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Cycling Accidents Abroad Claims
If you have sustained an injury in a cycling accident that occurred while you were abroad and it was caused by somebody else’s negligence, our expert team can help you to make a claim for compensation. We have helped many holidaymakers who have sustained injuries while cycling in another country by providing comprehensive and easy-to-understand advice and guidance.
How JMW Can Help
We have expertise in both accidents abroad and cycling accidents. Our specialist cycling injury lawyers will work in collaboration with our accidents abroad team to take a “best fit” approach when it comes to securing compensation. If required, we can use our links with lawyers around the world to help us obtain specialist technical legal advice from the country where your accident occurred.
Our team will provide you with the expertise required to make a successful claim for a cycling accident abroad, and can help you get back on your bike as quickly as possible.
If your accident resulted in damage to your bicycle, we can make sure that any claim you make includes an allowance for the cost of your damaged bike and gear. This means compensation will take into account the cost of your bike’s repair or its replacement, so that you don’t need to be concerned about additional outlay on a new bike or parts for something that was not your fault.
Making a Claim for a Cycling Accident Abroad
From road cycling trips and training holidays in countries with a milder climate than that of the UK, to challenging mountain biking excursions, cycling trips to Europe and beyond are increasingly common.
Unfortunately, these activities can result in accidents caused by other people’s negligence. Common types of cycling accident claims we have handled abroad include:
- Claims against drivers following a road traffic accident abroad
- Claims against other cyclists whose negligence has caused an accident
- Claims against rental companies if an accident involves faulty rental equipment
If you have booked your cycling trip as part of a package holiday, the tour operator will be responsible for the services it has provided and the suppliers. This means it may be possible to claim against them.
It is often possible to make your cycling accident compensation claim under English and Welsh law. We will discuss the specific circumstances of your accident and advise you on how we are best able to pursue your claim and what the issues may be.
Is There a Time Limit To Making a Claim After An Accident Abroad?
The standard time limit to make a claim in England and Wales is three years from the date of the accident. However, different countries have different time limits and it is therefore important for you to make a claim as soon as possible after your accident.
You should seek expert legal advice to make sure you don’t miss a relevant time limit and the chance to claim compensation that is rightfully yours.
How Much Compensation Can I Claim?
In some cases, English law applies to the level of damages; however, depending on the circumstances of your accident, it may be the local law that determines how much compensation you will receive. We will advise and guide you.
Talk to Us
If you have been injured in a cycling accident abroad that was not your fault, get in touch with our solicitors today to start your claim for compensation. Call us on 0800 054 6570 or fill in our online enquiry form and we will contact you.