If you've never been involved in a cycling accident before, the initial shock can leave you not really knowing what to do.
There are few key steps you should take immediately following the accident and in the days after it to ensure that you are not left at a financial loss and to ensure that you recover properly from any injuries you have sustained.
When it comes to injury, it can be easy to think that a minor scratch or bruise does not need to be assessed by a medical professional. We would highly recommend that even if you believe yourself to have only minor injuries, you get checked by a medical professional as soon as possible, so that they can provide an assessment and ensure a swift and successful recovery.
If a vehicle was involved in the incident then you should try and take down the registration number if possible, as well as the insurance details, name and address of the person driving the vehicle. In addition, if there are any witnesses present then you should also seek to take down their details too. This can be highly useful should you find yourself in a position to pursue a claim for compensation, especially given that cyclists fall into the category of Vulnerable Road Users.
In some situations the cycle accident is caused by faults in the road. This can include potholes, poorly maintained infrastructure, or spillages that cause a slip. We recommend that you take photographic evidence of this, as well as the damage it may have caused to your bike. It's a good idea generally to make sure you document and photograph any damage your bike, kit or any equipment before you get them repaired. It's also a good idea to keep receipts of any repairs you pay for following the accident.
When we pursue a claim for compensation on behalf of our clients, we need as much detail and factual information as possible.
This means that to ensure that the details of the incident are as clear as possible, it's good to speak to a solicitor at the earliest possible opportunity to ensure it is still fresh in your mind. It is also essential you choose a solicitor with in-depth experience in handling cycle accident compensation claims.
At Cycle Accident Claims Management, our cycle accident specialist solicitors have over 25 years in winning compensation for cycle accident claims.
We will pursue all evidence to ensure your case is successful and may be able to handle your claim on a No, Win, No Fee basis, meaning if we aren’t successful, you won’t be charged any fees. Our team will be proactive in helping you get the compensation you deserve for any injuries or financial loss you have incurred, as well as for any medical treatment and adjustments you may require.
Finding out whether you have good prospects for gaining compensation or not couldn't be easier. All you need to do is send us an enquiry with details of what happened, or you can call us directly on 0800 093 6313.