A cyclist who was forced to quit his job due to life changing injuries has been awarded £100,000 in compensation in an out of court settlement.
48-year-old Heath Marshall was left with a serious skull fracture and leg injuries following a crash involving a motorbike. He also suffered post-traumatic stress disorder as well as experiencing flashbacks of the incident. Due to the extent of the injuries, the cyclist was forced to quit his job which left him unable to save for a property which he was looking to move into with his partner and children.
As well as shattering his knee and finding it hard to concentrate on matters as a result of his head injury, the 48-year-old also had to cancel his wedding due to the injuries sustained and struggled to continue cycling, a hobby he loved.
However, the former mechanic obtained compensation for his injuries and the trauma caused by the cycling accident in an out of court settlement, receiving just over £100,000.
Regardless of how careful you are when cycling or on the road, there is always the chance that someone else will not be as vigilant. Sadly, due to the vulnerable nature of cyclists on roads and often the negligence of road traffic drivers, if you are involved in a cycling accident, it is likely that you will suffer serious injuries.
If you are injured through no fault of your own, or as a result of negligence from another road user, you will be able to make a personal injury claim. It is vital that you were not at fault for your injuries and that you apply for compensation in the appropriate time frame. If you have the misfortune of being involved in an accident, you must make a claim within three years of the incident occurring.
To make a personal injury claim our team of expert solicitors will require as much evidence as possible to support your claim. This will include general details about the accident such as who was responsible and where it took place, A medical report and other evidence should also be provided to our team to allow them to build the strongest claim.
Many people believe that if they are injured, they can claim for their injuries and nothing more. However, if you are injured, you can make a claim for damage to property, psychological damage and loss of income. To claim, it is important that evidence is provided such as proof of damage to property or bank statements proving loss of income.
If you have been injured through no fault of your own in a cycling accident, many people want as much compensation as possible. However, working out exactly what you could be entitled to can be exceptionally difficult without knowing the entire situation. Our team of solicitors will use their experience and knowledge of the law to try and estimate exactly how much you could be entitled to. It is important to note that in such cases, you do not always need to go to court, but can solve issues through a settlement agreement. Therefore, it is crucial to have legal representation to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve and are not undersold in such an agreement.