Cycling Accidents

If you are involved in a cycling accident, quite often your injuries can be severe, and the road to recovery a long one. If your injuries were caused due to the negligence of others, you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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"I was very apprehensive starting a claim, but I was helped through every step. I found it a very easy process and was very pleased with the outcome. Watermans were professional and efficient in handling the claim. They made it very easy for me!"

S Costelloe, Personal Injury Claim

The Short of it

  • Have you been injured in a cycling accident within the last three years, that wasn't your fault?

    You could be entitled to compensation.

  • Cycling accidents can be caused by other road users, potholes in the road,

    substances like oil and grease on the road surface and animals running loose.

  • At Watermans, our team of expert personal injury solicitors are ready to help you with your claim.

    We take the hassle out of the legal process for you.

  • Everything we do at Watermans is about getting you the resolution you need

    and providing Straightforward legal advice. It should be that simple.

  • The Long of it

    Cycling accidents

    Cycling accident claims

    With so many people making the effort to lower their carbon footprint, bike sales throughout Scotland have increased significantly in recent years. But with the rise in bicycle popularity, there has also been a rise in the number of bicycle accidents and fatalities.

    Many road users fail to take the necessary care around cyclists and this, combined with the fact that cyclists often have little protection, means cyclists run a greater risk of being seriously injured in an accident.

    There are a number of different issues which cause cycling accidents, including

    • the actions of other road users
    • spilt substances like oil or grease on the road
    • potholes and other road defects
    • objects or animals in the road
    • mechanical faults or defective equipment

    Injuries from a cycling accident can be severe, even life-threatening in some cases. Any cyclist who is in a road collision is likely to have to spend time in hospital, often followed by a lengthy rehabilitation period. They will usually require specialist services such as physiotherapy in order to make a full recovery.

    All of this can put a huge physical and emotional strain on them and their family. Not to mention the financial hardship that comes with giving up work for a long period of time.

    If you or a loved one has been injured in a cycling accident, it is time to speak to a personal injury solicitor.

    Making a claim

    How do I make a cycling accident claim?

    The consequences of being in a cycling accident can have damaging effects on you and your loved ones. If you or a family member have been injured within the last three years in a cycling accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation.

    There are several factors that can be taken into account when making a bicycle accident claim. Provided you weren’t at fault, you have a right to be compensated for

    • medical, rehabilitation and hospital expenses.
    • loss of earnings and/or earning capacity.
    • replacement or repair of your bicycle and/or 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.

    Now is your time to speak to one of our specialist solicitors, who can aid you in preparing a compensation claim for your injuries. At Watermans, we aim to take the hassle out of the claims process for you, so that you and your loved ones have time to recover from your accident. Plus, we operate on a no win no fee basis, meaning that if we don’t win, you don’t have to pay any solicitors fees.

    How much compensation?

    How much compensation can I claim for a cycling accident?

    The amount of bicycle accident compensation you’ll be able to claim can vary considerably. When injuries are more significant, the compensation can be a lot higher because of the impact the injuries will have on your lifestyle, work, and relationships.

    In such cases, the compensation received will support your recovery long after your claim to make sure you receive the appropriate treatment, support and rehabilitation.

    Whatever your injury, you can be sure that Watermans will fight for the best possible outcome for you.

    Why Watermans?

    Why should I choose Watermans to pursue my claim?

    Watermans make legal services look and feel easy so people can move forward in life.

    Watermans are your modern personal injury law firm in Scotland. Our expert team are committed to doing everything to make the claims process straightforward for our clients following an accident.

    We take the hassle from you and fight each case to secure the maximum level of compensation. We also provide access to a range of additional services, such as physiotherapy and psychological treatment to ensure you recover from your injuries as soon as possible and get your life back on track.

    Our expertise in personal injury covers a wide range of areas including accidents at work, public liability claims, road traffic accidents, fatal and serious injury claims and cases relating to child and historical abuse.

    We represent thousands of clients throughout Scotland each year, securing millions of pounds in compensation for our clients. We work on a no win a fee basis, which means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t end up out of pocket.


    Straightforward Legal Advice

    How much could you claim?

    The figures quoted are a rough guide to show you the amount you could receive as compensation for your injury. Our solicitors will advise you in more detail about your specific claim.

    Your claim could be worth...

    Claim Worth

    The figures quoted are a rough guide to show you the amount you could receive as compensation for your injury. Our solicitors will advise you in more detail about your specific claim.

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    Everything we do at Watermans is about getting you the resolution you need and making that process straightforward. Start the process by sending us your details below or calling us on 0131 555 7055

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    Our personal injury claims expert

    “I enjoy the challenge of putting my clients back in a position they would have been in, had they not been unfortunate to suffer an accident through no fault of their own.”

    John Dillon, Head of Dispute Resolution