Case study of London cycling accident

It is true that the number of cycle claims in London will rise as the number of cyclists grows as is the case with accidents involving cars. London has a number of trouble spots where cycling accidents tend to occur and it is important to understand how the claims process works within the city limits for a situation where an accident has taken place.

If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in a cycling accident, not only will your bike likely be damaged, but you may also be injured to such a degree that you may need extensive medical treatment. In addition to that, you may not be able to work for a while until you recover, not to mention the psychological damage of the accident itself.

How to claim compensation for cycling accident?

It is only logical to pursue a personal injury claim for your cycling accident so that you may receive the compensation to help you recover physically, mentally and financially from your ordeal.

If the other party has found to be at fault in the situation, then they will be responsible for paying for the repairs to your bike and compensating you for the physical and mental trauma you have sustained. The process of submitting a cycling claim in London is very simple. The first thing you need to do is collect evidence to support your case. If you hire the personal injury solicitor, then the solicitor will gather information on your behalf through investigation.

Once the appropriate amount of information has been successfully gained from interviewing witnesses and speaking to medical professionals, your personal injury solicitor will contact the individual or group that you feel is responsible for the accident.

The individual or group in question, known as the defendant, then has 21 days in which to acknowledge that they have received the claim. Once they have done so, they have three months to decide whether they are going to settle the issue with you out of court, or whether or not they are going to challenge the situation. If they want to challenge it, they’ll need to provide counter-evidence.

 Cycling accident compensation case study

If you were injured in a cycling collision that was not your fault, then you may be able to claim compensation for personal injury. A good example of this is when Person A was on a bike ride. They were hit by a car that was turning onto a side street and sustained serious injuries that required corrective surgery. Person A filed a suit against the driver of the vehicle. Our expert team collected the appropriate medical evidence to identify what level of compensation they were entitled to as part of the claim.

Following extensive negotiations, a settlement was reached out of court which meant that Person A received the compensation they deserved and the issue was resolved. However, without the support of a trained professional, that resolution may not have been possible. This is why it is so important to let the experts represent you.

Why choose SilverOak Solicitors?

If you would like to claim compensation for a cycling accident that you believe was not your fault, call us today and speak to one of our personal injury experts who can guide you through the process on a No Win No Fee basis.

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