Cycling Accident Claims
Cars, buses and motorcycles are often driven without proper care or consideration for other road users. Unfortunately, this results in a large number of cycling accidents every year.
In addition, people in Aberdeen are increasingly using bicycles as a preferred mode of transport. Commuting to work or taking a cycle at the weekends, also leading to a greater danger of cycling accidents on the road. However, as a result, our specialist cycling accident injury lawyers have great experience in handling cycling accident claims, and if you have suffered an injury they can help you claim the compensati
The law concerning personal injury compensation for cycling accidents can be complicated. However, we want to make claiming the compensation you deserve simple. Our specialist solicitors will never use legal jargon to confuse you, and will keep you updated at every stage of your claim. What’s more, contacting us couldn’t be simple. Call us today on our Freephone number or fill out our online enquiry form and one of our team members will call you right back.
How Can I Make a cycling accident injury claim?
If you have been involved in a cycling accident, there are certain things that you will need to successfully prove in order to make a claim for compensation. The driver you are bringing the claim against must have acted negligently causing your injury. This means that they did not conduct themselves in a way that could be expected of a reasonable driver in that situation and as a result caused you injury.
Assessing whether a driver acted negligently is made slightly easier in cycling accident claims through the Highway Code. The Highway Code set out certain standards on conduct that drivers should adhere to. However, breaching the highway code will not automatically amount to negligence, but is highly persuasive
How much could I claim for a cycling accident?
The amount of compensation you could receive as a result of a cycling accident will depend on the severity of your injuries, recovery time and any lasting effect the injuries may have on your life. The actual amount awarded will also very much depends on the skill of you solicitor** in understanding and quantifying all the ways in which you should be compensated for your injury.
For this reason, it is very important that if you are making a personal injury claim, you ensure you work with an expert cycling accident solicitor. They will have dealt with many cases similar to yours and will more fully understand how much compensation you are entitled to.
You will be entitled to claim what is known as general damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity. The amount of general damages that you could be awarded for a certain type of injury is outlined in the JSB guidelines. These are a guide only, and all circumstances of your claim will be taken into account when making the final award.
You may also be awarded special damages. Special damages are awarded for financial loss as a result of your injury. This may include things such as loss of earnings, future loss of earnings, medical treatment and any cost of adjustments necessary because of such injuries. The idea behind this category of compensation is to place the injured party in the same financial position they would have been in had the accident not taken place.
What if I didn’t get the information of the vehicle that caused my injuries?
In certain circumstances, and often in cycling accidents, motorists will not stop after they have caused injury to a cyclist, or may not be aware of the extent of the injury they have caused.
Where a driver fails to stop, or you did not get the registration number of the driver following an accident, you may be able to make a claim against the Motorists Insurance Bureau (MIB). When you make a claim against the MIB under the Untraced Drivers Agreement, the MIB will be entitled to compensate you for any element of interest or expenses determined by the court and may include legal fees.
However, it is important to note that if you wish to bring a personal injury claim in relation to an unidentified driver, you must report the accident to the police within fourteen days of the accident taking place.
Call Our Cycling Accident solicitors Aberdeen Today
The process of making a claim for compensation can be complicated, however, an expert cycling accident claims solicitor** can make it much simpler. If you have been involved in a cycling accident in Aberdeen that was not your fault, we want to help you get the financial compensation you deserve. There are strict time limits for making a claim, so contact Personal Injury Lawyers Aberdeen today to start your claim. Call our Freephone number now, or fill out an online enquiry form and on of our team will call you back right away.
If you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, our injury lawyers can help you claim compensation through our No Win, No Fee* offering.
Call our Accident solicitors on 01224 432 776 Alternatively, you can contact us online to find out more.