Cyclists are among the most vulnerable road users being exposed to greater danger from vehicles, due to their relatively slow speed and smaller mass.

If you were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to make a claim for personal injury damages.

Ross Aldridge bicycle accident lawyers are here to help with your queries. Take a moment to read our informative guide which discusses whether you are entitled to make an accident claim as well as if it is possible to get bicycle accident compensation.

If you were a victim of a road traffic accident in Cheltenham, you may be entitled to compensation. Get in touch with a Personal injury Solicitor Who can handle your case.

Am I entitled to make a bicycle accident claim?

Whether you are eligible to make a bicycle accident claim depends on several different factors. There are a few things that determine eligibility.

You are eligible if:

  • The accident was caused by unsafe conditions: This can include potholes, cracks, uneven surfaces, and debris. If the condition of the road did not meet regulation standards, you may be able to claim compensation for any injuries sustained.

  • The accident was caused by another road user: If another driver or cyclist made a mistake and hit you, then it is likely that they will be held responsible for your injuries. Depending on the severity of your injuries, it may be possible to recover compensation from the liable party or their insurance company.

  • The accident was due to faulty equipment: If your bicycle was faulty and caused an injury, then it may be possible for you to make a claim against the manufacturer of the bike or component parts such as wheels or brakes.

These are just some of the instances where compensation will be awarded. However, each circumstance is different and we will investigate thoroughly before making a judgment, no matter how unique your claim is.

Who is responsible for a bicycle accident?

It is important to note that in the case you are liable for the accident, you will not be considered eligible for compensation.

Each case requires a high degree of evidence to place negligence or liability on another party.

The most common people held liable for cycling accident claims include:

Drivers and other road users– a driver who fails to meet road safety standards and causes an accident will be the responsible party.

Manufacturers– Manufacturers of defective bike equipment might be held responsible for injuries incurred as a result of a faulty product. For example, if he brakes on your bike were faulty, causing you to lose control and crash into something or someone.

Local authorities– Potholes, uneven surfaces, and icy roads could all result in a bicycle accident. If local authorities have not made satisfactory efforts to protect against such circumstances, they may be held liable for compensation.

Cyclists– In certain cases where the cyclist themselves hasn’t correctly followed the rules of the road and caused an accident, they could be held liable for damages.

Bicycle accident cases can get complicated very quickly because many different parties could be involved. A high degree of evidence is required to help determine exactly who is at fault.

How much am I entitled to claim for a bicycle accident?

If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, then you may be entitled to claim damages.

There are a number of dependent factors that will affect the amount of compensation that you can expect to receive, including:

  • The extent of your injuries
  • How long it takes for your injuries to heal

  • The amount of work that you miss as a result of your injuries

  • The effect that your injuries have on your quality of life

  • Medical bills and rehabilitation costs

Our team of road traffic injury lawyers will be at hand to assess your particular circumstances and determine how much you will be able to claim.

We work to ensure that all bicycle accident claim payouts reflect the severity of the incident and that injured parties receive the compensation they deserve.

What to do if you are involved in a bicycle accident

Seek medical attention– If you are injured in a bicycle accident, the first thing to do is get medical attention. You may have broken bones, internal injuries, or head trauma.

Gather evidence– After getting adequate medical help, it’s important to gather information from the accident. Take pictures of your bike and any damage done to it. Write down everything that happened before and during the accident and ask witnesses for their contact information. You will likely need their help with your case later on. If possible, it is also helpful to photograph the scene and any injuries incurred during the accident. Every piece of evidence will be helpful in building a substantial case.

Contact a personal injury lawyer– It’s important to contact an attorney as soon as possible after a bicycle accident. A personal injury lawyer can help you build your case against the liable party and make sure that you receive compensation for your injuries and losses.

How to make a personal injury claim

There are a number of steps involved in making a personal injury claim:

1. Report the accident and the injury sustained.

If you’ve been injured in an accident, you should report it to the police as soon as possible. This will help with any insurance claims that you may need to make and will also ensure that your injuries are documented and recorded.

2. Seek attention and advice from your doctor.

Once you have reported the accident to the police and have spoken to your insurance company, it’s important that you seek medical attention. Your doctor will be able to assess your injuries and give you advice about what steps to take next.

3. Gather evidence and contact our lawyers.

Once you have gathered adequate evidence, our team of bicycle accident experts will take ti from there. We will cooperate and discuss with the relevant parties and work toward an agreement. In the case where this is not possible, we will manage court proceedings on your behalf. We will ensure you receive the claim you deserve.

How long am I entitled to make a claim following an injury

If you have suffered a bicycle accident within the last three years, Ross Aldridge Solicitors will guide you and manage your case.

Make a bicycle accident claim today

Bicycle accident claims are serious, and we have to make sure that you are properly compensated for your injuries.

We understand how frustrating it is when you don’t receive the compensation that you deserve. We are a no-win no fee solicitors. This means that we will not charge for any services if you do not receive compensation.

If any of what we have detailed has happened to you, we are here to help.

Ross Aldridge personal injury solicitors are expert advisors on bicycle accident claims. If you want to make a claim for a bicycle accident injury in Cheltenham or outside areas, contact us today to be put in touch with an expert bicycle accident attorney.

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