Cycling accidents can vary in severity, from accidents that cause minor cuts and bruises to accidents that result in long-lasting and life-changing injuries. Accidents resulting in both minor and major injuries can also cause trauma for the person or people involved. Cyclists deserve to feel safe when out on the road, and other road users have a responsibility to drive carefully and prevent injury. Local authorities must maintain roads to a high standard to prevent cyclists and other road users from sustaining injuries while out and about.
When someone fails to uphold this responsibility, it can have devastating consequences for a cyclist. If you’ve been injured in a cycle accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
The personal injury solicitors at Switalskis are experts in dealing with cycle accident claims. We understand the ways that compensation can help during recovery. If you’ve been left with life-changing injuries, compensation can be the first step towards rebuilding your life
Whether you were injured by another road user or a defect in the road surface, making a claim can make the liable party accountable for their actions. We’re committed to getting you the best possible outcome to make sure other people don’t have to experience similar accidents in the future.
If you’re recovering from a cycling injury or accident, taking on a compensation claim might seem like it will only add extra stress. That doesn’t have to be the case. Switalskis’s expert personal injury solicitors will take on as much responsibility for your claim as possible, so you can keep your attention on the things that matter.
We can help in the following ways:
Our personal injury team is renowned as one of the best in the UK. We are dedicated in our commitment to securing the cycling accident compensation you are entitled to and will be by your side throughout the process.
If you were injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you’re usually able to make a claim for compensation. Each person’s eligibility to claim compensation depends on their unique circumstances. To build a case for compensation, your solicitor needs to prove:
The best way to learn whether or not you’re eligible to claim is to speak to a solicitor. The team at Switalskis has many years of combined experience in making cycle accident compensation claims. By discussing your specific circumstances, we’ll be able to tell you if you’re eligible to claim and get the process started.
It can feel daunting to launch a personal injury claim, especially if you don’t know how long it will take or what to expect. In fact, while claims can take a long time, they are usually relatively straightforward. Most of the time, your solicitor will take on the bulk of the responsibility.
Here’s how the personal injury claims process usually unfolds:
No matter how long the process takes, your Switalskis solicitor will remain steadfast in fighting for the outcome you deserve.
Every personal injury claim is different, and compensation amounts depend heavily on the individual circumstances. For example, factors like the nature of your injuries, damage to your bike, the impact the event will have on your life moving forward, and other factors will affect how much compensation you could receive.
Compensation breaks down into general damages and special damages. General damages are determined by the injuries you experienced.
Special damages aim to cover any financial losses that arose as a result of your accident and are particular to your claim. This might include costs related to medical treatment, repairs to your bike, or lost earnings. For more serious, long-term injuries, you may need to modify your home or car to accommodate you, and special damages will provide the money you need for this.
Personal injury claims come in various shapes and sizes, each with its own set of rules, challenges and considerations. At Switalskis, we've got the expertise to handle a wide range of personal injury claims. Here's a quick rundown of the various types of personal injury claims we can help you with:
Switalskis is the go-to firm for cycle accident claims. A compensation claim may seem daunting, but with help and support from a trusted legal partner, it doesn’t have to be.
Call us today on 0800 1380 458 or contact us through the website to start discussing your claim with a personal injury expert.