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£15,000 Compensation For A Cyclist Knocked Off Bike By A Car

Case Study For Cycling Claims

At Legal Expert, we have helped multiple people who are a cyclist knocked off bike by a car get the compensation they deserve. This case study looks at a cyclist who was knocked off their bike by a car. The vehicle pulled out in front of the bike without due warning. This caused the cyclist to be thrown off the bike, sustaining several injuries. The claimant (a woman) sustained a variety of injuries to her neck and legs. These injuries required physiotherapy treatment over a period of time to help heal from the injuries. A total of £15,000 in general and special damages were awarded.

How Common Are Cyclist Knocked Off Bike By A Car Accidents?

Cycling accidents are quite prevalent in the UK and every cyclist should know what to do if knocked off my bike by a car. Steps include reporting a cycling accident to the police and getting the medical care and attention you need. In 2016 alone, 18,477 cyclists reported being injured in road accidents. These included 3,499 who were either seriously injured or even killed. Cycling accidents in the UK are also increasing, as can be seen in this graph from Cyclinguphill:

Cyclist knocked off bike by a car

If you have been knocked off bike what to do is to seek medical help first, then report the accident and seek legal advice. To find out what you may be entitled to, use our bicycle accident compensation calculator.

Bicycle Accident Claim Tips To Establish Liability

compensation for a cyclistThey gave the driver’s insurance company 24 hours to acknowledge receipt of the claim and then 15 days in which to admit or deny liability. The acknowledgement was received on time. Liability for the accident was admitted in just five days. The claimant and her solicitors noted down all out of pocket expenses that the lady incurred as a consequence of her accident. Solicitors will often create a schedule of these out of pocket expenses, what is often called a schedule of special damages. These special damages are part of the overall claim but are not the actual compensation for the injuries incurred. In this case, the special damages included expenses such as additional travel expenses (including travel to medical appointments), the cost of replacing the bike and any care & assistance she needed around the home. The woman had needed some assistance with domestic tasks. The special damages part of the claim also included painkillers and the costs of treatments. The total amount of compensation awarded (including general damages and special damages) was £15,000. From the start of the claim through to the claimant receiving her compensation, the whole process took just nine and a half months. This also included the time for her to undergo a second round of physiotherapy treatment before she agreed to settle the claim.

Injuries In A Cyclist Hit By Car What To Do UK Claims Case

The claimant was cycling along a hill when a car pulled without giving any warning, and straight into her bicycle. The knock threw her to the ground and caused the claimant to suffer various injuries. These injuries included stiffness of and bruising to the woman’s neck as well as further bruising of the left knee and between her legs. As well as this, the claimant also suffered a strained back. The bruising between the claimants’ legs caused her reduced mobility. The woman instructed solicitors to act on her behalf and to make a personal injury claim. The solicitors she instructed arranged a medical appointment for the claimant. They organised for her to see a GP consultant. The GP examined her and put together a report detailing her injuries. This report would the used as supporting evidence for her cyclist personal injury compensation claim. The full assessment of her injuries also helped the solicitors to fully assess the compensation value of her injuries. The medical report helped to confirm that the injuries the claimant had were as a result of the being knocked off her bike by the car. They also identified that she would require physiotherapy treatment in the future.

The claimant, solicitors and medical practitioners also agreed that it would be better for her to undergo some physiotherapy before she started her claim. This was to ensure that the physiotherapy would and was making a difference to her injuries before they started making a claim. If you have had a similar injury and require physiotherapy it is a good idea to start the course before making your claim. If you settle your claim before you do so, you could find that the treatment does not work as well as predicted and that your claim could then have been worth more. Unfortunately, you would not be able to make this claim in the future if you have accepted an earlier offer.

Bicycle Accident Claim Payouts In This Case Study

They gave the driver’s insurance company 24 hours to acknowledge receipt of the claim and then 15 days in which to admit or deny liability. The acknowledgement was received on time. Liability for the accident was admitted in just five days. The claimant and her solicitors noted down all out of pocket expenses that the lady incurred as a consequence of her accident. Solicitors will often create a schedule of these out of pocket expenses, what is often called a schedule of special damages. These special damages are part of the overall claim but are not the actual compensation for the injuries incurred. In this case, the special damages included expenses such as additional travel expenses (including travel to medical appointments), the cost of replacing the bike and any care & assistance she needed around the home. The woman had needed some assistance with domestic tasks. The special damages part of the claim also included painkillers and the costs of treatments. The total amount of bicycle accident settlement amounts awarded (including general damages and special damages) was £15,000. From the start of the claim through to the claimant receiving her compensation, the whole process took just nine and a half months. This also included the time for her to undergo a second round of physiotherapy treatment before she agreed to settle the claim.

No Win No Fee Personal Injury Claims With Legal Expert

At Legal Expert, we can help you get the compensation you deserve as a cyclist knocked off your bike by a car. You can talk to us today and discuss your personal injury claim specialists as well as obtain a no-obligation consultation with us. You can find more information on how no win no fee services work with our guide.

Contact Legal Expert Today

If you have suffered an injury as a result of being knocked off your bike by a car and need to bring a claim for compensation, you deserve the best legal advice you can get. At Legal Expert, we will work hard to secure you the compensation you deserve. Talk to us today to discuss your injury, case and the compensation you may be entitled to. Phone us now on 0800 073 8804. You can also talk to us by using our great online chat feature with a dedicated expert. You can also detail your claim in an email. However you do, contact us today.

Useful Links

Cyclist Accident Compensation Claims
Use our bicycle accident compensation calculator to find out how much knocked off bike by car compensation you could be entitled to.

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