Privacy Policy & Cookies

Road Accident Claims Work Accident Claims Asbestos Exposure Claims Industrial Disease Claims Head and Brain Injury Claims Medical Negligence Claims Surgical Error Claims Travel Accident Claims Military Accident Claims Personal Injury Claims

How much?

FAQ

PI Information

Our PI Lawyers

0800 783 90190800 783 9019
0330 333 56560330 333 5656
Claim OnlineClaim Online
Text CLAIM to 82010 now, standard network rates applyText CLAIM to 82010
Network of offices throughout the UKVisit our UK offices

We'll call you back

Leave your details and we'll call you back between 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday, or between 9am and 5pm on Saturdays.

Name:

Best contact no:

Best contact time:


Related pages

Road accident compensation lawyers

Home > News > Compensation claim for cyclist hit in the rear by another vehicle

30th January 2012

Compensation claim for cyclist hit in the rear by another vehicle

After cycling the same route to work for many years, our client in this road traffic accident, suffered several injuries and has been forced to find an alternative route, as he is unable to face cycling through the area where he was injured.

Our specialist road accident lawyers were forced to issue court proceedings in order to secure a successful outcome for our client. However, prior to the trial, and after advising him to reject several offers, they were able to negotiate an acceptable settlement.

Despite the defendant's insurers attempt to apportion 50% contributory negligence against our client, we were able to settle this claim for 100% in our client's favour.

Negligent driving caused cycle accident

Our client had been riding his bicycle along a main A road and around a roundabout. The defendant entered the roundabout at another junction and failed to see our client, hitting his bicycle in the rear and knocking him off.

Injuries caused by the cycle accident

Although our client did not require immediate hospital treatment, he suffered considerable injuries that caused him to visit his GP later that day. His injuries included damage to his shoulder, neck and upper back, followed later by problems with his leg and elbow as his body reacted to the trauma.

As a result of his extensive injuries, our client was unable to work for several days, and when he returned, was only able to do so with the help of colleagues who assisted him in lifting heavy items.

Although his injuries gradually resolved over different periods, he was in considerable pain for some months and found difficulty sleeping for some time. He was forced to use a car for getting to work for some time as his cycle was damaged in the road accident. However, he found this difficult and painful as a result of his multiple injuries. For some time he was unable to partake of his physical hobbies, or to carry out routine household activities.

Consequences of cycling accident

However, the biggest and most life-changing effect on our client has been to leave him nervous about returning to cycling, now taking an alternative route to avoid the roundabout where his accident occurred.

Making a claim road accident compensation

Our advisers will be happy to talk to you in plain English, explaining the claims process, and provide you with expert legal advice to answer any questions you may have regarding your claim.

Clear Answers’ lawyers are specialists in all types of road accidents including cycle accidents. We have teams of experts waiting to help you, should you decide to instruct us to represent you in your claim, whether you were in a work related road traffic accident, or on private business.

If you or a member of your family have been injured in a road accident through no fault of your own, contact Clear Answers' personal injury solicitors on 0800 783 9019 and speak to one of our advisors who will be able to assess whether or not you have a claim. Alternatively fill out one of our online accident compensation claim forms and a representative will contact you as soon as possible.

back to personal injury news index

print this page