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I Was Hit By A Car Pulling Out Of A Drive Whilst Cycling Can I Claim?

By Stephen Hudson. Last Updated 28th April 2022. Being hit by a car pulling out of a drive whilst cycling can result in serious injuries. Anyone at the wheel of car must drive with due care and attention to avoid accidents. If you suffered a cycling injury through driver negligence, you could be entitled to file for compensation for damages as well as pain and suffering.

If you were hit by a car pulling out of a drive whilst cycling and suffered injuries, you could file for compensation because a court could rule that the person at the wheel was negligent and not driving with due care and attention as required by UK law. One of the more common bike accidents involves cars either reversing or pulling out of driveways which results in cyclists either colliding with the vehicle, swerving to avoid a collision or being knocked off their bike and sustaining cuts and bruises.

If you suffered a cycling injury when a driver pulled out of a drive, a Legal Expert personal injury solicitor can assess your case before advising on whether you have a strong claim for personal injury compensation.

To find out more about how we could help you make a claim as a cyclist hit by a car pulling out of a driveway, please keep reading or get in touch at any time.

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Advice For Cyclists Hit By A Car Pulling Out Of A Drive

Cyclist Hit by a Car

Cyclist Hit by a Car Claims Guide

The roads are busy places these days whether in town or in more rural areas of the country. There are a lot more cyclists on the roads too which has seen a rise in accidents involving cars.

One of the more common bike accidents involves cyclists being hit by a vehicle pulling out of a drive.

Being hit by car while cycling can result in you sustaining quite serious injuries even if you had to swerve to avoid the collision and the vehicle was not travelling that fast. Whatever the outcome, a negligent driver would be held responsible for the accident and injuries you sustained. It is essential to get as many witness statements and to contact the police straight away. The more evidence you can provide for a personal injury claim of this nature, the better because it not only strengthens your case but offers the much needed evidence of driver negligence.

The most commonly reported accidents and personal injury claims involving cars and cyclists are detailed below:

  • Cyclist hit by vehicle resulting in leg, arm, head and back injuries
  • Swerving to avoid a collision and being hit by another vehicle and knocked off bike resulting in severe injuries
  • Swerving to avoid a collision which results in a fall from a bike causing bruising and lacerations

You could even potentially claim if a loved one was in a fatal accident due to being hit by a car pulling out of a driveway. If you were a cyclist hit by car pulling out of a drive and sustained serious or slight injuries, a personal injury lawyer can help. At Legal Expert, our team of cycle accident solicitors have years of experience in working on successful claims for cyclists in the past. We offer an initial, no obligation consultation free of charge and our No Win No Fee structure means you don’t have to worry about finding the money to pay for much needed legal advice.

Cyclist Hit by a Car Statistics

The Department for Transport collates statistics about road traffic accidents that we can use to see how often cyclists are involved in accidents, and how many of these accidents involved a car.

According to the Reported Road Casualties In Great Britain Factsheet 2020, there were 16,294 reported cycling accidents in 2020. Of these, 11,938 cycling accidents were considered slight and 4,215 were serious. There were also 141 fatal accidents reported.

These statistics also show that 46% of pedal cycle fatalities in 2 vehicle accidents involved a car between 2015-2020. Additionally, accidents involving a pedal cycle and a car caused 18,836 serious injuries and 298 fatalities.

Liability In Cases Where A Cyclist Was Hit By A Car Pulling Out Of A Drive

Under UK law, all vehicle users must drive with “due care and attention” which means they must be aware of all that is going on around them when they are at the wheel of a vehicle. Drivers must check their mirrors before pulling out and check to the left and to the right before reversing which could lead to you being hit by a car pulling out of a drive whilst cycling.

Failure to check an area before reversing or pulling out would be deemed as driving “without due care and attention” and could be held liable for you being knocked off your bike by a car.

We would assess your personal injury claim, offering essential legal advice totally free of charge with our initial, no obligation consultation. Working on a No Win No Fee basis takes all financial pressures off the table allowing us to begin work on your claim straight away while respecting the personal injury claims time limit associated with claims of this type.

