Cycle Accident claims
Have you been involved in a cycle accident that wasn’t your fault?
Cycling can leave you vulnerable to many factors that could lead to an accident resulting in a serious injury however, it’s also important to note that following a bicycle accident, many people can – and do – suffer from, emotional distress.
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident within the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault then contact us at DIYPI personal injury, we will get you back on the road to recovery as quickly as possible.
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Making a cycle accident claim
While occupants travelling in cars account for the greatest number of road traffic accident casualties annually, that’s hardly surprising. Given that cars make up 80% of traffic on UK roads.
What comes as a more startling statistic is the fact that as recently as 2016, some 18,477 cyclists were injured as a result of RTA’s. A figure of which, and according to ROSPA, also comprised of 3,499 either seriously injured or killed.
Looking at associated figures available for 2018, and again, studies make for grim reading. 13,345 reported suffering slight injuries, compared to 4,106 who were confirmed as receiving serious injuries, while 99 bike riders were tragically killed. All the above counts of both injuries and deaths, being caused by RTA’s.
To add another layer to this hard-hitting stat, the figures depicted above are only the ones that have been reported to police. Many serious casualties involving a cyclist – and leading to subsequent hospitalisation – are not officially recorded.
Did you know?
Were you aware that men are considered far more likely to be involved in cycling accidents than females? A statement supported by more eyebrow-raising facts released in 2016, which pointed at 81% of those injured in a reported RTA were male.
read department for transport for further statistics.
Physical effects of a cycle accident
Bicycle accidents can cause serious injuries, Injuries to the head cause the most fatalities and long-term disabilities in bicycle accidents. Some people walk away with only minor bruises, whilst other people have severe injuries that have lasting physical effects for the rest of their lives. The injuries sustained can be facial injuries, broken teeth, fractured jaw, broken nose and vision.
Nearly all bicycle accidents suffer bodily trauma and musculoskeletal injuries like broken bones.
These intense emotions can lead to avoidance. Some victims of bicycle accidents on the roads may consciously seek to avoid cycling again. Such examples of avoidance might include not going to work, failing to attend appointments, events, school, etc. All due to the dormant fear of being involved in another accident. When symptoms start getting in the way of day-to-day functioning, it may be a sign to take action.
In addition to a serious physical injury, some cyclists suffer from psychological stress too.
During the healing process – the duration of which fluctuates from person to person, depending on injuries and personal circumstances – some people notice signs of increased stress. One such condition often cited being Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (or PTSD).
Elsewhere, anxiety, depression, anguish, fearfulness, issues with sleep and reoccurring nightmares about the crash can play out.
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Frequently asked Questions
Can I claim for my bike and kit?
Yes, the value of your belongings including your bike and any other kit damaged in your accident will be included when calculating your compensation.
I got my bike through the cycle to work scheme, can I still claim?
Yes you can still claim as the company will put the bike in the employees name when purchasing.
How DIYPI can help with a cycle accident claim.......
With access to the top personal injury lawyers in the country our experienced team will find the right lawyer for your case and work hard to gain you the full amount of compensation you deserve.
Our friendly team treat each claim with the upmost care and attention to ensure that we secure you the most fair and reasonable financial outcome possible. With a free claims assessment and No Win No Fee* policy, you’ve got nothing to lose.
*What is 'No Win No Fee'?*
A No Win No Fee agreement, also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) in the legal world, is an arrangement between a claimant and solicitor. In simple terms a ‘No Win No Fee’ arrangement means that you will not pay a fee if your claim is unsuccessful.
*No Win No Fee * typically customers pay 25% of the amount recovered to our solicitors, although this will be subject to your individual circumstances and the actual fee may be more or less than this.
If you cancel the claim after the cooling-off period of 14 days you may be charged a cancellation fee by the solicitor.