This guide will explain who could make cycling accident claims after Leeds road traffic accidents. If a bike crash in Leeds injured you, you may be wondering if you could make a personal injury claim. To make a claim, you must prove that another party that owed you a duty of care acted negligently on the roads. Consequently, causing a cycling accident in Leeds which injured you.
Please get in touch with Advice.co.uk today. Our team can assess your case and let you know if you can make a bike accident claim for a Leeds road traffic accident. Advice works with a panel of skilled personal injury lawyers that cover Leeds cycling accident claims. So, we can appoint a solicitor from our panel to work on your compensation claim if you are eligible. Please enquire using the details below:
- Call Advice.co.uk on 0161 696 9685
- Contact us so that an advisor can call you back.
- Alternatively, ask an advisor a question using the widget at the bottom of your browser.
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- Cycling Accident Claims In Leeds – An Overview
- Example Compensation Payouts For Cycling Accident Claims
- Types Of Bicycle Accidents
- How Common Are Cycling Accidents In Leeds?
- How To Make Cycling Accidents Claims In Leeds
- Why Choose Us When Making Cycling Accident Claims?
You may find cycling is an enjoyable, cost-efficient way to get around. However, cycling also has its risks. Indeed, suppose cyclists collide with a car or another motor vehicle. In that case, they are more likely to be seriously injured or killed because bicycles don’t have the protective safety features that motor vehicles do.
Please call our team to see if you can claim compensation for a road traffic accident.
Claimants who make successful cycling accident claims in Leeds can receive 2 types of damages:
- General damage payouts are for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity that your cycling injuries caused.
- Special damage payouts compensate you for the out-of-pocket expenses your injuries cost you. Such as care expenses or travel costs.
Advice.co.uk have included this cycling compensation table, so you can estimate what your bike accident claim could be worth in general damages. Cycling accident claims solicitors often use the Judicial College guidelines to value compensation claims. So we used the 16th edition of these guidelines to create the table. However, the compensation brackets in the table are not guaranteed payments.
|Severity Of The Injury||Type Of Injury||Notes On The Injury||Brackets|
|A - Very Severe||Head Injury||An injury which leaves the person without language skills, little response to their environment and requiring full time nursing care.||£282,010 to £403,990|
|B - Moderately Severe||Head Injury||The are several factors that will be taken into consideration such as degree of insight, life expectancy, dependence on others as well as intellect and limb paralyses.||£219,070 to £282,010|
|A - i - Severe||Back Injury||Spinal cord injuries leading to disability and pain. There could also be impairment of organs and some degree of paralysis.||£91,090 to £160,980|
|B - i - Moderate||Back Injury||An injury such as traumatic spondylolisthesis. This person may require spinal fusion.||£27,760 to £38,780|
|i - Severe||Neck Injury||Neck injuries where the person suffers incomplete paraplegia. Or the person is left with spastic quadriparesis.||Around £148,330|
|i - Moderate||Neck Injury||This could include fractures or dislocations. Other injuries could cause the person immediate and severe injuries.||£24,990 to £38,490|
|B - Severe||Ankle Injury||The injury will limit the person's ability to walk. Treatment will be extensive.||£31,310 to £50,060|
|C - i - Less Serious||Leg Injury||Injured people could reasonably recover. They could suffer impaired mobility and some sensory loss.||£17,960 to £27,760|
|C - ii - Less Serious||Leg Injury||Simple fractures of the femur. The articular surface has not been damaged.||£9,110 to £14,080|
|B - Serious||Shoulder Injury||Injuries to the lower brachial plexus. The person will suffer pain in the arm, elbow and shoulder.||£12,770 to £19,200|
Alternatively, you can call our team, and an advisor can estimate what your claim could be worth. Estimates for special damage payments are not included in the table above.
If drivers and cyclists do not follow the rules of the road, accidents on Leeds roads can happen. Likewise, if councils and other parties do not maintain roads to a safe standard, this can lead to a bike accident in Leeds. Let’s look at different types of bike accidents:
- A cyclist can have a collision with a van, car or lorry. An accident can happen if the driver pulls out of a junction at the wrong time and hits the cyclist
- Accidents at roundabouts can happen if the driver fails to check their mirror before turning.
- A bike can flip or fall on the road because of a pothole accident or crack that the local authority neglected to repair.
- Or poor conditions on the road can mean that a cyclist could lose control of their bike and skid.
- A dooring accident can happen when a driver opens their car door into a cyclist’s path.
- A cyclist can also be at fault for accidents, such as not indicating when changing lanes, not wearing clothing that is visible at night, and pulling out at junctions when the road is not clear.
- Sadly, every year cyclists are involved in fatal accidents. Sometimes their dependants can make a fatal injury claim on their behalf.
Unfortunately, cyclists are classed as vulnerable road users because cyclists are not protected by an outer shell, nor do they have safety features such as seatbelts. According to government statistics in Great Britain, 26 pedal cyclists were killed on the road per billion miles travelled in 2021. By comparison, just three car occupants suffered fatal injuries on the roads in 2021 per billion miles travelled. The vast majority of those killed in collisions involving pedal cyclists are pedal cyclists themselves.
To begin your injury claim, please get in touch with Advice.co.uk. Our team can consult with you and let you know if you can claim compensation. Please note there is a three-year limitation period to make a cycling accident claim in the UK. The claim time limit will normally begin on the date of your accident or when you became aware of your injuries.
Evidence to support your claim:
- Photographs of your injuries
- Witness contact details so a statement can be taken later on
- Your medical records
- Images, CCTV or dashcam footage of the accident scene
Check Your Eligibility To Claim Compensation
Under the Road Traffic Act 1988, road users have a duty of care towards other road users. Therefore road users must make responsible decisions to uphold the safety of others on the road. A cyclist can claim against a driver if the driver owed them a duty of care but breached it by acting negligently. Therefore the breach causes an accident which injures the cyclist.
Sometimes an injured person can make a cyclist accident claim against another party responsible for their safety on the roads. Such as a local authority or a construction company.
Advice works with a panel of solicitors to help people like you receive the compensation they deserve. Call our helpline today if a driver or another party caused a road traffic accident that injured you. If you have legitimate grounds to claim compensation, our team can appoint a No Win No Fee solicitor from our panel to work on your compensation claim.
When you choose to work with a solicitor on a No Win No Fee basis, you generally don’t pay an upfront solicitor’s fee. Instead, you will pay a success fee out of your compensation payout if you win your claim. The success fee is capped under The Conditional Fee Agreements Order 2013. So most of the compensation will be paid to you.
To see if you have the right to claim compensation for a cycling injury, please get in touch with our team today:
- Call 0161 696 9685 to reach the helpline
- Contact us to request a callback from an advisor
- Or you can type a question for us into the widget at the bottom of the page
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