Discussing a case with a personal injury lawyer provides free legal advice for cyclists hit by a car pulling out of a drive resulting in them sustaining slight or more severe life-changing injuries. Working with a Legal Expert lawyer means you don’t have to worry about the financial pressures associated with personal injury claims and court proceedings because you only pay when you are awarded the amount of compensation you rightly deserve for the pain, suffering and damages you sustained through driver negligence.

What Should You Do If You Were Hit By A Car Emerging From A Driveway?

If you are a cyclist who was hit by a car pulling out of a driveway and you suffered some sort of injury whether slight or more severe, you may be able to claim compensation against the car driver. That is provided that the car driver was at least partially at fault for the accident and your subsequent injuries.

As a road user, even as a cyclist, you have the right of way and not the vehicle pulling out onto a public highway. In short, as long as you followed the Highway Code when the accident occurred, a court could rule the driver was at fault.

To strengthen your claim you should do the following:

  • Police – you must report a car accident that has caused damage or injury to the police within 24-hours if details are not exchanged at the time of the accident.
  • Medical attention – seek medical attention as soon as possible. This provides an official written report of the extent of your injuries
  • Location – make a note of where the accident occurred as well as the date and time
  • Photographs – photographic evidence of injuries, the damage to your bike provides proof of the accident and strengthens your cycling accident claim
  • Bicycle – keep your bike even if it is a write-off as it is evidence of the accident
  • Out of pocket expenses – keep all records regarding money spent and loss of income

To find out how a Legal Expert personal injury lawyer can help you file a successful claim, please do not hesitate in contacting us today. Our personal injury claims calculator provides a guideline on how much you could be awarded for the pain and suffering you endured following being hit by a car pulling out of a drive whilst cycling, bearing in mind that each personal injury claim is treated as unique and as such, the amount you may be awarded could be more or it could be less than indicated in our personal injury calculator below.

How Much Compensation Could A Cyclist be Owed?

Our personal injury claims calculator offers a guideline on how much you may be awarded for your injuries and damages after being hit by a car pulling out of a drive whilst cycling. The element of your settlement that provides compensation for injuries is known as general damages. The figures in our table are based on past amounts awarded on successful personal injury claims following the Judicial College guidelines.

Injuries sustainedDescriptionAmount of CompensationNotes
Head Injurymild to very serious£1,650 - £341,000Amount awarded depends on the severity of a head injury and how it impacts day-to-day life
Facial InjurySlight to very severe£1, 870 - £80,520Amount awarded depends on the severity of facial scarring
Ear InjurySlight to extremely severe£4,730 - £119,800Slight injury to total loss of hearing
Eye InjuryMild to extremely severe£1,760 - £225,830Amount awarded depends on severity of injury and how it negatively impacts a person's vision
Back InjurySlight to extremely severe£385 - £135,600Amount awarded depends on the severity of the injury and how it impacts a person's life
Injuries involving paralysis tetraplegia£258,740 to £322,060
Neck InjurySlight to extremely severe£39,050 - £123,695Amount awarded depends on the severity of the injury and how it impacts a person's life
Shoulder InjurySlight to extremely severe£385 - £40,700Amount awarded depends on the severity of the injury and how it impacts a person's life
Arm InjurySlight to extremely severe£4,950 - £249,975 Amount awarded depends on the severity of the injury and how it impacts a person's life
Elbow InjurySlight to very severe£3,410 - £46,475Amount awarded depends on the severity of the injury and how it impacts a person's life
Hand Injuryslight to extremely severe£770 - £166,375Amount awarded depends on the severity of the injury and how it impacts a person's life
Wrist InjuryMild to severe£2,805 - £48,950Amount awarded depends on the severity of the injury and how it impacts a person's life
Finger InjurySlight to severe£411 - £76,263Amount awarded depends on the severity of the injury and how it impacts a person's life
Leg InjurySlight to extremely severe£1,980 - £236,500Amount awarded depends on the severity of the injury and how it impacts a person's life
Knee InjurySlight to extremely severe£5,225 - £80,267Amount awarded depends on the severity of the injury and how it impacts a person's life
Ankle InjuryMild to severe£12,360 - £58,410Amount awarded depends on the severity of the injury and how it impacts a person's life
AchillesSlight to severe£5,830 - £33,000Amount awarded depends on the severity of the injury and how it impacts a person's life
Foot InjurySlight to extremely severe£5,830 - £168,025Amount awarded depends on the severity of the injury and how it impacts a person's life
Toe InjurySlight to very severe£4,950 - £47,575Amount awarded depends on the severity of the injury and how it impacts a person's life

