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Cycling Accident Claims

Vulnerable road users, such as cyclists, are at risk of serious injury if a collision occurs with a motorist, often being thrown off their bikes and onto the bonnet of a car or onto the road, causing injury to the cyclist and damage to their bike.

Accidents involving cyclists often happen when a motorist pulls out of a junction into the path of cyclist without warning, change lanes or make a turn without realising a cyclist is present, or even open a car door into the path of a cyclist.

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If you have been injured in a cycle accident that was not your fault you may be entitled to compensation; we need to prove that the accident was the fault of the other motorist involved and that as a result of the accident you have suffered injury and potentially financial losses too.

Following an accident, it helpful to try and gather evidence in support of your claim, including swapping details with the motorist involved and taking the details of any witnesses, speaking to the police, and taking pictures of the accident scene. Of course, sometimes the severity of the accident may mean the cyclist is taken to hospital by ambulance and unable to do any of these things, and in those cases, we will work to obtain the necessary details to present the claim to the relevant insurer.

We will then work to evidence your claim, gathering reports from the appropriate experts as well as obtaining evidence in support of your financial losses to ensure you recover the compensation you deserve. Financial losses may include the cost of repairing or replacing your bike, loss of earnings due to time off work, as well as care and treatment costs.

Can You Claim Compensation For A Personal Injury?

You can make an injury claim if the accident was not your fault.

Many people who get in touch with us are unsure whether they can make a compensation claim. This is completely understandable – claiming compensation can seem complicated and sometimes it’s not always clear who’s at fault for your accident.

Any injury you suffer that was caused by the neglect of another person, or company (for example if you are injured at work) permits you to make a claim against them for a sum of money that covers your injuries, financial losses and any expenses or losses that you may need in the future because of what happened to you.

Our friendly team will be able to advise you whether you can make a claim that has a good chance of being successful.

You normally have three years from the date of your accident to make a claim for personal injury compensation, however sometimes the three year period runs from the date you became aware that your injuries were due to someone’s negligence. Our team will be able to advise whether you are eligible to make a claim based on the specific details of your accident and injury.

Our team of personal injury specialists will provide effective, clear and honest advice, making what may seem like a complicated process easier to cope with, safe in the knowledge that we’re on your side. 

Nicholson Jones Sutton Solicitors are here to help you to make a personal injury claim and get you the compensation you deserve.

How Is Your Compensation Calculated?

Nicholson Jones Sutton Solicitors will value your claim based on your particular circumstances, looking at the injuries sustained, the impact on your daily life as well as at any financial losses you have incurred because of what you’ve been through.

The amount of compensation you get will be individual to you, but you can be sure that our Personal Injury Team will work hard to get you the full amount you’re owed.

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How we can help you

We will make sure to consider the following:

  • How severe your injury is, and your recovery-time.
  • Whether your injury will affect your life in the future.
  • The amount of time you’ve had to take off work because of your injury.
  • Any care you’ve received, even if from a family member.
  • Any adaptations to your home, car or life.
  • Any medical expenses, from therapy costs to prescription costs and even travel expenses.
Call us today and one of our experienced specialists will help guide you through the process.

Meet The Cycling Accidents Team

Our team has decades of combined experience in dealing with Personal Injury Claims. 

Our Nicholson Jones Sutton Personal Injury Specialists are sympathetic, understanding, and can help you get the outcome you deserve.

If you would like to discuss an issue, please get in touch to arrange a free no obligation consultation. We’re available by email or phone.

Call or email us today to discuss your claim.

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Leanne Henton

Litigation Manager

Leanne studied the Bar Vocational Course at the BPP Law School in Leeds, and graduated with Very Competent, before cross-qualifying as a Solicitor in 2013.

She joined the firm in 2009 as a Personal Injury Fee Earner, dealing with various matters including Road Traffic Accidents, Employment and Public Liability, and Medical Negligence.

Leanne progressed onto a Litigation Team Manager role in 2015, managing a team of RTA Personal Injury Fee Earners, and further on to Litigation Manager in 2020, working closely with the Directors to ensure the success of the Personal Injury Department.

Leanne has been heavily involved in the development and expansion of the EL/PL Department, as well as the Medical, Dental and Cosmetic Negligence Department.

In her personal life Leanne enjoys holidaying and days out with her young family.

Richard Shillcock


After qualifying as a solicitor in 2002, Richard gained experience working in several firms in the north west of England.

Throughout his 25 year career in the law, Richard has covered the gamut of Personal Injury work. Described as being ‘terrier like’ in his approach to litigation, Richard still loves the thrill of the fight despite his ever advancing years.

Outside of work, Richard lives on the Wirral with his wife and two children. When he isn’t busy helping with homework or coaching his daughter’s football team, Richard enjoys baking and watching his beloved Liverpool FC.

Stephen Heeley

RTA Litigation Executive

’Stephen joined the firm around 2012 as a member of our new business team. Stephen progressed in the firm moving on to the MOJ portal team which led to his promotion to the position of Litigation Executive.

Stephen has over 11 years’ experience in dealing with road traffic accident claims.

Stephen enjoys socialising and going out for meals and drinks with friends and family in his down time. He is also an avid fan of film and television series and has a keen interest in cooking.

Natasha Harrison

RTA Litigation Executive

Natasha has over 3 years’ experience in RTA litigation working in a logical and proactive manner when dealing with complicated issues such as liability and personal injury in the claimant sector

Her hobbies outside of work is teaching different styles of dance, she also enjoy going to the gym, dining out and catching up with friends.

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