Cycling Accident Compensation Claims

Are you a cyclist? Have you ever been injured on Scotland's roads? If so, contact Lawford Kidd Personal Injury Lawyers now on 01312255214. You may be entitled to a significant sum in personal injury compensation.

Cycling Accident Compensation Claims Edinburgh, Scotland

Cyclists are among a group of road users that are particularly vulnerable to injury. Owing to their size and relative lack of protection, cyclists using Scotland's roads are exposed to being knocked over or otherwise hurt by other road users including car and lorry drivers. These road users often forget to pay attention to cyclists on the road, and fail to take the necessary care. At Lawford Kidd we regularly pursue claims for compensation on behalf of cyclists that have been injured on the UK's roads.

Accidents involving cyclists being injured on the road by other drivers is, unfortunately, a regular occurrence. Many cyclists believe that the responsibility for taking care on the road is entirely theirs because they lack a metal barrier between them and other users – unlike car and lorry drivers. The reality however is that cyclists enjoy the same legal protection as other road users and are entitled to expect that they will not be injured by other drivers.

Cyclists are vulnerable when using Scotland's roads: while you may wear a helmet and the requisite protective gear, the risk of suffering injury is as a matter of fact significantly higher for you if you come into contact with another road user. As a result the injuries that could be sustained are varied: they may be limited to small cuts and bruises or they could be particularly severe ranging from spinal injuries, brain damage, and in some circumstances even death.

If you have been injured on the road, you may be entitled to compensation. In order to prove this, two criteria need to be satisfied in Scots law:

  1. It must be proven that as a cyclist, you were entitled to expect that no other road user would do anything, or forget to do anything that is reasonably foreseeable as likely to cause you harm. This is known as the duty of care. This is generally quite easy to satisfy in the context of road accidents as all road users are expected not to put others at risk of injury.
  2. You will need to demonstrate that a fellow road user failed to observe the duty of care they owed to you, and that this caused you to be injured. In other words you will need to be able to show that they were negligent.

The second criterion, evidence of negligence, is the more difficult to satisfy. This is where the quality of supporting evidence is crucial to the success of a claim. There are a number of things that can be used to support a claim of negligence on the part of another road user:

  • A break down of the facts surrounding your accident – the location that you were cycling in and the layout of the road that you were using;
  • Details and written statements from witnesses – people who saw your accident will be able to verify your version of events;
  • A detailed breakdown of injuries – this should include not only physical injuries to yourself but also any damage done to your bicycle and equipment; and
  • Any information on how the accident has impacted you personally.

No-win-no-fee Accident Claims Edinburgh

At Lawford Kidd Personal Injury Lawyers, we operate on a no-win-no-fee basis - you receive 100% of the compensation. We believe that our clients should not need to be concerned with legal fees and the other administrative work that is involved in mounting a personal injury claim. You will not have to pay any aspect of the service our team provide unless we secure your full compensation.

Speak to expert cycling accident & injury solicitors

Personal injury claims are complicated, and the rules that govern them are very strict. It is important that you speak to a specialist personal injury lawyer that has experience of pursuing personal injury claims on behalf of cyclists. At Lawford Kidd Personal Injury Lawyers, we are routinely asked to act on behalf of cyclists who have been injured by other road users. We routinely represent our clients in negotiations with insurers and in the courts, where circumstances demand. Operating throughout Scotland, the team at Lawford Kidd Personal Injury Lawyers bring their many years of experience to the fore in handling personal injury claims for clients. Find out how much compensation you could be entitled to.

Our dedicated team will answer any questions that you have in relation to your claim, and will also be able to discuss the level of compensation that we would hope to secure for you. They will look at the circumstances surrounding your accident and will calculate the value of your claim based on:

  • The level of pain and suffering that you have endured;
  • The gravity of your injuries;
  • The location of your injuries on your body; and
  • The impact that the accident has had on you personally.

Our team also appreciate that if you have been involved in an accident, your bike and gear may have been severely damaged. It may be possible for the value of your bicycle and any gear that has been damaged to be included in the value of your claim.

Bicycle Claims Lawyers Edinburgh

Lawford Kidd Personal Injury Lawyers believe in providing a service that takes the inconvenience and trouble out of mounting a personal injury claim. Our team will handle every aspect of your claim, and will keep you regularly updated on its progress. Our advice is completely free to you, and you may rest assured that we will handle your claim with professionalism and integrity. If you have been injured on the road, please contact us on 01312255214 or complete our online form now. Our team are waiting to help you get the compensation you deserve.

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