Cycling & Bicycle Accident Claims

Posted by downessolicitors on June 8th, 2021

If you have been injured in a bicycle accident where you may have been hit by a car or knocked off your bike by a car while cycling on the road if the accident was not your fault you may be entitled to make a bicycle accident injury claim for compensation.After a bicycle accident you may be entitled to cycling accident compensation for the following:

Personal injuries:

This includes all visible physical injuries from severe bruising to broken bones as well as invisible psychological injuries such as depression if they can be shown to be caused as a direct result of the accident.

Bicycle damage:

If the bike can be repaired and the cost of repairing it is less than what the bike was worth before the accident, you can claim the repair costs. If your bike is damaged beyond repair or the cost of repair is higher than the value of the bike, then you can claim compensation that is equal to its value before the accident. You will need to provide the necessary paperwork and written estimates from bicycle shops to claim for bike damage.

Property damage:

You are entitled toa workplace accident claims solicitorif any of your items were damaged in the accident. This would include any item of clothing, your cycling helmet, or any additional attachments on your bike.

Loss of earnings:

If you are forced to stay away from work because of injuries sustained in the cycle accident, you can claim for loss of earnings. You will need to provide evidence of how much you would have earned if you had not been forced to miss work. If you are a paid employee, loss of earnings covers all possible sources of income from basic pay to bonuses. If you are self-employed, your potential loss of profits can be taken into consideration. If you were unemployed and looking for work at the time of the accident, you can still claim compensation for potential loss of earnings if the accident kept you from getting work.

Additional travel costs:

If your bicycle was your chief means of transport and post the accident you are forced to take public transportation or make other arrangements, you can claim compensation based on the mileage traveled. In all the above scenarios, you will need to produce receipts and other documentation to substantiate any bicycle accident claims. It is not an easy or straightforward process, and it is always better to contact a personal injury solicitor than to try and file a compensation claim by yourself.

Immediately after the bicycle accident, if possible, you should get off the road and out of danger. Evaluate your injuries and call an ambulance or ask for somebody to call an ambulance if you are badly injured. Meanwhile, ask people around you if they saw what happened and if they would be willing to come forward as witnesses.

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