Have you been injured while riding your bike and are curious as to whether you can make cycling accident claims for Birmingham road accidents? Claiming for a cycling accident in Birmingham that has injured you will mean showing another party that owed you a duty of care caused your accident. Throughout this guide, we shall discuss the personal injury claims process, who is eligible to bring forward a claim and how compensation is calculated.
If your claim for a Birmingham cycle crash succeeds, you can receive compensation for your injuries and necessary expenses.
To claim compensation for a bike accident, please contact Advice.co.uk for help. An advisor can assess your claim, and if you are eligible to claim, they can appoint a skilled personal injury solicitor from our panel to work on your case. The solicitor can also handle your claim as a No Win No Fee case so that you won’t pay a solicitors fee upfront.
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- A Guide To Cycling Accident Claims For Birmingham
- Average Compensation Payouts For Cycling Accident Claims
- Different Types Of Bike Accidents
- Cycling Safety Statistics For Birmingham
- How To Claim After A Cycling Accident In Birmingham
- No Win No Fee Cycling Accident Claims For Birmingham Road Accidents?
Many people enjoy cycling as an affordable and environmentally friendly way to travel. Unfortunately, there is also a downside to cycling. Bicycles are slower and leave cyclists more exposed than people travelling by other types of vehicles, such as vans or cars. Therefore a cyclist is more likely to be injured on the road than less vulnerable types of road users.
Who Is Liable For A Cycling Accident In Birmingham?
Cyclists are responsible for following The Highway Code and taking safety precautions. However, other road users are also responsible for their safety. Under the Road Traffic Act 1988, all road users have a duty of care towards other persons on the roads. So, cyclists, drivers, and others are responsible for safely maintaining and operating their vehicles.
So, if another road user acts negligently, they breach their duty of care. Therefore if the road user causes a cycling accident which injures another person, the road user may be liable for the injuries. If the cyclist contributes to the accident and both parties admit fault, the cyclist could make a split liability claim.
Please get in touch with our team today to see if you can make an accident claim for Birmingham cycling injuries.
If your cycling injury claim succeeds, you can receive up to two heads of claim. You can receive a general damage payment for the pain and suffering your injuries caused. Moreover, you may receive a special damage payment for any out-of-pocket expenses or financial losses your injuries caused. For example, your loss of income may be reimbursed.
You can use our compensation table to predict what bike accident claim amount you could receive. The table lists possible injuries, and the latest guidelines from the Judicial College, 2022. However, if you receive compensation, your payment may differ from what you see here.
|Head Injury - Very Severe A||£282,010 to £403,990||Head injuries which leave the person with little to no language function and little response if any to the environment.|
|Head Injury - Moderate Ci||£150,110 to £219,070||Head injuries leading to severe to moderate intellectual deficits.|
|Back Injury - Severe Ai||£91,090 to £160,980||Spinal cord injuries leaving the person with severe pain and disabilities.|
|Back Injury - Moderate Bi||£27,760 to £38,780||Injuries can include a prolapsed intervertebral disc requiring surgery.|
|Leg Injury - Severe iii||£39,200 to £54,830||Compound or comminuted fractures of the leg.|
|Ankle Injury - Moderate C||£13,740 to £26,590||Fractures or torn ligaments which cause severe disability.|
|Foot Injury - Moderate F||£13,740 to £24,990||Deformation of the foot as a result of a displaced metatarsal fractures.|
|Shoulder Injury - Serious||£12,770 to £19,200||Dislocated shoulder injuries which could include brachial plexus damage.|
|Arm Injury - D||£6,610 to £19,200||A simple fracture of the forearm.|
|Wrist Injury - E||Around £7,430||An uncomplicated Colles’ fracture|
The table also excludes special damages you could claim after a Birmingham cyclist crash. For a personalised valuation of your claim, please call our helpline.
Here we look at potential cycle accidents that could happen in Birmingham:
- A bike dooring accident can happen if a car driver or passenger opens their door into a cyclist’s path. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents recommends practising the Dutch reach method to avoid such accidents.
- Cycling collisions with a car or another bike can happen if a driver or rider fails to make the correct observations.
- Spillages left by a construction company or farmer can be slippery on the road’s surface. Therefore, a cyclist can come off their bike.
- Similarly, pothole accidents can happen if the road’s surface is broken.
- A vehicle can hit a bike if drivers or cyclists don’t follow the rules for driving on roundabouts.
- Sadly, serious accidents on the road can result in fatal injuries.
According to the Reported road casualties Great Britain, annual report: 2021, cyclists in Great Britain experience higher rates of injury on the roads than other types of road users.
For example, car, bus or coach occupants experience 3 deaths per billion miles travelled. However, cyclists and pedestrians experienced 26 deaths over the same distance. This stark contrast shows the vulnerability of cyclists on the road compared to vehicle occupants.
To make successful cycling accident claims for Birmingham road traffic accidents, claimants need to prove that the other party is at fault for the cycling accident. The following may be taken as supporting evidence:
- Police reports stating which party is deemed at fault
- Medical reports
- CCTV or dashcam footage of the accident
- Photographs of your injuries and damage to your bike
- Receipts for any medication purchased
- Witness contact details in case a statement is needed.
You need to start the case within the personal injury claims time limit to claim cycling accident compensation. The statute of limitations is normally three years.
Am I Eligible To Make Cycling Accident Claims In Birmingham?
If you wish to make a cycling injury claim, you will need to meet these criteria:
- Firstly another party owed you a duty of care. The party may have been another road user, such as a driver. Alternatively, the party may have been your local authority or a construction company.
- Secondly, you will need evidence to show that the party acted negligently on the roads, consequently breaching their duty of care.
- And finally, you will need to show that the negligence caused a road traffic accident which injured you.
If you wish to make a cycling accident claim after a Birmingham road traffic accident for injuries sustained, please get in touch with Advice.co.uk today.
The team works with a panel of skilled personal injury lawyers with solid experience handling cycling accident claims. If you have enough evidence, a solicitor from the panel can manage your case to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
All the solicitors on our panel work on a No Win No Fee basis. If you use the services of a No Win No Fee solicitor, you won’t pay a solicitors fee before you make your claim. If your claim succeeds, you will have a success fee deducted from your compensation package. However, you won’t pay a success fee if you don’t win your bike accident claim.
Please enquire about claiming today:
- Dial 0161 696 9685 to speak to a claims specialist
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Learn More About Claiming For A Cycling Accident
If you want to know more about claiming compensation for a road traffic accident, please read these guides.
Accident rates for cyclists and motorcyclists – a RoSPA guide
A RoSPA guide to electric bikes
Head injury and concussion – information from the NHS
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