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Cycling Accidents Claims Lawyers Glasgow, Scotland

Cycling is a great way to get about. It is good for the environment, for your health and wellbeing, and in busy city centres it can be the quickest way to travel. However, cycling also comes with inherent dangers. Even if you take all the necessary precautions, including wearing a helmet and hi-vis gear, and sticking to the designated cycle lanes, accidents can still happen.

If you have been the victim of a cycling accident that you believe was not your fault, the personal injury lawyers at Jones Whyte Law can help you get compensation for your pain, suffering and loss. Compensation can be a vital part of your recovery, as it helps to cover any income loss, medical fees and other essential costs. Of equal importance, the process of raising a personal injury claim can provide you with answers you need to move on from the incident. Contact our personal injury lawyers today to find out how we can help.

Cycling Accidents in Scotland

If you have had an accident while cycling and you believe another person or organisation is responsible, you could be entitled to compensation. Accidents on your bike can occur in many different circumstances. Some of the most common are where:

  • a vehicle turns into the path of a cyclist;
  • a driver bumps into the back of a cyclist;
  • a driver fails to give way to a cyclist at a junction or roundabout; and
  • a driver or passenger opens a vehicle door into the path of a cyclist.

Injuries from cycling accidents can vary from minor foot wounds, to serious arm injuries, to severe head trauma that has a significant impact on the cyclist’s quality of life. At Jones Whyte, we deal with all types of cycling injuries. Speak to our personal injury lawyers to find out if you have a right to compensation for your injury.

Compensation Time Limits in Scotland

The Prescription and Limitation (Scotland) Act 1973 provides that civil claims for personal injuries generally have a three-year time limit, starting from the date on which the accident occurred, or when you became aware of the injury. We encourage you to seek legal advice as soon as possible after the accident so you do not miss your opportunity to make a claim for compensation.

However, there are limited exceptions to the three-year time bar that the court may allow, so however long after the accident it is, contact Jones Whyte and we will work out whether you are still in time and eligible to bring a claim.

The Process for Claiming Compensation

Once you have contacted us – either over the phone or by coming to our office – we will listen to your situation carefully and offer expert, honest and clear advice on the likelihood of success of your claim. If you decide to pursue a claim for compensation, our personal injury team will:

  • submit the claim to the other party’s insurers;
  • investigate all the evidence, including eyewitness accounts, medical reports, photographs and police reports; and
  • value your claim.

The Pre-Action Protocol is compulsory for certain personal injury cases up to the value of £25,000. It requires the parties to attempt to settle their dispute out of court. If you have a strong case, the person or organisation you hold responsible may make an offer to settle, based on our valuation. If an offer is received, your lawyer will assess whether it is fair and advise you whether to accept or reject it. The expert solicitors at Jones Whyte are excellent negotiators and we will use our skills to settle your case successfully and quickly.

If after following the Protocol no agreement has been reached, or the other party breaches the Protocol, we can represent you in litigation proceedings. In 2015, a dedicated All-Scotland Sheriff Personal Injury Court in Edinburgh was created, which is responsible for hearing personal injury claims that exceed £5,000 in value and workplace claims exceeding £1,000. If your claim is valued below these levels it will be heard in your local sheriff court.

Valuing your Claim

To determine the value of your claim, the personal injury solicitors at Jones Whyte will take into account the elements that you can claim for. This could be:

  • Loss of income. If you have incurred a period of absence from work due to your injury, you may be able to claim for loss of income. In addition, you may require compensation because the injury you sustained now prevents you from doing the job you did before the accident.
  • Personal injury. You can claim for the injury itself. The amount awarded will reflect how serious the injury is and how long your recovery and rehabilitation will take.
  • You must keep a list of all your medical expenses, such as private physiotherapy, so that you can claim for all reasonable costs incurred.
  • Your cycling equipment. If your bike has been damaged or written off, you can claim for the cost of repairing or replacing it, and for hiring one while yours is being fixed.

We pride ourselves on being able to achieve the maximum amount of compensation possible for our clients. We will ensure the full extent of the accident – the physical impact and the impact on your everyday life – is taken into account.

Contact our Cycling Accident Claims Lawyers in Glasgow, Scotland

The proficient team at Jones Whyte has years of experience obtaining the highest levels of compensation possible for cyclists. When you instruct us, you can be confident that you will receive a high level of customer care and the best chance of success. Whether you are a recreational rider or a regular commuter, get in contact today about your situation.

We pride ourselves on providing innovate and effective solutions for clients throughout Scotland. Our head office is in Glasgow and we serve clients throughout Scotland. We offer an open-door policy and legal services tailored to your needs and budget. For expert legal advice and representation please contact us on 01413751222 today or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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