Cycling Accident Compensation Claims
In recent years, there has been an unfortunate rise in the number of accidents involving cyclists and motorcyclists on the roads.
Whether the result is a simple fracture or catastrophic injury such as an amputation, if you have been involved in an accident it can have a severe impact on you and your family. From health worries to loss of income, the aftermath of such an injury can be both worrying and distressing.
If you’ve been involved in a cycling or bike accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation for any injuries suffered, as well as the financial losses you have incurred. At Hodge Jones & Allen, our experienced bicycle injury lawyers are waiting to help, bringing the expertise you need to make a successful cyclist compensation claim.
We specialise in helping cyclists who have suffered serious injuries and work with families and medical professionals as a team to make sure our clients’ needs are addressed.
“Hodge Jones & Allen is a well known and popular claimant law firm, with a reputation for taking on complex cases that require excellent legal knowledge and courage.” – Legal 500, 2023
Our Personal Injury team has been ranked in the Chambers & Partners 2023 legal directory. The team was described as “highly consistent and attentive” and were praised for providing “well-thought-through advice” our clients “could trust”.
Why choose Hodge Jones & Allen?
At Hodge Jones & Allen, our personal injury solicitors have more than four decades of experience in helping those who have suffered injuries in cycling and bike accidents.
Our team can assist by obtaining financial assistance from the negligent person’s insurance company, in the form of interim payments, to help with any expenses after the accident.
We can also make a claim for the replacement of your bicycle, if it has been damaged in the accident.
As leaders in the field, you can trust Hodge Jones & Allen. We have been highly ranked in legal directories, the Legal 500 UK and Chambers & Partners UK due to our excellent track record. Our award-winning team is recognised as a leader in the field, so you know you can rely on us.
We specialise in helping cyclists who have had more serious injuries and work with families and medical professionals as a team to make sure our clients’ needs are addressed. We recognise every injury and individual is different so the treatment and recommendations will be tailored to you and your circumstances.
We also work through a conditional fee agreement, more commonly known as No Win No Fee, so you don’t have to pay us anything up front.
"I was unfortunately hit by a car door whilst cycling, resulting in severe injuries to my hand. After phoning HJA, Anne Sanders assisted me with my case. She was professional and highly knowledgeable, which made me feel at ease. I am very happy with the outcome of the case, and recommend HJA."
How do I make a bicycle accident claim?
To make a cycle accident claim, it’s important to act fast. After your accident, a claim must be brought within three years of the date you suffered an injury or three years of you being aware that you have suffered an injury.
The first step in any claim for cycling or biking accidents is to seek medical attention for any injuries. From there, you should also look to note down as much as you can remember about the accident, including what happened and who was involved. You should also look to collect the names, addresses and contact details of anyone involved in the accident, and anyone who saw it.
After this, if you can, you should take photographs of the scene of the accident to show what happened, and contact the police to file a report, which can help support your claim for cycling accident compensation.
Finally, you should contact a specialist solicitor as soon as possible to start the claim process. Call our team of experienced solicitors who will give you a no obligation consultation and advise you on the next steps you should take.
The team will assess your case based on the information provided and seek to find any additional evidence that may support your case.
How much compensation will I get?
Every injury and every bicycle accident claim is different. The amount of compensation you receive will depend on factors including the extent of your injuries, losses incurred and any other damages.
Cycling accident compensation is generally calculated in two ways:
- General damages – Compensation paid for the injuries you have suffered and the impact these have had on you, including pain, mental trauma and any ongoing health issues.
- Special damages – Compensation awarded in relation to financial losses, such as loss of earnings, any medical costs and the bills for ongoing care over time.
"THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN TO ANNE SANDERS AND THE WORK THAT THIS AMAZING WOMAN HAS DONE TO GET THIS RESULT."
Cycling and bike compensation case study
We were instructed by a cyclist who suffered multiple serious lower limb fractures when a driver turned into his path.
Our client underwent intensive rehabilitation and several surgeries and skin grafts, as well as needing a frame. He was reliant on crutches and a wheelchair for some time. Recovery was protracted. Our client was left with a permanent limp and unable to make a full return to pre-accident leisure activities. He also had permanent scarring and psychological symptoms as a result of the accident.
Damages awarded: £250,000
"THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HARD WORK HELPING AND SUPPORTING ME, I CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH."
Our client was cycling in London when a car coming from the opposite direction, pulled across his path into a parking bay and knocked him off his bike.
The Claimant was cycling along Albert bridge, he was waiting for the traffic lights to turn green before he cycled off the bridge. When the lights turned green, the Claimant proceeded forward. Then the Defendant came from the right hand side and collided with the Claimant, in result, knocking him off his bike on to the road. This caused the Claimant to sustain injuries and losses.
Our client was proceeding in a cycle lane when, without warning, the defendant turned left and collided with them. Our client suffered a radial head fracture to her left arm and psychological symptoms.