If you have been injured in a cycling accident, our Personal Injury solicitors can help you make a cycling accident compensation claim.

As a cyclist, you are vulnerable on the roads and have little protection if involved in a collision, especially if struck by a motor vehicle. In such cases, the injuries sustained can be extremely serious and debilitating.

Our personal injury solicitors will start by providing accident claim advice that is expert and clear, practical as well as personal. Whatever you are up against, we will first understand it and then apply all our expertise to get you the right outcome.

There are often issues to consider which are particular to cycling accidents, such as rights of way in special cycle lanes, and any effect that failure to wear a cycle helmet or other protective clothing may have on cycling accident claims.

A driver’s motor insurance will cover claims brought by cyclists, but if the motorist is not insured or you do not know their identity, it may still be possible to bring cycling accident claims through the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB).

If you have been involved in a bicycle accident and need someone to turn to, our cycling accident solicitors can help you get back on track with practical and personal advice. What’s more, our solicitors have more than thirty years of experience securing bicycle accident compensation.

A driver’s motor insurance will often cover claims brought by cyclists, but if the motorist is not insured, or you do not know their identity, you may still be able to receive justice by bringing a cycling accident claim through the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB). So, whatever you are up against, we will apply our expertise to bring you the best outcome.

Our Specialist Approach

Our personal injury solicitors will listen and understand your situation before applying their expertise and experience to get you the right outcome. Dealing with every detail in a sensitive and professional manner, our team understands the impact cycling accidents and injury can have on life.

After providing you with accident claim advice that is practical as well as personal, our lawyers will work to recover the expenses you have incurred since the accident. This may include loss of earnings, the cost of home adaptions, and medical care.

Why Use Trethowans?

Our cycling accident solicitors deal with different types of bicycle accident injuries, with particular experience in those causing serious and catastrophic injuries.

In all cases, we understand that our clients have suffered injury and loss and our solicitors will always aim to provide you with the best legal advice and representation.

Free Consultation

During your free consultation, one of our experienced personal injury lawyers will explain the process of making a cycling accident claim and the options that are available to you. This time also allows you to address any additional concerns you have.

Recognised in the Head Injury Solicitor 2022, Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners

We are recommended as a Top Tier Firm in The Legal 500 2024 UK Guide, and in the Chambers Guide too.

No win no fee solicitors

We are recognised no-win, no-fee solicitors which means you can access the expert help you need to make a compensation claim with no financial risk. With no upfront costs, we specialise in providing you with the very best service to get the very best outcome.

Contact Us to Book a Free Consultation

For more information about how we can help you make a cycling accident claim, please contact us to book a free consultation today.

We have offices located across the south of England. If you’d prefer to pop in and discuss a personal injury claim in-person for you or on behalf of someone else, with a member of the team, you can find us in:

Cycling Accident FAQs

  • Anybody over the age of 18 who has been injured in a bicycle accident that was not their fault can make a cycling accident claim. If the injured party is under 18 at the time of the accident, a parent or legal guardian can start a claim on their behalf before their 18th birthday. Under the terms of fatal injury claim law, a spouse, civil partner, parent, or child of the deceased, may be entitled to compensation.

  • There are many different types of cycling accidents that you can claim for, including if the accident was caused by defective equipment, poor road conditions, or another road vehicle. Some examples of common types of cycling accidents include hit and run, negligent driving, uneven road surfaces, uninsured drivers, and mechanical faults.

  • If you have been hit by an uninsured car, you can still make a cycling accident claim. Cyclists injured in an accident involving an uninsured car or driver may be able to claim compensation through the Motor Insurer’s Bureau (MIB). The MIB is a private company that compensates victims of road collisions caused by untraceable and uninsured drivers.

  • Every motorist is legally required to have insurance for the vehicle they are driving. It is this insurance policy that an injured cyclist will be able to claim from. Cyclists do not have insurance like motorists, but it is possible to purchase accident coverage. Car insurance policies often have limits and typically, do not cover physical damages to your bicycle or financial losses that you incur due to cycling accidents or injuries.

  • Home insurance is unlikely to cover bicycle accidents involving you and your bike. While some home policies will cover the damage to your bike, it is unlikely to cover you while riding your bicycle or in the event of an accident or collision.

  • The amount you can claim for a cycling accident depends on the severity of the circumstance. Compensation is to help injured individuals get back to the physical, emotional, and economic position they were in before the accident. Cycling accident claims typically vary between £1000 and £300,000 depending on the injuries sustained.

  • Settling a claim takes no set length of time and considers a range of different factors such as the nature of the accident and the extent of the injury. Claims are also likely to consider the course of treatment, recovery time, and a new standard of life for the victim. Gathering evidence and negotiations can also impact how long it takes to receive cycling accident compensation. Typically, simple cases are resolved within six months, but complex cases will take longer.

  • There are many reasons why bicycle injuries happen. Some include driver negligence, uneven road surfaces, unclear road markings, missing road signs, faulty traffic lights, and mechanical faults.

  • If you are already in the process of making a claim and wish to change your solicitors to Trethowans, get in touch with us today to see how we can help.

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