Driver or rider error contributes to almost three quarters of reported cycling accidents in the UK. It’s impossible to prevent all accidents from occurring but with our support we can help those that have been affected receive the compensation that they deserve, helping them on the road to a full recovery and holding those that are to blame to account.
- Hit and run cycle accident claims
Drivers that are involved in an accident should stop to pass on their details to you and make sure you are ok. But, unfortunately, this isn’t always what happens despite the failure to stop being illegal. If you’ve been involved in a hit and run incident it is still possible to make a cycle accident claim even if those at fault can’t be traced.
Where this has happened, you should follow the typical steps of a road accident as much as possible. This includes writing down the registration number if you’re able to see it, asking witnesses for their details, and reporting the incident to the police. By following these steps, it can make claiming bicycle car accident settlement amounts easier.
- Bike accidents caused by poor road conditions
Poorly maintained roads can be just as dangerous as vehicles for cyclists. Bike accident claims can also be made against local authorities in some cases, such as if potholes or inadequate cycle paths were to blame for the incident. In some cases, you may even be able to make a claim against authorities when you were involved in a collision with a vehicle. This could be the case if a poor junction design meant that you were unable to properly see the flow of traffic.
As with all types of personal injury cases, where incidents are caused by poor road conditions, bicycle accident compensation amounts can vary from case to case.
- Bike accidents involving another vehicle
Most bike accidents don’t involve a vehicle but those that do can be very serious. If another road user caused you injury you may be able to make a claim for compensation. You will need to show that it was their fault the accident occurred, such as if they were not adhering to speed limits or failed to check their mirrors before pulling out at a junction, meaning they didn’t notice you. A hit by a car settlement takes a variety of factors into consideration, such as the long-term effects of the incident on your health or whether your bike was damaged in the car accident.
If you would like to find out more about cyclist hit by car settlement options and how we can help you, you can contact our professional team.