With so many people making the effort to lower their carbon footprint, there has been a significant rise in bicycle sales throughout Scotland in the recent years. Undoubtedly the bicycle is becoming the public’s first choice of transport to and from work, with many councils implementing bicycle sharing systems.
With the rise in bicycle popularity there has also been a rise in the number of cycle accidents and fatalities. Many road users fail to take the necessary care around cyclists and this, combined with the fact they have next to no protection, means they run a greater risk of being seriously injured in an accident.
If you’ve been involved in a bicycle accident in Scotland you may be are entitled to compensation. To find out more on bicycle accident claims and how to start one, please contact our no win no fee bicycle accident solicitors on 0131 555 7055 for a free evaluation of your circumstances.
Who can make a cycle accident compensation claim?
You can claim for compensation after an accident if you were a cyclist who was injured through no fault of their own.
If you’ve been involved in a cycle accident and you weren’t at fault you have a right to be compensated for:
- Medical, rehabilitation and hospital expenses
- Loss of earnings or earning capacity
- Replacement or repair of your bicycle, and accessories affected by the accident
- Any future expenses as a result of the injury
- Home modification and care expenses
- Pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.
You might even be able to claim if you were partially responsible for the collision. However, in these cases, the compensation awarded will be lower in value, due to your involvement.