Cycling Accidents in Leeds Compensation Claims
Each year, more and more people in the UK are taking up cycling as a sport, past time and eco-friendly way of travelling to work. However, as more cyclists take to the roads, there has been a significant increase in the number of people who are involved in cycling accidents. The latest annual figures from the Department for Transport have revealed that 3,339 cyclists were killed or seriously injured in accidents across the country.
If you have been injured in a cycling accident, please contact us today to find out how we can help you. We serve the people of Leeds and surrounding West Yorkshire areas such as Pudsey, Horsforth, Yeadon, Otley, Wetherby, Boston Spa, Dewsbury, Shipley and Huddersfield.
Types of Injuries from Cycling Accdients
Most cycling accidents are caused by the carelessness or negligence of other road users. Accidents can result from drivers not giving cyclists the space that they need on the roads or not properly checking for cyclist at junctions.
These accidents can have a catastrophic impact on the lives of the cyclists involved. Common injuries resulting from cycling accidents include:
- Head injuries
- concussions and brain damage
- Back, spinal cord damage
- Neck injuries
- Leg, ankle and foot injuries
- Arm, shoulder and hand injuries
- Brachial plexus injuries
How to Make a Claim for a Cycling Injury
Our process is simple and straightforward. The first step is to fill in our online enquiry form or give us a call. After asking you a few simple questions about the accident you were involved in, the date of the crash and the nature of the injuries you received, we will be able to tell you whether you can make a claim. We will then give you clear information about the next steps to take.
How Much Can Be Claimed for a Cycling Accident?
The amount of compensation that you may be entitled to will depend on many different factors.
The primary factor is the severity of the injuries that you received as the more serious the injury, the higher the level of compensation is likely to be. For example, a severe injury that causes a disability and has a significant impact on the sufferer’s ability to work and engage in a normal life as they did before the accident, will likely attract a higher compensation figure than an injury that had a minor impact.
Other factors that can be taken into consideration include the loss of earnings that resulted from the accident and the level of pain and suffering that the injured person experienced.
It is often helpful for the individual who was injured to gather as much evidence in support of their claim as they can. This includes safely storing any video footage of the accident that was captured by a helmet camera, taking photos of the injuries received and securing the full contact details of any witnesses to the accident.
Contact our Cycling Accident Claim Solicitors for Leeds
Get in touch on 0113 223 4466 with our friendly team today to find out how much compensation you may be able to claim. You can contact us by filling in our online enquiry form.