If you have been involved in an accident and have suffered an injury, or any kind of loss, whilst riding your bike, Claim for Cycle can help.
It may be that you have been knocked off your bike by another vehicle, hit a pothole, or suffered due to another’s negligence.
Whatever your circumstances we offer a free initial consultation and will give you an honest appraisal of your claim and the likely outcome of any action we make take.
Call us on the number above or simply click on Start your Claim and fill in our contact form. We will give you an honest appraisal of your claim and its possible outcome free of charge.
We will work with you to establish all the facts to support your claim. We will also commission reports from medical and technical experts to build up the evidence for a successful claim.
We will use our expertise to produce a compelling legal argument based on the facts of your claim. We will then negotiate the best possible outcome, arranging representation in Court if required.
Negotiation is not always straightforward, the first offer on the table is not always the best one. We will always go ‘the extra mile’ to make sure that our clients get maximum compensation.
It’s easy to tell you that we are the best thing since sliced bread, but the truth is we love what we do, we are fiercely competitive and never settle for second best.
We understand that it may not be convenient to talk during office hours so we can usually arrange to discuss matters at a time that suits you.
We are experts in our field of law and we work closely with medical experts to produce the reports to support any injury claim and any likely long-term effects to your quality of life.
It may be that you have an injury which is a minor inconvenience and you are compensated and back to fitness in no time. Unfortunately, some injuries can be life changing, if this is the case, it is vital that you choose the right solicitor to manage your claim. We will ensure that your future losses, including loss of earnings and expenses are factored in and in more serious cases, negotiate a financial package to ensure your ongoing care.
In the event of a serious injury, it can take a long time before the consequences and extent of such an injury can be assessed. It may be that you are suffering financial hardship due to being unable to work, should this happen we will often be able negotiate an interim settlement to help you through this difficult period.
We are keen cyclists, we ride on and off road. Whether you ride on tarmac or mud, sportives, enduro or just for the love of it, we understand that your bike is often your pride and joy and that you may have invested a large sum of money in it and other associated equipment.
Often you may have upgraded components, customised your bike, or even hand built it from scratch. You need to be sure that you are dealing with a solicitor that understands the true worth of your bike and your equipment. Additionally, we partner with cycling industry experts who will review the specification of your bike and provide a report to ensure that you get the right amount for any damages you have sustained.
Vincenza Perkins Principal Solicitor
competing at the ‘Ard Rock Enduro’.
James lives to ride, he trains all winter and races in the summer. James was out riding and was hit by a car turning across him at a junction. He suffered some minor injuries and his expensive bike was a write off. We claimed for his injuries and negotiated an award that enabled him to replace his bike and other cycling gear as well as compensation for his injuries. This is what James says about Claim for Cycle:
‘I’m so pleased that I went with Claim for Cycle, they kept me informed at every stage and made sure that I got the best deal for my accident. My friend made a claim with another company, he wished he’d gone with Claim for Cycle when he heard about my result.’
Ms W loves the freedom of cycling, she enjoys being out in the fresh air and keeping fit. Unfortunately she was hit by a driver who claimed not to have seen her. Ms W suffered extensive injuries as a result of the drivers negligence. Claim for Cycle worked with her through her recovery over a 2 year period, organising specialist consultants and rehabilitation. Ms W was awarded a six figure sum for her damages, she says:
‘I am so very grateful for all of your work and feel exceptionally lucky in many ways but right up there is that someone recommended you to me’.
As Chairman of the ‘Olde Victoria Cyclists’, Ben likes to lead from the front. He was leading a club ride when he hit some unmarked road modifications and came off his bike. It is the responsibility of the local council to ensure that any changes to the roads are clearly marked. Ben suffered some injuries and his bike was written off. He contacted Claim for Cycle and a short time later Ben was able to resume his duties as club chairman on his new bike. Ben says:
‘It was helpful that Claim for Cycle were able to discuss my claim out of hours. I’m not always able to talk during the day, so this was an important factor. I was really happy with the outcome, I got a new bike and my wife got her patio, win-win!’
If you have been involved in an any incident whilst riding your bike that was not your fault and you have suffered an injury or losses as a result, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. Typical examples include being hit by another vehicle, hitting a pothole or road works, perhaps a pedestrian or loose animal ran out in front of you and you crashed avoiding them.
Yes, if the accident was not your fault and you have been involved in a road traffic accident with an uninsured or untraced driver, we will claim on your behalf from the Motor Insurer’s Bureau. The MIB deals with claims arising from uninsured or untraced drivers and provides a source of compensation when there is no insurer to claim from.
The timescale of any claim usually depends on the extent of your injuries. If you have suffered minor injuries and recover quickly your claim may be concluded within a few weeks – months. If your injuries are of a more serious nature, it could take considerably longer. It is important that the full impact of your injuries is taken in to account to ensure that you get the maximum compensation for your accident.
Once the defendant has admitted liability it is usually possible to negotiate an interim payment to bridge the gap until your claim is concluded, this payment is part of your award and will be deducted from your final settlement.
Yes, any out of pocket expenses that you incur as a result of your cycle accident can be claimed for. You may also be able to claim for the expenses of any 3rd parties that assist you, for instance travelling to hospital or other journeys, care and assistance and their additional expenses that are a result of your accident.
It is always more practical and quicker for both parties to try and sort things out by negotiation rather than rushing into court proceedings. If your case goes to court, it may not even be necessary for you to attend, however should you need to attend Court we will always be there to advise and organise representation for you.
Yes, any damage to your bike, helmet and anything else damaged as a result of your accident are part of your claim and you will be compensated for the cost of repair or replacement of those items.
You can still make a claim for any cycle accident up to three years after the date of the accident. If you were under 18 at the time of the accident you can make a claim up to 3 years after your 18th birthday.
We can act for you using your legal cover and you do not have to use a firm of solicitors that the insurers suggest. We have a proven history of achieving the best settlement you are entitled to – at no cost to you.
We like a challenge and have won many cases that were turned down by 1,2 even 3 other solicitors! Click the ‘Start your Claim’ button or telephone us – what have you got to lose?
We are a small firm with a big reputation, as such your cycle claim is important to us and we will work hard to ensure that you get the best result.
Unlike other firms who may pass your file between solicitors or even farm it out, your claim will be dealt with by one experienced solicitor from start to finish.
One point of contact, working with you to ensure that you get the best possible outcome.