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    Claiming Cycling Accident Compensation

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    Mulderrigs have been dealing with cycling accident compensation claims for over twenty-five years. In a collision between a cyclist and a fast moving vehicle there is usually only one winner. And cycling accidents can involve some very distressing injuries.

    What Compensation Can Be Claimed After A Cycling Accident?

    If you have been involved in a cycling accident that wasn’t your fault we will be able to help you claim compensation for your injuries and we will also be able to arrange for any necessary medical treatment to be carried out privately.

    If you have incurred any loss of earnings or out of pocket expenses we will be able to recover these for you and we will also help recover the cost of repairing or replacing your bike.

    Why Choose Mulderrigs For Your Cycling Accident Claim?

    Our MD Paul Mulderrig is a very keen cyclist himself. We have represented lots of injured cyclists from all over the country and our expert solicitors have an excellent track record in recovering compensation for injured cyclists.

    You can  read about some of our successful cycling accident claims here but in cycling accident claims there is no substitute for having a chat.

    Our initial advice is always free and we are always happy to act on “no win no fee” terms.

    Cycling Accident Case Studies

    Latest Testimonials

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    Mrs Tee

    Mrs Tee, Ashton-In-Makerfield

    Thank-You to Mulderrigs for all of the understanding, help, support and efficiency. A very good service. Five stars!

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The law governing cycling accident claims is very straight forward – All road users have a legal duty to take care for the safety of other road users.

    So if you are involved in a cycling accident caused by the negligence of another driver, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any financial losses.

    The classic accident circumstances, that we see time and time again, involve – Rear-end collisions – Vehicles pulling out of junctions – Oncoming vehicles turning right across the traffic – Vehicles changing lanes at roundabouts – And so on.

    Do try to get hold of the names and addresses of any witnesses, and the name and collar number of any police officers who came to the scene.

    Do take pictures of the damage to your bike, your clothing and any bruising or other injuries.

    Do start gathering whatever documents you can to help prove your losses – purchase receipts and/or repair estimates for your bike – receipts for damaged clothes – wage slips and so on.

    Don’t discuss the case with the insurers for the other driver! It’s now very common for insurers to make contact with accident victims in an effort to “buy off” claims for far less than their true value.

    Do get in touch with Mulderrigs for some free initial advice.

    Most cycling accident claims are now settled in less 12 months from the date of the first call.

    This is because the government have streamlined the process by introducing a compulsory online system for dealing with claims worth less than £25,000.

    In substantial claims (worth £25,000 or more) the case can go on for longer, because we may need to wait for medical evidence, and it may be necessary to bring court proceedings.

    But, even then it would be unusual for your case to go on much beyond 18 months.

    Also bear in mind that we won’t get our fees until the case is finished – So we will get on with things as quickly as we can!

    We will be able to tell you very quickly, and free of charge, whether or not your case is worth pursuing.

    The government is determined to drive down the cost of compensation claims, and with that in mind all cases with a value of £25,000 or less now have to be submitted to insurers through an online portal.

    By and large, this system has worked well in terms of speeding up the process.

    Only difficult or substantial cases are dealt with outside the portal, and we will quickly be able to assess whether yours is one of those.

    Even if your case is dealt with outside the portal, all parties (us and the insurers for the other driver) have to abide by the rules of a pre-action protocol, which encourages the parties to settle the claim without ever getting involved in court proceedings.

    The vast majority of our cycling injury claims are now settled without court proceedings.

    There are a couple of situations where you may think you can’t make a claim:-

    If you are the victim of a “hit & run” accident, where the responsible driver has left the scene and can’t be found, or if you do know the identity of the responsible driver, but also know that they are uninsured. In either of those cases we may still be able to help you claim compensation via the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB), which was established to meet compensation claims for the victims of uninsured drivers.

    It’s fair to say that claims to the MIB can be difficult, and occassionally drag on for longer than you would like.

    But, nonetheless it may enable you to claim compensation in what would otherwise have been a hopeless situation.

    If you have been the victim of an uninsured driver or a “hit & run” accident, please just get in touch and we’ll be happy to give you some free initial advice.

    We will be able to tell you very quickly, and free of charge, whether or not your case is worth pursuing.

    The government is determined to drive down the cost of compensation claims, and with that in mind all cases with a value of £25,000 or less now have to be submitted to insurers through an online portal.

    By and large, this system has worked well in terms of speeding up the process.

    Only difficult or substantial cases are dealt with outside the portal, and we will quickly be able to assess whether yours is one of those.

    Even if your case is dealt with outside the portal, all parties (us and the insurers for the other driver) have to abide by the rules of a pre-action protocol, which encourages the parties to settle the claim without ever getting involved in court proceedings.

    The vast majority of our cycling accident claims are now settled without court proceedings, and even when proceedings are necessary most cases are settled long before a trial.

    When cases do go ahead as a trial the experience of giving evidence is rarely as difficult as people imagine.

    We have previously published some very straightforward pointers about giving evidence at court.

    As you might expect, the amount of compensation for injuries suffered in cycling accidents depends on the extent of the injury and the level of financial losses.

    The classic injury in these cases involves a soft-tissue injuries to the face, neck, back or limbs.

    But of course, there can be lots of other injuries arising from a bicycle accident, ranging from the most trivial to the most serious.

    We will gather all the necessary expert medical evidence, and documentary evidence of any financial losses.

    We will then discuss the value of your case with you before any settlement negotiations take place with insurers.

    Our most recent cycling accident settlements range from £4,000 to £60,000

    If you ask us to deal with your cycling accident claim we will discuss the fee arrangements clearly and carefully before asking you to sign our terms and conditions.

    Although other fee arrangements are available, “no win no fee” is usually the best option for our clients.

    There are no “upfront” fees, no hidden charges, and we will never leave you out of pocket.

    Most importantly, if you lose the case you pay nothing at all.

    We have never had a complaint from a client in relation to fees.

    Even if you think that you were partly to blame you may still be able to claim compensation.

    A claim for compensation isn’t like a criminal case, where there are really only two possible outcomes – “guilty” or “not guilty”.

    In a compensation claim, responsibility for the accident can be split between the parties in whatever proportion the court considers reasonable.

    Of course we try to win our clients’ cases on a 100% basis

    But if there are genuine arguments about what has happened and who was at fault for your accident our job is to make sure that responsibility is apportioned as heavily in your favour as possible.

    “No helmet?”

    The law doesn’t currently require cyclists to wear helmets, but if the court is satisfied that your injury would have been less serious if you’d been wearing a helmet the amount of compensation can be reduced by 25% or so.

    But it’s up to the insurance company to prove the outcome would have been less serious – Not wearing a helmet doesn’t make a jot of difference if the injury is a broken arm!

    We understand the dramatic impact of an injury from a cycling accident – Our MD is a keen cyclist, so he has his own stock of “war stories” and has acted for lots of injured cyclists.

    Our team have been dealing with cycling injury claims for over twenty five years, and dealt with cases from the most trivial injuries to the most serious.

    We promise to speak to you in plain English.

    We’ll come to see you at a time and place that’s convenient for you.

    We have held the Law Society’s LEXCEL quality mark since 2002. Only around 5% of law firms have achieved that recognition.

    In our most recent survey 97% of our clients described our service as good or excellent.

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