Cycling Accident Claims in Manchester

Cycling Accident Claims in Manchester

Every year, thousands of cyclists – referred to as vulnerable road users by the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) – are involved in a cycling accident, which may not be their fault. These accidents can result in serious injuries and fatalities and require a lot of mental and physical rehabilitation. PR Scully is a leading legal firm ready to help with your cycling accident claims in Manchester and other cities in the UK, from Liverpool to London. 

Our lawyers are experts when it comes to cycling accidents in Manchester. We understand the stress you, as a victim, are under, which is why we want to provide you with our expertise and support when you file a cycling accident claim. If you – or anyone you know – have suffered from a bicycle accident that has led to injury, we can help you. 

To get information about how we can help you with your situation, contact us online, ring us on 0161 768 3174, or e-mail our team at info@prscully.com. 

At PR Scully, we are happy to answer your questions and provide expert advice related to your circumstances.

Common injuries in cycling accidents

The number of injuries as a result of a bike accident varies extensively. These can include everything from simple cuts and bruises to broken bones, a brain injury (head injuries), or a lifetime of psychological trauma.

These injuries can occur in many places, for example, on roads, at an intersection, at a junction, or any other stage of your journey. Sometimes, as a cyclist, you can follow all the rules, wear your helmet and take little risk, yet still find yourself off the saddle because of a motor vehicle. 

What happens if the driver is uninsured? 

In collisions where the offender has no insurance, the victim can still recover costs for personal injury. Cyclists involved in road traffic accidents in Manchester with an uninsured motorist can claim accident compensation through the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB), with the help of our specialists. 

What if a hit-and-run occurs? 

Similar to being hit by an uninsured driver, the MIB can once again compensate victims who have suffered a cycling injury as a result of a hit-and-run. In such cases, the knowledge and service of a solicitor from PR Scully will come in priceless. 

PR Scully can help by collecting all the information from the police and witnesses from the scene. The type of content from the reports can seriously impact the results of your settlement. We care about the consequences faced by people at the hands of drivers who choose to run after hitting someone with their car.

Will I need a medical report? 

To make a bike accident claim, our road traffic accident lawyers will need to demonstrate a direct link between the cause of your injuries and your accident in Manchester. To do that, medical reports are vital evidence. 

Medical reports are important to demonstrate the severity of injuries caused by your accident and their long-term, as well as immediate, impact on your life and health. The data obtained will allow our solicitors to begin the claims process as soon as possible. 

While these reports are not covered, payments can be postponed until after the case is resolved. Our team handling cycling accidents can establish a post-case payment policy, covering the premium even in the event of an unsuccessful case, or explore whether your household insurance company – or other policies or agreements – provides coverage.

Is there a time limit for making a claim?

In most cases, there is a time limit in which a cyclist can make a compensation case; three years – the sooner you make the claim, the better. If a child was injured in a cycling accident, their parent or guardian can claim on their behalf. Once a child reaches the age of 18, they have three years from the date of their birthday to make a claim themselves if they haven’t done so with the help of an adult or loved one. 

How much will it cost to make a claim? 

We understand that the financial apprehension linked to pursuing a claim can be quite overwhelming for many individuals, particularly those involved in cycling accidents. At PR Scully, we offer a ‘no win no fee’ arrangement to ensure that clients with a valid claim arising from a cycling accident in Manchester can access their rights for legal assistance without financial burden. This is achieved by providing legal representation on a no-win, no-fee basis, meaning our fees are only payable if the case is successful.

If unable to claim back all our fees from a successful case, we may ask clients to contribute some fees from their compensation, commonly referred to as a success fee. We cap the percentage of any charges at a maximum of 25% of their compensation.

What happens if I cannot work?

An important issue that many clients need their personal injury team to address is the loss of earnings or expenses that may arise during recovery. At PR Scully, our professionals make efforts and take steps to try and secure you some interim compensation payments to reduce your level of stress and hardship. 

How long before I receive my compensation?

The duration required to finalise compensation for a personal injury claim stemming from a bicycle accident varies based on the intricacy of the case.

Recognising the significance of promptly resolving your claim and allowing you to move forward from the accident and resume your life, is crucial to us. Be assured that our legal team in Manchester will keep you informed about the progress and details of your cycling accident claim.

Our commitment to expediting the settlement of your bike accident claim doesn’t translate to undervaluing your needs. We are dedicated to advocating for the highest possible compensation and will consistently strive for that outcome, even when pursuing a swift resolution.

Cycling Accident Claims in Manchester

Why should you contact PR Scully in Manchester? 

PR Scully is a leading law firm, with a vast range of services and experience in getting clients compensated for cycling accidents in Manchester they weren’t at fault for. Our solicitors are experts in dealing with personal injury claims, as well as other types of injuries that can come as a result of negligence. 

Over the years, we have claimed over £6m in compensation for our clients, making sure their cases were heard, and compensation was given for their distress. If you have a feeling that you should be due some money for the stress and damages caused by a collision that wasn’t your fault, then get in touch with our experienced team at 0161 768 3174 today, or contact us online, and let’s set up a consultation to discuss how we can help you.

P R Scully & Co Solicitors Limited
166 Chaddock Lane,
Worsley,
Manchester,
M28 1DF
0161 768 3175
info@prscully.com

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