If you’ve been injured whilst cycling, we can provide specialist legal advice. Importantly, our team of specialists are all cyclists and bring that passion and insight to your compensation claim following an accident that was not your fault.
When can a cycling accident claim be brought?
We would suggest you contact us for legal advice if you have been injured whilst cycling in the last three years.
We have recently succeeded with cycling accident claims for clients injured in one of the following ways;
- collision at a roundabout
- kicked off their bike by a horse
- struck by an overtaking vehicle
- collisions caused by vehicles emerging from / turning into side roads
- bicycle frames breaking
- dangerous bicycle servicing
- ‘car dooring’
- accidents caused by potholes
- uninsured or ‘hit and run’ drivers and vehicles performing unsafe turns
How long does a claim take, and what is the process?
Our specialist solicitors will quickly assess the merits of your cycling accident claim on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. We will continuously advise you on the timescale for concluding your claim.
Much will depend on whether liability is disputed and the complexity of your injuries. That makes it hard to estimate how long it will take to conclude your claim at the outset. However, complex claims can years to conclude.
Is a claim time consuming or stressful?
One of our primary roles is to make sure your claim is as stress-free and as easy to pursue as possible. We endeavour to do the hard work on your behalf and to simplify things so that it’s all manageable.
How much will it cost to make a cycling accident claim?
We are happy to assess your claim on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. If we believe you have a good claim, we will enter into a ‘no win, no fee’ agreement with you. Further details on funding a claim can be found here.
We will also add value by ensuring you receive the maximum amount of compensation and by obtaining interim payments so that you have access to money for things you need as your claim progresses.
How much compensation will I receive?
If we succeed with liability, the amount you receive will depend on the extent of your injuries and the amount of your financial losses (to date and in the future). When the time comes to assess the value of your claim, we will undertake thorough research before advising you. We will be happy to obtain part payments towards your claim as it progresses in case you need money for particular expenses, such as medical treatment or replacement of your bicycle.
What do Royds Withy King clients say?
“Mark was extremely helpful and supportive” – RS, personal injury client
“Mark Hambleton was a consummate professional, very patient, extremely down to earth and explained everything very clearly. I cannot speak highly enough of him” – HC, personal injury client
“Timely. Professional. Open to fielding questions/discussing options” – GH, personal injury client
Where are Royds Withy King based? Does it matter?
We have offices in Bath, Swindon, Oxford and London. It doesn’t matter where you live, our clients are all over England and Wales.
“What the team is known for:
Somerset-based practice that comes recommended for its focus on spinal cord and brain injuries. Also offers niche expertise in areas such as fatal accidents and animal cases. Demonstrates further skill in the area of asbestos-related diseases.
“I feel there is a strong culture within the firm that fosters excellence delivered in a friendly, approachable way,” reports a source.
Another interviewee states: “They are the best local firm for me to deal with as their whole focus is professional and efficient.”
Represented a claimant who suffered serious brain injury, in a Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority case worth £15.8 million.
Stuart Brazington (Band 1) leads the brain injury team and possesses notable expertise in serious spinal cord injury claims. One source highlights: “He’s a brain injury specialist; it’s a tricky area and he’s very good at it. He knows a lot about medicine as well as litigation tactics.”
Senior associate Mark Hambleton (Associate to watch) offers particular strength in severe injury cases arising from accidents involving animals, sports and motorcycles.
Louise Hart is Recognised Practitioner.”
Chambers 2018 Somerset
“What the team is known for:
Outstanding personal injury practice adept at handling an impressive breadth of claims, including industrial disease cases, cycling accidents and equine matters. Notable expertise in chronic pain and fatal accidents as well as catastrophic injuries, with a focus on brain and spinal injuries.
Interviewees praise the lawyers’ involvement in each case: “They are very supportive of clients, you get the feeling that it’s not just business to them. They work well in teams, are responsive and quick to get back to you.”
Others agree, and attest the success of this ethos: “We were never made to feel like a case, we were treated with open communication as we if we were in a partnership. The attention to detail and professionalism of the lawyers led to great results.”
The “tenacious and excellent” Ian Carrier (Band 1) focuses on catastrophic injury work, primarily spinal and brain injuries, as well as fatal accident claims. One client states: “He has strong communication skills, and excellent and far-reaching technical knowledge. We could not have asked for a better partners, it was just superb case management.”
Tracy Norris-Evans (Band 1) is highly reputable in claims of high complexity and severity including paediatric cases as well as those with complex neurological issues. One interviewee states: “She is very thorough and has an exceptionally good manner with clients. She is someone who inspires trust.”
Helen Childs (Band 2) is a specialist in industrial diseases and is especially noted for asbestos litigation. One client attests: “She is an expert in this field, which was paramount. She worked tirelessly and went to the moon and back for us. She was empathetic and genuine, nothing was too much trouble.“”
Chambers 2018 Oxford and Surrounds
“Royds Withy King’s personal injury team has ‘a wealth of experience and a very client-focussed approach’. It is ‘very strong on brain injury claims’ and provides an overall ‘excellent’ level of service. Particular areas of expertise include spinal injuries, chronic pain, complex regional pain syndrome, amputations, asbestos-related diseases, fatal accidents as well as claims arising from accidents involving animals, in particular horses. The ‘vastly experienced’ team is jointly led by Louise Hart and Stuart Brazington. The ‘tenacious’ and ‘knowledgeable’ Hart has ‘unrivalled’ experience in acting for clients who have sustained a personal injury with subsequent chronic pain’ while the ‘highly competent’ Brazington is ‘a very good strategist’. Senior associate Mark Hambleton, whose specialisms include sports-related injuries, is ‘client-focused’. The practice’s recent caseload includes representing a client who had suffered a severe hypoxic brain injury in a multi-million-pound claim before the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) First Tier Tribunal, the High Court and the Court of Appeal.”
Legal 500 2017 South West
“The ‘excellent and forward-thinking firm’ Royds Withy King in Oxford, which ‘strikes the right balance through quality advice and great client care’, was created through a merger between law firm Royds and the Bath-based Withy King in September 2016. Team lead Tracy Norris-Evans specialises in brain injury and paediatric claims and also acts as a professional deputy, while the ‘experienced practitioner’ Ian Carrier is known for his spinal injuries and fatal accidents work and has ‘impressive attention to detail and case preparation skills’. Other notable individuals are Richard Brooks, who regularly handles animal-related claims and ‘knows equine matters inside out’, and industrial diseases expert Helen Childs. As a result of the merger, James Millar Craig, who gained experience in permanent health insurance cases, was added to the team. The ‘highly organised, knowledgeable and approachable’ associates Jennifer Seavor and Rachel James joined from Boyes Turner and Irwin Mitchell, respectively. Especially recommended in ‘asbestos-related claims’, Seavor represented a client who had developed mesothelioma through his occupation at a railway company from the late sixties to the early seventies; he wanted the claim to settle during his lifetime and accepted an offer of £230,000.”
Legal 500 2017 South East