Cycling accident compensation claims.
Cyclists are the most vulnerable and often most injured users of Britain’s roads. Other road users, debris, poorly maintained roads and increment weather all leave cyclists at risk of being injured.
What are the most common causes of cycling accidents?
Cycling accidents can be caused in lots of different ways. When you’re on two wheels, it often feels like the world is against you, and it’s a struggle against other road users, cars, motorcycles, or poor road surfacing. MG Legal’s expert cycling injury solicitors have dealt with hundreds of injured cyclists, and always worked hard to ensure they receive the maximum compensation for what are often life changing injuries.
The most common causes of road traffic accidents involving cyclists that our expert road traffic accident solicitors deal with include:
Cycling accident personal injury claims are common.
If you have been injured whilst cycling, then you’re not alone. Our expert cycling injury solicitors have successfully pursued other road users, including motor vehicles, lorries, vans and heavy goods vehicles, for personal injury compensation for our injured clients.
Many of our cyclist clients suffer from personal injuries due to potholes in the road, and uneven road surfaces. Our expert cycling injury solicitors have successfully pursued councils for compensation for our injured clients, on a no win no fee basis.
In 2018, 99 pedal cyclists were killed, 4,106 seriously injured, including Back and spine injuries, and Head Injuries and 13,345 slightly injured, meaning no broken bones but still suffered whiplash and soft tissue injuries, neck, shoulder and arm injuries and burns, scars and cuts. Many cyclist casualties are not reported to the police, even when the cyclist is injured badly enough to be taken to hospital.
The above figures do not include cycling accidents on towpaths, verges, canal paths, or another cycling accidents occurring away from the public highways and roads.
How much compensation will I receive if I am injured in a cycling accident?
Every one of MG Legal’s clients are different, the injuries they sustain vary, as do the effects on their lives. Personal injury compensation, often called general damages, is based upon the nature and severity of the injuries sustained, and to the area of the body affected. Every cycling accident is different, and everybody can sustain different injuries in a cycling accident.
Whether it's a broken bone, a hip injury, a knee injury, a back injury, or any other kind of bodily harm, you could receive significant financial compensation for your injury.
MG Legal’s expert cycling accident compensation solicitors will always ensure that the best medical treatment is sought for our injured clients, and a detailed medical report will be compiled from an industry leading expert, detailing all of your injuries, and how your life has been affected as a result of the cycling accident. Compensation is broken down into two parts- General Damages, and Special Damages. See a full overview of these terms, and the differences between the two, here.
How long does a cycling accident personal injury claim take to settle?
Every personal injury claim is different, and the length of time to settlement, depends upon the injuries sustained, and if the third party admits liability for cycling accident. What we ask our clients to bear in mind, is that if you have suffered a more serious injury, then more medical reports may be required, in order that your ongoing injuries are fully documented, and you receive the maximum amount of compensation for your claim for personal injury. If you are badly injured, and need money to get back on your feet, MG Legal can request an interim payment on your behalf, in settlement of your personal injury claim, if liability has been admitted.
How long do I have to make a cycling accident compensation claim?
The Limitation Act 1980 states that, in most cases at least, an injured party has 3 years to make a claim for personal injury compensation. Minors, meaning children under the age of 18, have 3 years from the date of their 18th birthday. Time limits also may differ if you are acting on behalf of someone with limited mental capacity, if you are acting as guardian or subject a lasting power of attorney. If you have any questions or queries, then please do not hesitate to contact one of MG Legal’s personal injury experts, here…
Who pays my legal fees if I am injured in a cycling accident?
If you have suffered a personal injury from a cycling accident, as a result of someone else’s negligence, then you should not have to pay up front legal costs to get access to justice. MG Legal are proud to say that our expert cycling accident solicitors accept all personal injury claim on a no win no fee basis, with no financial risk to our clients.
Why should I choose MG Legal for my cycling accident injury claim?
The solicitors at MG Legal come with an excellent reputation. See a collection of reviews from our clients, here. From the first time you contact us, you will be allocated one of our expert personal injury solicitors to your case, and you will only ever deal with, and speak to, that same solicitor, until your claim for personal injury compensation is settled. MG Legal’s personal injury team are all fully-qualified solicitors, and have over thirty years of experience. We do not employ people who are not qualified, and who are not passionate about successfully settling our clients’ personal injury compensation claims.