NO WIN, NO FEE
With no win no fee, there aren’t any upfront charges or hidden costs. If you do win your case, we will charge you a ‘success fee’ as a percentage of the compensation you receive, but this will only take up a maximum of 25% – so you’ll still get to keep most of it. This fee will be agreed between you and your solicitor before we take on your case.
When Can a Cyclist Claim Against a Motorist?
In the most simple terms, a cyclist can claim against a motorist when an accident was the latter’s fault. Motorists are legally obliged to carry insurance, and it is from this policy that an injured cyclist will often be able to claim compensation, both for an injury and its associated costs, and the damage done to property, an important financial consideration with some bicycles now costing more than the average car.
In many cases, however, a cyclist will be in some measure to blame for an accident, and depending on to what extent, a motorist’s liability will be harder to establish.
Cyclists Can Claim Against Motorists for Careless Driving
The law expects motorists to drive with ‘due care and attention’, and also recognises the fact that cyclists are more vulnerable in the case of an accident than those driving vehicles, for obvious reasons.
Careless driving may involve a motorist being distracted while talking on a mobile phone, or simply not paying proper attention to the road in front of them. They may cut corners, overtake dangerously, fail to look before pulling out at junctions, turn corners without indicating, or otherwise drive erratically.
Any such behaviour can result in a collision with a cyclist and a claim being made against the motorist.