HOW MUCH COULD YOU CLAIM FOR PHYSICAL DAMAGES FROM A CYCYLING ACCIDENT?
As with many other types of road accidents, there are various types of compensation that can be applied for when making a bicycle accident claim. One of the most common injuries that a cyclist can get from an accident on the road is whiplash. This generally results in a compensation pay-out of around £2500 depending on the severity of the injury.
However, there are many more injuries that can befall someone when they have been involved in a bike accident. Many cyclists do not have more than a helmet to protect them when they are on their bike. This means that a serious accident that causes them to come off their bike could bring some severe injuries with it.
Fractured ribs could award in the region of £2500, while arm injuries pay between £4000 and £90,000 depending on their severity. If you have to undergo an arm amputation because of your injuries, this could rise again to as high as £200,000. Leg injuries can also be quite severe and could award up to £180,000 for an amputation. Even with a helmet, there is the potential for a head injury. This could be anywhere between £1000 for a very minor head injury with no brain damage to up to £310,000 for anyone who is placed into an unresponsive state as a result of the injury.
This area of claim is usually referred to as general damages and will cover the pain and suffering that you have undergone as a result of the accident. It will also cover both physical and psychological trauma.