If you have been injured in a cycling accident through no fault of your own, then you may be eligible for financial compensation with injury compensation solicitors.
Being injured whilst cycling can be an incredibly traumatising experience. Cycling accidents also have the potential to cause life-threating injuries. But no matter the extent of your injuries, your legal right to make a claim remains the same; you are legally entitled to financial compensation, if you have been injured as a result of somebody else’s actions.
Ascertaining your eligibility for compensation
Your eligibility for cycling accident compensation depends on two things:
- Your level of liability
You cannot be wholly to blame for the accident in which you were injured. You can only be partially liable at the most. The lesser your level of liability then the more you can claim, and the stronger your claim will be. If you make a claim as partially liable, or it is found that you were partly responsible after investigation, then you may have to settle on a split liability agreement offering you 25, 50 or 75 per cent of the original claim’s value.
- The date your accident happened
You have to make your cycling claim with injury compensation solicitors within three years from the date your accident happened, or from the date your injuries became clear. This is known as your Date of Limitation or your Date of Knowledge. Unfortunately, personal injury claims are statute barred in the United Kingdom after three years. The time limit may be able to be extended if there are exceptional circumstances surrounding your claim, however, so if you think this applies to you then you should seek out specialist legal advice.
Can I make a claim if the driver never stopped?
If you were knocked off your bicycle by a motorist and they did not stop, and they have never been traced, then you can still make a claim with the Motor Insurers’ Bureau.
Can I make a claim if I was injured because of a poorly maintained road?
Yes, you can claim against the local government or authority responsible for the public road or cycle path that caused you to have an accident.
For example, if you hit a pothole and came off your bicycle because of this, then you will have a strong personal injury claim with injury compensation solicitors.
Find out more about the claims process from injury compensation solicitors today
If you have been injured in a cycling accident and you want to find out more about your legal rights, or to find out more about the claims process, call our free and no obligation claims helpline today on 0800 157 1437 and speak with an experienced claims advisor.