Cycling Accident Claims
Cycling is an emerging phenomenon in Ireland. With more cyclists on the road, it is vitally important for drivers to be wary of the risks to cyclists. Accidents can happen as a result of drivers failing to check blind spots, failing to use their mirrors properly, failing to leave adequate space when passing a cyclist on the road and potholes.
At P.A Duffy & Co Solicitors, we represent individuals who have been involved in accidents while riding bicycles in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Our personal injury team are experienced, understanding and sympathetic and will work tirelessly on your behalf to secure the compensation you are owed for what has happened.
What kind of compensation can I seek in a cycling accident claim?
Compensation can vary but may include medical expenses, property damage, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages related to the accident.
What documents and evidence should I gather for a cycling accident claim?
Document the scene with photos and collect witness statements if possible. Keep records of medical bills, repair estimates, and any correspondence related to the accident.
Can I still file a claim if I wasn't wearing a helmet at the time of the accident?
Yes, you can generally file a claim, but not wearing a helmet may affect the assessment of your damages and liability, depending on local laws.
How much personal injury compensation will I receive for myself following a cycling accident?
The amount of personal injury compensation you may receive following a cycling accident can vary significantly based on various factors. It's important to understand that there is no fixed or predetermined amount, as it depends on the specifics of your case. Some key factors that can influence the compensation you might receive includes the severity of your injuries, medical expenses, pain and suffering etc.
If you speak to us about your case, we will be able to give you an initial idea of the range of compensation that is generally awarded for the type of injury you have sustained.
How can I finance a cycling accident compensation claim?
We know that funding a compensation claim might be a worry, so we offer a range of options. These include:
Legal expenses cover
After the Event insurance (ATE insurance)
We will be happy to discuss funding with you to find the best option for your circumstances.
What is the time limit for bringing a cycling accident compensation claim?
In both the UK, the limitation period for personal injury claims, including those resulting from cycling accidents, is generally three years. This means that you have three years from the date of the accident or the date when you became aware of your injuries to bring a claim. It's important to note that there can be some exceptions to this rule in more complex cases, and the specifics may vary based on the circumstances.
In the ROI, the time limit for personal injury claims is also generally two years from the date of the accident. This is set out in the Statute of Limitations (Amendment) Act 1991.
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