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Cycle accident specialists
Thousands of people enjoy getting out and about on their bike in their spare time, and increasing numbers of people are embracing pedal power as their choice of transport, avoiding escalating fuel costs, environmental concerns and congestion.
However, while cycling can be good fun and great exercise, cyclists are among the most vulnerable road users and have little protection if they are involved in any type of road traffic accident.
According to the Department for Transport in 2013 alone…
- 109 cyclists were killed
- 3,143 cyclists were seriously injured
- 16,186 suffered minor injuries
Thompsons Solicitors has supported thousands of cyclists who have been injured on the UK’s roads and has seen first-hand the consequences accidents can have on victims and their families.
Here are just a few of the clients that we have helped with cycle accident compensation claims.
Dr Glyn Powell was seriously injured in a road traffic accident while cycling home from work. He was knocked off his bike by a road sweeper and suffered a head injury and stroke at the site of the incident. He was unable to return to work following the accident. Thompsons Solicitors secured £200,000 in compensation for Dr Powell.
Dr Powell said: " I was the victim of an appalling accident while cycling back from work. The wing mirror of a 40 tonne truck hit me on the back of the head. Thompsons’ cost calculations were very thorough and included loss of earnings, the cost of ongoing physiotherapy and home adaptions. I was pleased with the settlement, although I’d give it all back to be how I was before."
Grantley was knocked off his bike when he was hit side on by a van driver pulling out of a junction. Grantley suffered bruising and abrasions, and broke his elbow which required surgery to repair. It took almost two years for Grantley’s elbow to fully recover and he can no longer cycle as much as he would like. Thompsons Solicitors secured compensation for Grantley.
Grantley said: " Thompsons have been very good. Although my case took a long time to settle, I’m glad it was settled properly rather than quickly. I’ve been really pleased with the way my case has been handled. The accident has taken the gloss off my retirement but luckily my settlement will have a positive effect on me and my family’s future."
Alan was cycling home from work when he was the victim of a hit-and-run accident. Alan was hit by a vehicle that ignored temporary red lights at some road works and, as a result, was thrown into a hole and lost consciousness.
Thompsons Solicitors visited Alan at his home as he was too ill to leave the house and could not walk for three weeks. Thompsons worked with Alan to appeal to the Motor Insurers Bureau, an organisation which helps compensate accident victims of uninsured and unidentified hit-and-run drivers, and successfully secured full compensation.
Alan said: "Thompsons painstakingly went into my costs, my loss of earnings and the extent to which I would probably not make a full recovery. I got a very good settlement and I'm grateful to Thompsons for getting that for me."
Thompsons Solicitors has developed a suite of factsheets designed to give you advice on cycle safety, how to avoid a cycling accident and what to do if you are involved in a road traffic accident.
Cycle accident claim specialists
At Thompsons Solicitors, we will always strive to secure the maximum amount of compensation for our clients, in the shortest possible time.
Thompsons’ team of expert solicitors includes a number of keen cyclists who are proud to stand up for injured cyclists and their families, and campaign alongside road safety groups for improved cycle safety.
Our solicitors are highly experienced in dealing with cycle accident compensation claims and have a proven track record of successfully securing significant sums of compensation on behalf of clients involved in serious cycling accidents.
What’s more, we are proud to only ever act for individuals, never for the car insurance industry and never for insurers.
Contact Thompsons Solicitors with as little or as much information as you have to hand about your cycle accident or cyclist injury. We can investigate with the Police or witnesses to obtain any other evidence needed to begin your cyclist accident personal injury claim.
All personal injury claims, including cycle accident personal injury claims, are subject to strict time limits, so you may need to act fast. For further information, visit our Time Limits page.
Another reason to begin your cyclist accident personal injury claim as soon as possible is that you are more likely to recall the exact circumstances if the cycle accident has only just recently occurred.
You can telephone us on 08000 224 224 or you can complete one of our online personal injury compensation claim forms.
Contact us about your accident or injuryCall us for free on 0800 0 224 224 Call us from your mobile on 0330 123 123 0 (charged at local number and free when covered by inclusive minutes) Request a call back Text CLAIM to 82010 (standard network rates apply)
"They painstakingly went into my costs, my loss of earnings and the extent to which I would probably not make a full recovery. I got a very good settlement and I'm grateful to Thompsons for getting that for me."- Alan