Cyclist road traffic accidents with cars and motorbikes, personal injury solicitors.
If you are a cyclist who sustained injury because of the negligent driving of another road user, including cars or motorbikes, 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 recover their losses and receive the personal injury compensation they deserve.
If you are a cyclist and you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, then MG Legal's personal injury experts will accept your claim for personal injury compensation, on a no win no fee basis, with no financial risk to you.
When cyclists and motor vehicles collide
It is a fact that the roads are busier every year with a Department for Transport study showing 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 vehicle will not cross paths regularly. Whilst most of these occurrences pass unnoticed and without incident, there are, unfortunately occasions when the conscientious cyclist is the victim of the negligent car driver or motorcyclist.
Whatever the type of incident, wherever it occurs within England and Wales, if the motorist is the negligent party and you suffer injury and associated losses, you are entitled to make a claim against the driver or rider and in the vast majority of cases, that person will be covered by an insurance policy.
Your claim can be made within three years of the incident, however, as various legal protocols take time and also because your memory is the freshest immediately post-incident, we do recommend that you commence your claim as soon as possible. Not only can time dim the memory but physical evidence can be lost, such as any outward sign of your injury such as cuts and bruises but often nobody hangs onto a damaged bike or torn cycle-wear for two years.
I have been knocked off my bike. What should I do at the scene of a road traffic accident?
First and foremost, the key piece of information is the registration number of the motor vehicle responsible. 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, 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. It is, after all, highly improbable that you would guess the correct phone number for someone who wasn’t at the scene and this is generally sufficient to convince any insurer that their policyholder is indeed involved.
If at all possible and most importantly only if it is safe to do so, take photographs of any damage to either vehicle/bicycle at the scene and if the fault vehicle has stopped at the point where the collision occurred, this evidence can help prove that they did, say, cross over a lane divider or fail to stop before a give-way line.
Finally, 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.
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 claims process?
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. MG Legal doesn’t employ agents, call centres or other third party individuals to deal with our clients and so, when you want to speak about your case, you will speak to a dedicated point of contact who will be involved in the day-to-day running of 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.
Do MG Legal accept cyclist injury claims on a No Win No Fee basis?
Yes, we do. If you are a cyclist who has been involved in a road bike accident or a collision with a vehicle, 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 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 afernoon, contact MG Legal's cyclist injury experts are here to help you in making a road cycling accident claim, on a no win no fee basis, with no financial risk to you.
If you have been knocked from your bike by a moving vehicle, the chances are that you have suffered a serious personal injury and require specialist medical advice and assistance to get you back on your feet again. Not only will the cyclist injuy personal injury experts at MG Legal accept your claim for personal injury compensation on a no win no fee basis, but we also have access to the best medical practitioners in their field, so, when liability is admitted by the at fault party, we can get you the medical treatment you need to get you back to your old self, as quickly as possible.