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Lyons Davidson launches cycling accident claims service

Increasing numbers of people are using bicycles, whether for commuting or leisure. If you cycle to work on a daily basis, compete in competitions or just cycle for fun at weekends, and are unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident, Lyons Davidson’s recently launched Cycle Accidents Claim service can help.

Being involved in an accident on your bike is frustrating enough, without the hassle of having to deal with the financial implications, as well as recovering from the injuries that you may have sustained.

We have a specialist team dedicated to dealing with claims on behalf of cyclists who have been injured in accidents. Cyclists have just as many rights following an accident as car drivers and pedestrians, but their claims require solicitors who are knowledgeable and sympathetic to the additional requirements that cyclists have.

Our team, consisting of a number of keen cyclists and experienced injury lawyers, can help you obtain compensation for:

  • Your injuries;
  • Cost of repairs to or replacement of your bicycle;
  • Helmet, lights or other accessories that were damaged;
  • Clothing that was damaged in the accident;
  • Loss of earnings you have suffered;
  • Cost of physiotherapy or other medical treatment;
  • Travel costs for visits to your doctor, the hospital or for treatment;
  • Additional travel costs of public transport or having to drive to work;
  • Cost of prescriptions and other medication.

We can pursue claims against car drivers, bus companies, other cyclists and even pedestrians, provided they have insurance. Even if the person who caused your accident does not have insurance or did not stop after the collision, you may still be able to pursue a claim via the Motor Insurers’ Bureau in certain circumstances, or you may be able to pursue the individual directly.

We can also advise you on claims for injuries sustained as a result of a known or reported defect with your bicycle, as well as accidents caused by debris on the road, or as a result of roads being poorly maintained.

Cyclists are also more vulnerable on the road than other road users. Their injuries can be more serious and have a debilitating effect on daily activities. We have a wealth of experience of dealing with all types of injuries, be it broken bones, head injuries and soft-tissue injuries, as well as psychological trauma. We can also arrange treatment for you and include the cost of this in your claim against the person who was responsible for your accident.

Once we have investigated your claim thoroughly, and liability has been admitted by the responsible party’s insurers, we can request an interim payment for your losses. This will mean that you are not left out of pocket having to drive, park or get public transport to work, and may also enable you to replace your bike as soon as possible.

We take cases on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. This means that our legal costs are paid by the responsible party’s insurers. You keep all the compensation that we obtain for you.

Whatever type of cyclist you are, we can cater for your needs. If you have been injured while out on your bike and you think that you might have a claim, contact our Cycle Accident Claims team for a free initial consultation and advice by emailing cycle@lyonsdavidson.co.uk or phoning 0330 0539 411.

Posted on May 3rd, 2012 by Lyons Davidson