Cyclist hit by a car compensation claim.
If you are a cyclist who sustained injury because of the negligent driving of another road user, including a cyclist hit by a car, or knocked off bike by a car, you are entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation.
MG Legal’s specialist cycling accident personal injury solicitors are experts on cyclist injury cases, and have helped hundreds of injured cyclists just like you recover their losses and receive the personal injury compensation they deserve in a NO WIN NO FEE cyclist hit by a car accident claim.
Cyclist hit by a car, or knocked off bike by a car, statistics:
Every year sees our roads becoming busier and more saturated with everything from cars and motorbikes to cyclists and animal traffic, with the Department for Transport reporting that 278.2 billion miles were driven by cars and taxis alone in 2019. Motorbikers rode 3 billion miles and cyclists pedalled 3.5 billion miles in 2019, meaning that there is absolutely no way that the three types of vehicles will not cross paths regularly. Whilst most of these journeys occur without incident, there are unfortunately occasions when cyclists is the victim of a negligent car driver or motorcyclist, and is hit by a car or knocked off their bike.
Whatever the type of incident, whether a knee injury, leg injury, or arm injury, and wherever it occurs within England and Wales, if the motorist is the negligent party, and a cyclist is hit by a car, and you suffer personal injury of any kind, or associated losses, then you are entitled to make a claim against the driver or rider. In the vast majority of cases, that person will be covered by an insurance policy, and the process will be fairly straightforward.
What to do as a cyclist hit by a car:
If you are a cyclist hit by a car in a road traffic accident, or knocked off my bike by a car, then there a number of steps that you can take in order to best handle the situation, and allow for a cyclist hit by a car claim to be made at a later date.
Always get the contact details of the other party- This is the most important thing to remember after any road traffic accident. If no other details are obtained, the registration identifies the vehicle and allows MG Legal’s specialist cycling injury solicitors the chance to obtain the insurance details via the Motor Insurer’s Database and if necessary to perform a DVLA search to identify the registered keeper and open lines of enquiry as to who was in charge of the vehicle at the time.
The main details to take down as the driver’s name and address. It can also help to get a contact telephone number is also helpful as not only does it provide a link to the driver directly, it can also be used to show to the fault party insurer and later the Court that the driver was at the scene, should they later deny involvement.
Take photos of the scene- If it is safe to do so, take photographs of any damage to either vehicle/bicycle at the scene, and the direction the at-fault vehicle is facing. This evidence can help prove that they did, say, cross over a lane divider or fail to stop before a give-way line.
Report the incident to the police- As a vulnerable cyclist hit by a car, your safety is paramount at all times and so if the fault party is not cooperative or becomes aggressive, retreat to a place of safety and report the incident to the police as soon as possible. Whilst this unpleasant scenario is rare, it can happen and ultimately, there is no sense in being the victim of an assault or even verbal abuse for the sake of taking a couple of extra photographs.
Get your injuries checked out by a medical professional- Your safety is also covered in getting medical attention as soon as possible. Whilst many minor cuts, scrapes and bruises can be treated at home, if you feel any of your injuries are more serious or in any doubt at all, we strongly recommend that you see your GP or if the matter is more serious, the local Urgent Care, Walk-in Centre of A&E Department to ensure your recovery is not hampered by a missed diagnosis.
How do I begin the legal claims process for my cycling accident, or being knocked off my bike by a car?
Have you been a cyclist hit by a car? Or knocked off your bike by a car? Once you have left the scene, you have only to get in touch with MG Legal at any of our offices, by any means you choose. We will quickly assess your case with you in a short, friendly telephone call and one of our specialist cycling personal injury solicitors will assess the merits of the case and explain the basics of the claims process to you. If you are happy to proceed, you will be sent our bespoke Claim Form and our Conditional Fee Agreement (no win, no fee agreement) to complete, which will let us get the ball rolling on your claim.
We believe that our success rate, which is over 99% of all accepted claims ending with a positive outcome for our clients, speaks for itself. To discuss your case, get in touch with MG Legal today and we will be happy to help you achieve the justice you deserve as a cylist hit by a car in your personal injury claim
Do MG Legal accept cyclist injury claims on a No Win No Fee basis for a cyclist hit by a car?
Yes, MG Legal accept all of our road traffic accident personal injury claims on a NO WIN NO FEE basis. If you are a cyclist who has been hit by a car or knocked off my bike by a car, MG Legal's team of cyclist injury experts are here to assist you, and we will accept your claim for personal injury, on a no win no fee basis. Some of our team are avid cyclists too, and we know from first-hand experience, the dangers faced by cyclists on the roads in the UK.
Whether your road cycling accident was caused whilst commuting to work, or just cycling for pleasure on a weekend afternoon when you were knocked off your bike by a car, contact MG Legal's cyclist injury experts here to help you in making a road cycling accident claim, on a no win no fee basis, with no financial risk to you.