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Cycling injury claims

Cyclists have always been vulnerable road users, more so now with the ever increasing amount of traffic on our roads. Despite the introduction of a certain number of designated cycle tracks and an increased awareness of safety amongst cyclists, road accidents still cause approximately 15,000 injuries to cyclists each year with over 100 fatalities.

Injuries are sometimes caused by defects in road or cycle track surfaces but most result from accidents with vehicles, common causes being :-

  1. Drivers failing to see cyclist and driving into the cyclist's path
  2. Cyclist "trapped" by vehicle turning across cyclist's path
  3. Cyclists turning right
  4. Vehicles driving too close to cyclist
  5. Cyclists overtaking
  6. Cyclists riding into the path of a vehicle

Obviously, injuries to a cyclist hit by a vehicle can be very serious, particularly where head injuries are concerned. In fact the majority of fatal accidents to cyclists involve serious head injuries. Approximately 40/50% cyclists injured suffer arm or leg injuries of varying degrees of seriousness.

If the accident causing the injury resulted wholly or even partially from the negligence of another party the cyclist may be legally entitled to compensation damages for pain and suffering and other ensuing losses or expense.

Cooks Legal is a specialist practice dealing only with claims for victims of accidents. If you have been injured in a cycling accident in the last three years and wish to claim compensation please complete our online Application Form and we will provide a free legal assessment of your case. We will handle your claim on a "No Win No Fee" basis at no cost to you.

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Cyclist knocked over by car
Mr G was knocked off his bicycle by a car pulling out of a side road, fracturing his left leg. The defendant insurers blamed him for the accident alleging he had ridden on the pavement and not given way to their car. Cooks obtained photographs and sketch plans of the accident site and agreed with Mr G to issue his claim. As soon as the documents were lodged with the Court, the defendant insurers accepted liability and settled the claim in the sum of £5,420.58. He said:
"Excellent service – I cannot thank you enough for all the help and advice that I received from my Solicitor. No regrets choosing Cooks Legal 100%."
Mr G from Middlesex

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Examples of Compensation Awards for Injury Claims*
Serious Back Injury
Wrist Injury
Serious Neck Injury
Serious Hand Injury
Ankle Injury
Serious Knee Injury
Serious Head Injury

*damages for loss of earnings and other losses and expenses are commonly paid in addition to the injury award and will vary in each case