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There has been a surge in the popularity of cycling in recent years, but cyclists remain amongst the most vulnerable of our road users. In fact, government statistics show that cyclists accounted for 6 per cent of all road accident fatalities and 15 per cent of all serious injuries. Whilst the weather, road conditions and equipment can be factors in some cycling injuries, the most serious injuries and fatalities usually involve other road users.

If you’ve been injured in a cycling accident that wasn’t your fault, or you were partly at fault, you may be entitled to make a cycling accident compensation claim.

As one of the UK’s leading law firms in representing vulnerable road users, including seriously injured cyclists, our specialist team support you through every step of the way, from start to finish and thereafter. From providing specialist legal representation to securing you the best rehabilitation, our team provide a complete service.

When making a claim with us, we take control of the legal process and communicate with you regularly to keep you updated as your claim progresses. We've been representing seriously injured cyclists for over 32 years so you are in good hands.

Whatever happened to cause your injury, the sooner you or a member of your family gets in touch with us, the better. We have a track record of success in difficult and disputed liability cases, and in cases where cyclists weren’t wearing a helmet at the time of their accident.

Why choose Serious Law LLP for your cycling accident claim?

At Serious Law, we specialise exclusively in serious injury cases. Over the last 32 years, we’ve worked on hundreds of No Win No Fee cases involving cyclists and we’ve achieved many successful multi-million pound serious injury compensation awards. Several of our solicitors are cyclists, so we understand the challenges that cyclists face and relate to our clients’ accident circumstances.

We understand that a serious cycling injury can have devastating consequences such as you being unable to work for a period of time. Our specialist solicitors will therefore help to secure you financial assistance whilst your claim progresses.

Considering the long-term impact of an injury is also extremely important. Our expert cycling accident solicitors recognise this and help to put in place the long-term support you may need.

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More than compensation – a service tailored to you

Getting the right solicitor with the right depth of serious injury expertise to support you and your family is incredibly important, as it has a bearing on the quality of life that you will enjoy in future.

Each serious cycling accident case is different, so at Serious Law, we use our years of experience to help you and your family to manage all the challenges you face. For example, to give you peace of mind and financial stability, we work to secure interim payments whilst carefully assessing the full future implications of your injury for you and your family. We can also help to arrange your care, physiotherapy and rehabilitation, and organise any housing and transport adaptations – all tailored to your specific needs.

Over the years, the Serious Law team has built excellent relationships with many of the country’s leading bicycle accident reconstruction and serious injury health and rehabilitation professionals. Their knowledge, together with our depth of serious injury and cycling accident legal expertise is a formidable combination – it means that we put the right things in place for our clients at the right time, and achieve the maximum award settlements they need to rebuild their lives.

Although from a keen cycling family we had not been involved in any serious road traffic accidents. So when I was knocked off my bike, it was unfortunately a new and very unpleasant experience for me and my family.
From the moment we contacted Serious Law we were put fully at ease. They are professional, caring and have the experience to understand the situation we were in. Should we ever find ourselves in a similar situation, I wouldn’t consider going anywhere else."
Jan, serious cycling injury client

More than that though, our solicitors are caring professionals. As serious injury legal experts, we have worked through the compensation process hundreds of times, but we understand that it is all new and sometimes completely overwhelming for our clients and their families.

At Serious Law, our solicitors take the time to explain what is happening and why. We provide reassurance to you and your family at every stage, so you can feel comfortable about asking any question, any time.

We think our serious injury credentials set us apart from other law firms, as does the care and the commitment that we offer to our clients.

Cycling accident client stories

    • Type of injury: Orthopaedic
    • Cause: Road traffic accident
    • Settlement: Significant six figure settlement
    • Comments: Sophie sustained multiple orthopaedic injuries after her bicycle was caught by a passing tractor, resulting in her being dragged under the vehicle and the attached slurry tanker.

    • Type of injury: Orthopaedic
    • Cause: Road traffic accident
    • Settlement: Five figure settlement
    • Comments: Edward was riding his bicycle on the near side of a lorry as they approached a pedestrian crossing. As the lights turned amber the lorry driver decided to try and 'beat the lights' resulting in a collision with our client.

    • Type of injury: Orthopaedic
    • Cause: Dangerous driving
    • Settlement:
    • Comments: Jeremy sustained a range or orthopaedic injuries after a car, travelling in the opposite direction, turned across his path. Although no contact was made, our client was forced to take action to avoid a collision which resulted in him falling from his bicycle.

    • Type of injury: Orthopaedic
    • Cause: Cycling accident
    • Settlement: Significant five figure sum
    • Comments: In this case, our client was a cyclist involved in a road traffic accident where the Defendant made a right turn across our client's path, causing a collision. Our client was thrown from his bicycle and sustained serious injuries.

    • Type of injury: Brain injury
    • Cause: Road traffic accident
    • Settlement: Multi-million pound settlement
    • Comments: Following specialist legal representation from Serious Law LLP, Jim was awarded substantial compensation for his severe brain injury. We helped to put in place everything he and his wife needed to secure their future together, and we continue to provide Jim’s Court of Protection services.

Frequently Asked Questions about Cycling Accident Claims

How long does a cycling accident compensation claim take?

It is difficult to provide a definitive answer for how long your cycling accident compensation claim may take, as it depends on a number of different factors. Some of the factors that will be considered include: the seriousness of your injuries, establishing fault and liability and ensuring the right rehabilitation and treatment is organised and accessible to you.

Each cycling accident claim is different, therefore the length of time your claim may take to settle will depend on the circumstances of your individual case.

How much compensation will I receive for a cycling accident?

The amount of compensation for cycling accidents can vary considerably. Some of the factors that may determine the amount of compensation include the level of injury sustained, response to rehabilitation and longer-term impact of your injury. In addition, past and future financial losses and damages will be considered, as well as care and living requirements.

Our firm has a reputation of securing high compensation awards for our clients. We do everything we can to maximise your compensation to facilitate a comfortable and secure future. Find out more about how compensation is calculated.

What evidence will I need to make a cycling accident claim?

We understand that cycling injuries can happen in an instant. As a result, you may be in shock and overwhelmed. As soon as you recall or remember the details, make sure to take note of them, no matter what they are.

If possible, at the time, make sure to get the contact details of any witnesses or others involved in the accident. As long as you have the key details documented, we can help you with the rest.

Our specialist team have developed strong, trusted relationships with many of the UK’s leading medical experts and accident investigators, therefore we are able to acquire the necessary medical evidence to strengthen your case and ensure that liability is appropriately proportioned.

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How to make a cycling accident claim

Cycling accident claims can be complex. Therefore, it is important to instruct a specialist cycling accident solicitor to represent you.

When you feel ready, you can book a free consultation with one of our friendly and understanding solicitors who will provide you with expert legal advice and help you begin the claims process, should you wish to make a claim with us.

We understand that you will contact us at a difficult time. Our team will listen and take the time to understand your individual situation and will always be happy to help and support you.

After sustaining a serious injury, we understand you may be shaken up and it may be difficult for you to know whether the accident was your fault. If this is the case and you feel unsure, it is best to speak to a member of our team so that we can help.

Call us on 0330 058 0377 or fill out the form above or below and we will call you back to discuss your situation.

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