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Bicycle Accidents

Cyclists are one of the more vulnerable groups of road users, facing potential issues from both vehicle drivers and poor road conditions. Accidents can result in major injuries and financial stress, as well as expensive damage to equipment. Find out more about issues facing cyclists.

If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, you may be able to claim compensation for not only your injuries but also for resulting financial losses. Thorntons’ Personal Injury team can advise you if you have grounds for a claim and help you with the whole claims process

Mr B was awarded £15,000 after being struck by an HGV.

 

“Mr B was injured when he was struck by an HGV pulling out from a side road onto the main road on which Mr B was cycling. He was knocked from his bike and suffered a fracture of his shoulder and a number of ribs and a soft tissue injury to his right hip. His bike was also severely damaged as a result of the accident.”

Issues facing cyclists

Cyclists face a range of issues on the road and accidents can result in both injury and financial stress.

Unfortunately, bicycles can be easily obscured in a vehicle’s blind spot or in their windscreen pillars meaning that drivers can be left with limited or even no time to react and prevent a collision. Cyclists should always be given the same amount of room as a car for their road positioning and when overtaking.

Cyclists can also be injured as a result of the poor road surface or potholes.

If you are struck by a car or other vehicle or have an accident as a result of a pothole in the road, you may well suffer injuries such as whiplash, bruising, lacerations, a head injury or other physical or psychological injuries. These symptoms can take time to recover from and may require treatment such as physiotherapy for physical injuries or treatments such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for psychological injuries.

As well as injury, you may well suffer financial losses as a result of an accident, for instance due to having to take time off work, paying for treatment or needing assistance with activities of daily living.

You may also need to pay for repairs to your bike or need a new one following damage caused by the accident. In addition, your cycling gear, such as clothing and helmet, may have to be replaced.

We can help you claim for the compensation you are entitled to, addressing your financial losses as a result of the accident.

How can Thorntons help?

With our combined 175 years’ experience, our team of Personal Injury Solicitors have the expertise to assess the severity of your injury and the appropriate level of compensation that should be awarded. We have a proven track record in obtaining compensation for cyclists and, in most cases, act on a no win no fee basis, eliminating the financial risk for you.

You can start your claim today by calling us free on 0800 731 8434 or complete our enquiry form. We will discuss your situation confidentially, answer any questions you may have and advise you if you may be entitled to claim compensation for your bicycle accident. You can also take a look at our Claims Calculator to find out how much compensation you may be entitled to.

How can Thorntons help?

With our combined 175 years’ experience, our team of Personal Injury Solicitors have the expertise to assess the severity of your injury and the appropriate level of compensation that should be awarded. We have a proven track record in obtaining compensation for cyclists and, in most cases, act on a no win no fee basis, eliminating the financial risk for you.

You can start your claim today by calling us free on 0800 731 8434 or complete our enquiry form. We will discuss your situation confidentially, answer any questions you may have and advise you if you may be entitled to claim compensation for your bicycle accident. You can also take a look at our Claims Calculator to find out how much compensation you may be entitled to.

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