More Payouts For A Cyclist That Has Been Hit By A Car

If you are seeking a more specific compensation estimate that reflects the circumstances of your potential claim, then Legal Expert could potentially help you. If you have grounds to make a road traffic accident claim, you can contact our advisors online or on the phone for advice and potentially other support. By finding out the details of your case, including the injuries you’re claiming for, we may be able to provide a more personalised compensation estimate. Get in touch with us today for more advice on compensation estimates after being hit by a car while on a bike and pulling out of a driveway.

What Can I Claim

If you suffered an injury when hit by a car pulling out of a drive whilst cycling you could be entitled to file for compensation. A personal injury solicitor can assess your case and let you know whether you have a strong claim against a third party. Filing personal injury claims can be complicated because there is a lot of information that must be included. Bear in mind you can also claim for out of pocket expenses, also known as special damages, which are detailed below:

  • Travel Expenses
  • Medical expenses which includes any treatments that are not available on the NHS
  • Loss of earnings
  • Loss of anticipated earnings
  • Care claim

If you suffered an injury through no fault of your own because you were hit by a car pulling out of a drive whilst cycling, we can walk you through the process of filing a personal injury claim against a driver. Don’t hesitate in contacting us today to get your claim started.

No Win No Fee Cycling Accident Claims

A lot of solicitors choose to work on a No Win No Fee basis because it allows people who have been injured through no fault of their own to file for the cyclist hit by car settlement they rightly deserve. Many people are put off making a claim because of the legal fees involved but by signing a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), you don’t have the worry of finding any upfront or ongoing fees that go hand-in-hand with legal advice and court hearings.

At Legal Expert we not only offer an initial, free, no obligation consultation, but we also work on a No Win No Fee basis which allows us to begin work on your case straight away without asking for any money to do so. You only pay if your case is successful and we take the agreed fee directly from the money you are awarded. You would have nothing to pay should your case be unsuccessful.

Starting a No Win No Fee claim could not be easier. Just call us and a personal injury solicitor will walk you through the process during the initial, no obligation consultation we offer all our clients.

How We Can Help If You Were Hit By A Car Whilst Riding A Bike

If you were hit by a car pulling out of a drive whilst cycling and were injured in the accident, we would initially assess your case by offering a free, no-obligation consultation. Legal Expert covers all aspects of personal injury claims which includes a cycling accident claim whether the incident was severe or a minor bike accident.

Our team of personal injury lawyers are experts in their field and we are recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). We ensure you receive the right legal representation and that the amount you are awarded is sufficient to cover the pain and suffering you had to endure as a result of a cycling accident that left you injured.

We provide a No Win No Fee structure which means all the financial worry of paying for legal advice and representation is taken off the table leaving you to focus on getting over your injuries.

We can take the stress out of filing a personal injury claim and working on your own behalf, representing you in court ensures you receive the level of compensation you rightly deserve for the pain and suffering you endured through the negligence of a driver.

Talk To Our Specialist Team today

If you are a cyclist who has been hit and injured by a car pulling out of a driveway, talk to a Legal Expert personal injury solicitor on 0800 073 8804 today.

If you prefer to request a call back, just fill out the form and a personal injury lawyer will get back to you as soon as possible to discuss your case offering much needed legal advice on personal injury claims. You can also email us at info@legalexpert.co.uk.

Helpful Resources

Cycle Accident Claims Guide & Compensation Amounts

Check out Legal Experts page on cycle accident compensation amounts and cycle accident advice

The link below takes you to the government website where you will find useful information on accidents involving cyclists:

Statistics on cycling accidents in the UK

The link below takes you to the ROSPA website where you will find useful information on staying safe on the roads as a cyclist:

Staying safe when cycling

The link below provides valuable information on how to make a personal injury claim:

Personal injury claim process explained

If you still have any questions about potentially making a claim after being hit by a car, you are welcome to contact our advisors here at Legal Expert. You can reach us online or on the phone using the contact details featured within this guide.

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