Take a look at the most common types of bike accident we deal with.
We’ve all been there; one minute you’re cycling along without a care in the world, the next your face is kissing the tarmac, leaving you with a bashed-up bike or worse. We specialize in pothole claims and our success rate in recovering damages for both bike and body is unrivalled.
Motorists sometimes cause spillages on the road surface by overfilling their tank or by not securing their fuel cap correctly. This can cause cyclists to slip and suffer accidents on the road. Other instances where a spillage can pose a risk to other more vulnerable road users, is when a haulage company driver splits their load or roadworks site has not been cleared properly after the work has been completed.
When an oncoming car turns right across the path of a cyclist leaving them with nowhere to go but into the negligent driver's car, leading to the dreaded phrase "Sorry mate, I didn’t see you". There is often a ‘frank’ exchange of words where the cyclist points out to the motorist that quite obviously she or he was there to be seen!
Another common cause of cycle accidents is the instance where a driver emerges through 'Give Way' markings to the left or right of the correctly proceeding cyclist, often through slow moving or queueing traffic, effectively ‘T-boning’ the poor cyclist and taking them out. Yet another "Sorry mate, I didn't see you" or 'SMIDSY' moment.
We are all so careful when entering or exiting a roundabout, but motorists routinely fail to see us because they are so intent on looking for other motorists. Although these are often widely disputed and complicated claims, we are successful in over 95% of cases.
Bike Component Failure
Component failure can be caused by faulty manufacturer parts or negligent fitting or repair by a professional mechanic. A component failure on a bike, whether it be the sudden failure of a tube or fork, or something as simple as a loose bolt, can lead to an accident just as serious as one resulting from a collision with a driver or pothole, as it can cause immediate loss of balance and control of the bike.