Cycle accident claims

Cycle accident claims

For getting your life back on track

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.

To see if you are eligible for road traffic accident compensation, please call our Switalskis team on 0800 1380 458, or get in touch with us through our website to find out more about how we can help.

How Switalskis can help

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:

  • We’ll apply our expert knowledge of cycling accident claims to provide comprehensive advice tailored to your needs. Our team will be extremely thorough when reviewing evidence to make sure we build the strongest possible case.
  • We recognise the importance of communication, and we’ll take the time to listen to your story. That way, we can build our legal strategy around your needs.
  • We know that a serious cycling accident can take an emotional toll, and you may need more than legal advice. We’ll also be there to provide any emotional support you need during this time.
  • We generally provide services on a no win, no fee basis, but we will also discuss with you any other funding options that may be available.

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.

Read what our clients had to say about the help they received from Switalskis

Am I eligible to claim compensation?

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:

  • That you experienced an accident as a result of someone else’s negligence. Negligence on the road can take many forms, from negligence on the part of a driver, to inaccurate signage and information, to poor maintenance of the road itself.
  • That you sustained an injury.

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.

How does the cycle accident claims process work?

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:

Step 1: Initial consultation

In our first meeting, we’ll talk about the specifics of your situation. We need to understand what caused your cycling accident, the circumstances around it, and the injuries you sustained as a result. Then, we can tell you whether you’re able to pursue a claim.

Step 2: Establishing your claim

Our next step is to start building your case. This means collecting evidence that shows what happened to you. We may look at medical records, speak to experts, contact any eyewitnesses to the accident and pursue any other lines of enquiry that might support your claim.

Step 3: Notifying the defendant

We’ll send a letter of claim to the person we think is responsible for your accident - or, in some situations, to their insurance company. They’ll have four months to respond

Step 4: Negotiation

If the other party accepts that they are liable, once we have gathered appropriate evidence and information, we’ll negotiate over the amount of compensation you should receive. Most cases end in an out-of-court settlement, but this may not be a quick process. We’ll always strive to make sure you receive the maximum amount of compensation that you are entitled to.

Step 5: Court proceedings (where necessary)

We may need to take your case to court to get the compensation you’re owed. Switalskis will represent you in court and use the case we’ve built to give you the best possible chance of success.

Step 6: Settlement and compensation:

When your case reaches a successful resolution, you’ll receive your compensation. If another party accepts liability but the negotiation process takes a long time, we may be able to claim a portion of your settlement early in the form of interim payments. This can help to offset any financial difficulties that might arise before your claim is finished.

No matter how long the process takes, your Switalskis solicitor will remain steadfast in fighting for the outcome you deserve.

How much are cycle accident compensation claims worth?

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.

Contact us today and let's start your journey towards recovery together. Call us today on 0800 1380 458, or get in touch via our form.

Our cycle accident claims specialists

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Mark HollinghurstDirector and Solicitor
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Ewan BainSenior Associate Solicitor
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Louise MoorePortal Co-ordinator
Katrina ElseySenior Associate Litigation Executive
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Why Switalskis?

Though claiming compensation might not be your first thought following an accident, making a claim can help you in more ways than you think. At Switalskis, our expert and compassionate solicitors will work on your behalf so you can focus on your recovery.

Clarity in complexity

Legal terminology can be confusing. Our aim is to explain things in a clear and manageable way. Your solicitor will stay in touch throughout the process and answer any questions, so you’ll always know what’s going on with your case.

Empathy at every step

A cycling accident can be scary, regardless of the injuries sustained. It can give you anxiety about getting back on the road, and make you suddenly lose a sense of freedom. We know how that feels. We’re not just here to provide legal advice - we’ll support you in whatever ways we can and be a shoulder to lean on at a difficult time.

Expertise you can trust

Every member of our team is an expert in personal injury claims. Our high success rate and significant degree of experience demonstrate our expertise. To us, that’s vital. When pursuing a compensation claim that could make a difference to your life, working with experts can give you the reassurance that you’ve got the highest chances of success. We’ll always do everything we can to achieve the best result possible for you.

Championing your rights

Making a compensation claim can help to shed light on risk and prevent other people from facing similar experiences. It’s not just about compensation. It’s about making your voice heard and demanding accountability from those who were responsible for your injuries. As your legal team, Switalskis will amplify your voice and make sure you make yourself heard during this process.

What are the types of personal injury claims?

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:

Find out how Switalskis can help you

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.

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