Being involved in any kind of accident while cycling can be an incredibly traumatising experience, not to mention one that can disrupt your personal and professional life. If you have been injured in a cycling accident, then you may be eligible for compensation.
To be eligible for compensation with personal injury compensation claims solicitors, you must meet two basic eligibility criteria which are as follows:
- Three year limitation period: In order to be eligible for compensation, the date your accident happened or the date your injuries first became clear must be no more than three years ago. This is known as your Date of Limitation or your Date of Knowledge; after three years, most claims are time-barred under the Limitation Act 1980.
- Diminished level of liability: To be eligible for financial compensation you cannot be 100 per cent liable for the accident in which you were injured. You must have a diminished level of liability for the other side to be under any obligation whatsoever to accept your claim and pay you compensation.
Personal injury compensation claims solicitors will likely take on your case, providing that you meet the basic eligibility criteria discussed above.
How much compensation can I claim for my cycling accident?
The amount of compensation you receive for your accident depends on the type of injuries you have sustained, the extent of those injuries and how your injuries have and will affect your life. The worse your injuries are and the bigger the affect they will have on you, then generally speaking the more compensation you can claim.
However, the final settlement demand put forward to the other side by your solicitor has to be fair and proportionate to the evidence presented. Your Personal injury compensation claims solicitors will determine a fair pay-out by reviewing past cases and by looking into the guidelines set out by The Judicial Studies Board (JSB). It is important that your settlement demand is fair, in order to increase the chances of your accident claim being accepted. If the other side contests the claim value, then this can set your claim back by several weeks.
How long will it take to get my compensation?
Providing liability is accepted and the claim value is not contested, you could get compensation within just 6-8 weeks. However, it may take several months for your claim to reach a conclusion if your case is complex. You also have to factor in the efficiency of the other side and how quickly they themselves process your cycling accident claim.
Discuss your case with personal injury compensation claims solicitors today
To find out more about making a claim or for expert advice following a cycling accident, call our claims helpline today for free and with no obligation on 0800 157 1437.