Being involved in a bicycle accident can be traumatic. Cyclists are some of the most vulnerable road users, and accidents can cause serious injury. If the accident wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation.
Mackrell & Thomas Solicitors have over 30 years’ experience dealing with claims, and can help you gain compensation for injuries, loss of income, expenses caused by the accident, and damages to your bicycle. In the case of more severe injuries, you may also receive compensation to cover the cost of supporting your family, rehabilitation, and modifications which may need to be made to your home. We work on a no win no fee basis, meaning that you won’t have to pay a penny unless we win your case.
How to make a claim
Get in touch for a free initial consultation with Mackrell & Thomas Solicitors by dropping into one of our Liverpool offices based in Page Moss, Old Swan or Norris Green, or by calling us on 0800 0730160. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you at a suitable time.
In this consultation, we will ensure that you have a claim, and you can decide if you want Mackrell & Thomas to take your case. If you decide that you are happy for us to represent you, we will begin the next steps of gathering evidence, having your injuries assessed, and building a case to support your claim. If the person responsible agrees fault, we will ask their insurer to agree terms for compensation.
Most of our cases are settled like this, with no need to go to court. However, if an out-of-court settlement isn’t possible, we will make sure that your claim is resolved as swiftly as it can be, and support you throughout the court process.
How long does someone have to make a claim?
In most cases, claims need to be made within three years of your cycling accident. If you’re claiming on behalf of someone who died as a result of an accident, you have three years to claim from either their date of death, or the date when you received postmortem results confirming this.
However, the three-year rule doesn’t always apply; if you are claiming on behalf of someone who cannot claim for themselves due to reduced mental capacity, there is no time limit. If you are claiming on behalf of a child, there is no time limit until they turn 18. After their 18th birthday, they will have three years within which to claim.
How much can I claim for?
There’s no fixed amount when working out how much compensation you can get for your cycle accident claim. Your compensation settlement will depend on a number of factors, and will be based on how severely the accident has affected you. We will look at factors such as the extent of your injuries, the cost of any medical treatment, income loss caused by time off work (or unemployment), damage to your property, and the costs of any home or vehicle (such as car) adaptations which you require as a result of the accident. If your accident has a severe impact on your future, we may be able to negotiate a settlement which will cover medical treatment until the end of your life.