Bicycle injury claim
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident which was not your fault you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
You may have been hit by or knocked off your bike by a vehicle while riding on the road or a designated cycle lane, or as a result of an unavoidable pothole.
Some of the most common causes of accidents involving cyclists occur through distracted driving, driver fatigue, unsafe lane changes and impaired driving which also comes into play.
Cycling has always been a popular pastime with people taking to two wheels from a very early age and has become an important means of eco-friendly transport and exercise.
Increasing popularity has unfortunately led to more conflict with other road users and as a consequence more accidents and incidences of serious injury and on occasions fatalities.
Even where injuries may only be minor, the cost of damage caused to expensive bikes can run into hundreds even thousands of euros.
Cyclists are, in the main, responsible road users and often car drivers themselves and are well aware of their vulnerability and the risks they take, but as it is not required by law, very few have insurance to cover them against injury or damage to their equipment.
Wearing helmets and highly visible protective clothing helps but many cyclists seem to underestimate the financial and personal cost of sustaining injury. Broken limbs at the very least can mean time off work and loss of earnings. More serious injuries can have life changing consequences, but without insurance to cover costs the only recourse they have is to seek compensation from those they believe were to blame for the accident.
Seeking financial compensation can play an important role
In the process of recovery as traumatic injuries along with financial loss can be extremely costly when trying to place yourself back in the same position prior to an incident.
It is also important to consider the long term implications that can stem from such incidents such as depression, anxiety and even post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which can cause psychological changes after the event.
Dealing with this at a time where the victims are in great distress and suffering the effects of possible injury and pain is where we can help.
If you’ve been in an accident on your bike and sustained an injury we can help with advice about the legal process, deal with insurers and where appropriate the authorities.
Regardless of the injury it is crucial that you contact your medical practitioner as soon as possible after the incident so that a medical report can be prepared for any potential future claim.
Where injuries are more serious, we will aim to steer you through rehab and seek to secure interim compensation to help with treatment and buying specialist equipment that you may need to get you back on your feet as soon as possible.
Our team of experienced personal injury lawyers can give you an objective and honest assessment of your case and your chance of making a successful claim.