If you have been injured in a bicycle accident through no fault of your own, then you may be eligible for compensation with bicycle accident lawyers.
Your eligibility depends on who was liable for the accident in which you were injured, and the date your accident happened. To make a claim with bicycle accident lawyers, you cannot be wholly responsible for the accident in which you were injured, you can only be partially or in no way responsible. In addition to this, you only have three years from the date of your accident to make a claim. If your accident happened more than three years ago, then it is unlikely you will be able to make a claim because it will now be statute barred under UK law.
What kinds of accident can I claim for?
The types of accident one can have on a bicycle and claim for are unlimited. However generally speaking, the following are the most common when it comes to accident claims:
- Being knocked off a bicycle while using a public road by another vehicle;
- Being knocked off or falling off while taking evasive action to avoid a pothole;
- Being knocked off or falling off while taking evasive action to avoid a pedestrian;
- Falling off a bicycle because of poor weather conditions;
- Falling off a bicycle because of a poorly maintained public road.
If you have been involved in any of the cycling accidents and you meet the eligibility criteria covered above, then you will likely be able to make a person injury claim.
How will it be proved I was not at fault?
Your bicycle accident lawyers will investigate your claim thoroughly and collect all and any evidence available to support your claim. This can include witness statements, CCTV footage or other video footage, emergency service reports and medical evidence. Placing you at the scene of the accident will be the first priority and once this has been established, a compelling case for financial compensation will be created on your behalf by your lawyers.
How much could I be awarded?
Compensation value is calculated according to the extent of your injuries and how your injuries have and will affect your life. The worse your injuries are, then the more financial compensation you can expect. To give you an example, if you were knocked off your bicycle by another road user and you broke your collarbone and had to have four weeks off work, you may be owed £1,500 to £4,000 and that doesn’t include recovered lost income.
Discuss your case with bicycle accident lawyers today
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