Bike Accident Claim
Have you been involved in a bike accident?
Even relatively minor bike accidents can be traumatic. This trauma can be compounded if you’ve suffered injuries due to the bike accident.
If you have been involved in a bike accident that wasn’t your fault, you are entitled to seek a bike accident claim. Our team of bike accident claim solicitors can give you legal advice customised to the exact circumstances of your bike accident.
Common Bike Accident Claims
Bike Accident Claims in Ireland are becoming more and more common.
Unfortunately, whereas drivers and motorcyclists are protected by their respective insurance companies, a cyclist often doesn’t have insurance.
If you have been injured in a bike accident you are entitled to seek compensation for your injuries.
Bike accident claim compensation can go a long way in helping cover the expense of medical fees and any potential loss of earnings due to the time spent away from work due to the injuries.
Some of the more common bike accidents include:
- Hit and run claims
- Rear-end collision claims
- Passenger injury claims
- Roundabout accident claims
- Side impact collision claims
- Uninsured driver claims
- Head-on collision claims
- Minor impact road traffic accident claims
Get professional advice from a specialist motorbike solicitor. We can usually tell within an hour if you have a valid claim.
How to get in touch.
What to do following a bike accident.
1. Seek Medical Attention
Following a bike accident, you should seek medical attention. Immediately following an accident you may be in shock. Shock can null the pain of injuries, making serious injures seem relatively minor.
Make sure to go to an A&E or a local GP to have your injures checked.
2. Collect all relevant information at the scene
Following an accident, it is extremely important to gather information from all individuals involved in the accident. The information you collect should include:
- Contact information of the driver(s) involved in the accident
- Vehicle(s) registration number
- Name and contact information of the emergency service people and gardai that attend the scene.
- Take pictures of the scene from as many different angles as possible
- If any CCTV footage captured the accident make sure to try and get access to it.
- Make sure to note the time and date of the accident
- Make sure to note the weather conditions.
3. Report The Accident to the Gardai
No matter how minor the accident was, it is still important to report the accident to the Gardai.
In cases where the accident is too minor for the Gardai to attend the scene, you should make a point of visiting the closest Gardai station to request that they record the details of the accident.
4. Schedule a consultation with a bike accident solicitor
If you are considering pursuing a bike accident claim get in contact with Rogers Solicitors today.
Bike Accident Claim FAQ
How long do I have to make a Bike Accident Claim?
Generally speaking you have 2 years from the date of the accident to begin the bike accident claim legal procedures.
How long does the legal process take?
Like all personal injury cases * in Ireland, a bike accident claim is usually resolved in one to two years.
What are the most common type of Bike accidents?
Throughout our time as a specialist bike accident solicitors firm, we’ve represented just about every type of bike accident. Some of the more common accidents include:
- Lorries or trucks turning in on a cyclist
- Cars pulling out from a side road and falling to see an approaching bike
- Car doors being opened on cyclists
- Lorries or trucks failing to see bikes before they move off
Is there anything I can do to improve my bike accident case?
Yes, the more detail the better therefore it’s best to have:
- Registration and insurance details of all vehicles involved in the accident
- The exact location of the accident. It’s important to be as precise as possible
- Take photos of the cause of the crash, along with photos of any injures you have and any damage to your bike
- Find out if there was any CCTV footage that may have been captured of the accident. Also, you should request dashcam footage a nearby vehicle may have
- Report the crash at the closest Gardaí office. You should do this even if the Gardaí decide not to attend the scene.
- Retain all the receipts and prescriptions of any medicine or products you need to buy due to the accident along with invoices of any necessary bike repairs.
- Contact a bike accident claim solicitor as soon as possible after the accident.