There are more of us cycling than ever before meaning cyclists are now often competing with motor vehicles for the same space. In this day and age cyclists are vulnerable road users especially when there are also more motor vehicles on our roads. Unfortunately accidents do happen where a cyclist is hit by a reckless driver.
In 2016 the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) reported 18,477 cyclists were injured in reported road traffic accidents, including 3,499 who were killed or seriously injured.
I have recently been instructed on a case where my client was cycling correctly when a third party vehicle which was coming from the opposite side has suddenly attempted to overtake a moped, in doing so has crossed over on to our client’s side of the road and clipped his handle bars, unbalancing him and knocking him off his bike. Not only was my client knocked off his bike the vehicle then ran over his leg causing a serious fracture to his leg. My client has had to undergo surgery to his leg. unfortunately this accident has seriously impacted on my client’s life. Whilst the case is currently in the initial stages I am confident we will settle this case in our client’s favour.
Where you have been injured as a result of a third party motorist, you may have a claim for compensation. This can include compensation not only for your pain, suffering and loss of amenity, but also medical bills, rehabilitation costs, loss of earnings, damaged to your bicycle, and damage to property on your person such as a mobile phone, laptop, items of clothing, watches, jewellery, helmets at the time of the accident to list a few.
If you have been involved in a cyclist road traffic accident then we are here to give you the time and attention you deserve. We will ensure your award for compensation is maximised and you are compensated accordingly.