progress of your case along every step of the way.