This guide will examine who can make cycling accident claims after Manchester traffic accidents. If a road traffic accident in Machester injured you whilst cycling, you could be eligible to make an injury claim. To be eligible to make a personal injury claim, you must show how another party owed you a duty of care, how this was breached, causing an accident and proof of the injuries you suffered.
To see if you can make a personal injury claim as a cyclist, please get in touch with Advice.co.uk today. An advisor can assess your case and see if you meet the right criteria to claim. Our panel of No Win No Fee solicitors cover Manchester and have years of experience helping injured cyclists get the compensation they deserve. So, please make your enquiry to see if your can claim.
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- Cycling Accident Claims In Manchester – An Overview
- Examples Of Compensation Payouts For A Cycling Accident Claim
- Types Of Cycling Accidents
- Manchester Cycling Accident Statistics
- How To Make Cycling Accident Claims In Manchester
- Why Make A Cycling Accident Claim?
There are many benefits to cycling. For many people, it’s more affordable than using public transport or driving a car. What’s more, it’s a good form of exercise and lowers your carbon footprint.
However, bikes are slower and have fewer safety features than other vehicles. Therefore a cyclist involved in a road traffic accident is more likely to be injured than a person travelling by car. So, vehicles should show extra care when driving if a cyclist is on the road.
If you have been knocked off your bicycle and injured in Manchester, you may wonder if you can make a personal injury claim. To see if you can begin a claim for being hit by a car, hit by a van or involved in a hit-and-run accident, please get in touch with Advice.
If your road traffic accident claim is successful, you could receive up to two heads of claim.
- Firstly a general damage payout will compensate you for the harm your injuries caused and their impact on your quality of life.
- Secondly, a special damage payout will compensate you for the unavoidable costs your injuries caused. Such as loss of income if you had to take unpaid time off work to recover.
You may wonder how much you can claim. Our compensation table can be used instead of a compensation calculator to estimate what you can receive in general damages. Look up your injuries to see what your claim could be worth. But please be aware that the compensation brackets in the table are not guaranteed payments. Special damages are not included.
|Form Of Injury||Notes||Amounts|
|Brain Or Head Injuries||(A) Very Severe - Brain or head injuries preventing someone from being able to understand and follow basic commands. They will need constant care.||£282,010 to £403,990|
|Brain Or Head Injuries||(B) Moderately Severe - A brain injury which leads to serious disability. The injury could result in cognitive impairment or limb paralysis. They will require care.||£219,070 to £282,010|
|Neck Injury||(A) (i) Severe - Injuries which cause spastic quadriparesis or incomplete paraplegia.||Around £148,330|
|Neck Injury||(B) (i) Moderate - This bracket may include dislocations of the neck, fractures or similar injuries.||£24,990 to £38,490|
|Back Injury||(ii) (C) Minor - Any injuries sustained will heal in one to two years.||£4,350 to £7,890|
|Wrist Injury||(A) - Injuries leading to the complete loss of function in this person's wrist.||£47,620 to £59,860|
|Ankle Injury||(B) Severe - Injuries limiting this person's ability to walk on the affected ankle. They will need extensive treatment.||£31,310 to £50,060|
|Ankle Injury||(C) Moderate - Fractures of the ankle, torn ligaments and injuries giving rise to disabilities which make it hard to walk or stand for longer periods of time.||£13,740 to £26,590|
|Toe Injury||(D) Serious - Serious toe injuries causing permanent disabilities, discomfort and pain.||£9,600 to £13,740|
|Hand Injury||(H) Moderate - A crushed hand, penetrating wound or a similar type of injury.||£5,720 to £13,280|
The compensation amounts in the table are based on 16th edition Judicial College compensation guidelines, released in 2022. Although used by solicitors to value claims, if your claim succeeds, the compensation you are paid may vary. Please contact Advice.co.uk, and our team can value your claim accurately.
Cyclists are considered vulnerable road users, so drivers must take extra care when passing them on the roads. If a driver or another party, such as a council, acts negligently on the roads, the following bicycle accidents can happen:
- An accident at a junction can happen if a driver fails to make the proper observations before pulling out.
- A cyclist can have a head-on or rear-end accident, or collision caused by dangerous overtaking or undertaking.
- A dooring accident is when a vehicle door is opened into a cyclist’s path. Drivers can practice the “Dutch reach method” to avoid this.
- Roundabout accidents include a driver hitting a cyclist when exiting a roundabout.
- A pothole accident can cause a cyclist to come off their bike.
If cyclists are involved in an accident, they can suffer various injuries, including broken bones, head injuries and nerve damage. Sadly, some serious road traffic accidents could result in cyclists being fatally injured.
Cyclists are classed as vulnerable road users. Cyclists are not protected by an outer shell like a car or van. Government statistics for the whole of Great Britain show;
- 26 pedal cyclists were killed on the road per billion miles travelled in 2021.
- By comparison, 3 car occupants were killed on the road per billion miles travelled in 2021.
- Most of those killed in collisions involving pedal cyclists are pedal cyclists.
You must provide evidence to support your case to begin cycling accident claims in Manchester. You can present evidence from the scene of the accident and information that was collected afterwards. If you choose to have your claim handled by a solicitor, they will help to collect and present the evidence to support your case.
Evidence to support your bike accident claim:
- Medical records showing that a medical practitioner diagnosed and treated your injuries.
- Police reports about the accident.
- Photographs of the injuries you sustained, if visible.
- Your solicitor may take witness statements.
- Dashcam or CCTV footage of the accident.
- Receipts for any purchases you made relating to your injuries, such as a receipt for medication.
You do not need to use a cycling accident solicitor in Manchester to make a claim. You can work with solicitors based anywhere in the UK, as most communications will be handled remotely. To speak to our team about what you should do after a cycling accident, please get in touch with Advice.co.uk today.
Check If You Are Eligible To Claim Compensation
Under the Road Traffic Act 1988, all road users have a legal duty of care towards other road users. So, road users must ensure they follow the rules of the road and pay due care and attention while driving. Other parties, such as construction companies, may also owe road users a duty of care.
To make a cycling accident claim, there will need to be evidence to show the following:
- Firstly, another party, such as a driver, owed you a duty of care when you were on the roads.
- Secondly, the other party acted negligently, so their duty of care was breached.
- Consequently, the negligence caused a road traffic accident that injured you.
Please talk to our team today if you wish to make a cycling accident claim for your injuries. An advisor can assess your case, and if you are eligible to claim compensation, a solicitor from our panel will be appointed to work on your case. The solicitor will have sound experience helping claimants like you seek the compensation they deserve.
What Is A No Win No Fee Claim?
Many claimants work with No Win No Fee solicitors. This generally means there is no upfront fee to pay the solicitor for their service. Instead, you will pay a success fee if you win your claim. The success fee is legally capped under The Conditional Fee Agreements Order 2013, so most of your compensation goes directly to you.
To see if you can make a claim for injuries sustained in a cycling accident, please use the details below to contact Advice.co.uk:
- Call 0161 696 9685 to speak to our team
- Contact us via our website
- Or chat with an online claims advisor using the widget in the bottom corner of your screen.
Learn More About Cycling Accident Claims
These online resources might be helpful if you wish to claim compensation after a bike accident.
Family Cycle Rides – advice on cycling safely with your family from RoSPA
Accident rates for cyclists – advice from RoSPA
If you want to know more about making cycling accident claims in Manchester, please get in touch with us today.