The team at Poole Alcock includes a number of keen cyclists who commute to work and enjoy cycling as a hobby or as a competitive sport. We therefore understand the frustration that can occur following a cycling accident.
If you have suffered personal injury following a cycling accident, then you may be entitled to compensation if the accident was caused by:
- other road users
- potholes on the road
- poorly designed cycle lanes
- a faulty bike.
We are able to help with the following:
- investigating liability, including interviewing witnesses
- compensation for the immediate injuries suffered, taking into account any long-term symptoms.
In addition to compensation for your injuries, we can help you to recover all expenses reasonably incurred and caused by the accident such as:
- replacement cycling helmet
- damaged clothing
- repairs to bike or replacement
- cancellation costs of race entry/holiday
- travel expenses to and from medical appointments
- pain relief costs/prescription charges
- loss of earnings
- medical treatment costs.
As cyclists, we understand that one of your priorities will be to recover quickly; therefore we can put you in touch with a medical expert local to you to help get you back on your bike as quickly as possible.
Court proceedings must normally be commenced within three years of the date of your accident. If Court proceedings are not commenced within the three year period then your claim will be out of time. Although a Court does have the discretion to allow Court proceedings to be commenced and to continue after the three year period has expired this must not, and cannot, be relied on.
The three year period is different if, for example, the person injured was under 18 years of age at the time of their injury. In this case the three year period does not commence until their 18th birthday.
Funding your claim
If your claim has reasonable prospects of success then we will be happy to act for you on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. We will make enquiries to ensure ‘no win, no fee’ is appropriate to you. We will be happy to discuss other funding options with you.
If you have been involved in a cycling accident which was not your fault, then please contact us immediately. We will be happy to help and provide free initial advice.
There is no obligation to make a claim - you decide whether or not you wish to go ahead.
Poole Alcock’s personal injury department in Cheshire is accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and our expert solicitors include members of the Law Society Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme and APIL Senior Litigators.