Cycling Accidents

Cyclists are particularly vulnerable to injury on the roads and those who are hurt by the negligence of other drivers could be entitled to claim compensation for their injuries and suffering.

At YouClaim, we have extensive experience helping cyclists make a claim for compensation after being involved in an accident that was not their fault. The money recovered can go towards medical treatment, rehabilitation and to cover the damage caused in the incident, helping the victim get back on their feet as quickly as possible.   

If you think you may be eligible to make a claim for injuries sustained while cycling, give us a call today on 0800 10 757 95, fill in the online form on this page with a brief description of your injury or use our chat function.

Causes of cycling injuries

There are many risks on the road that can put a cyclist in danger, from a mistake by a motorist to faults with the bicycle. The most common causes we have dealt with include:

  • Drivers failing to signal
  • Crossing traffic
  • Side swiping
  • Ignoring signals
  • Inadequate cycle lanes
  • Lack of visibility in heavy traffic
  • Poor road quality

Any circumstance that leads to a collision or a cyclist coming off their bike can leave the victim seriously injured. Safety equipment such as helmets and high-visibility clothing should be worn whenever cycling to reduce the risk of an accident and to keep you protected should you be forced off your bike.  

Common injuries

Cycling injuries vary depending on a number of factors, including your speed, whether or not you hit anything solid, such as a car or lamppost, and the trajectory of your fall. Due to the nature of the accident, you may suffer from whiplash as your head is most likely to experience a sudden, violent jolt that can cause damage to the ligaments, muscles and nerves in your neck.

Other injuries commonly experienced by cyclists include:

  • Brain damage
  • Head injuries
  • Fractured and broken bones
  • Cuts and bruises
  • Amputation

It is important for anyone who has been involved in a cycling accident to seek a medical check up as soon after the crash as possible, so any treatment required can be started immediately.

Although many injuries can mend in a month or two, cyclists can sometimes be left with debilitating, long-term damage, seriously limiting their mobility or impacting their working life.

Who is responsible?

There are many parties who could be responsible for a cycling accident, which can sometimes make it difficult to identify who a claim should be made against. For instance, if the driver of a car was responsible for your injuries, then a claim could be made against their car insurance provider, while an accident caused by potholes in the road would render the local council responsible.   

Our solicitors will investigate thoroughly to determine where responsibility lies, so you can be sure that you’re making a claim against the right people.

How YouClaim can help

Injured cyclists across the UK have been grateful for the services of YouClaim’s expert solicitors for many years. All of our cases are handled on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis, which means that you are protected from having to pay any costs if your claim is not successful.

Compensation can go some way towards helping with your recovery as it allows you access to the very best medical care as quickly as possible, covers you and your family financially and pays for any unexpected costs that might have cropped up as a result of your injury. You can rest assured that our team will do its utmost to secure the maximum amount of compensation for you.

Get started today

If you have suffered an injury in a cycling accident, we can help you make a claim for compensation. To speak to a solicitor, you can either call us on 0800 10 757 95, use our online chat function or fill in the contact form featured on this page and we will get back to you as soon as possible.