Bicycle Accident Claim Against Uber Driver18 May 2021 | Andrew Middlehurst
A cyclist has been awarded £7,000 following a road accident in which she was knocked off her bike by an Uber driver whose insurers admitted liability and made a very early settlement offer of just over £1,300. They put pressure on the cyclist by sending the offer directly to their home address. Andrew Middlehurst, a specialist cycling solicitor, advised the cyclist that it was likely that they could beat this offer if they obtained medical evidence. Medical reports were obtained following ultrasound investigations and physiotherapy treatment. The medical reports were then disclosed and the claim was settled for over £7000.
Should you accept the first offer of compensation from an insurance company following an accident? The question is whether the initial offer is fair and acceptable. Invariably the answer is, no. In cases like this where the insurance company has admitted liability and sent an unsolicited offer directly to the claimant, there is undoubtedly an opportunity to challenge the offer. Insurance companies are highly unlikely to offer a settlement before you have asked for it unless they think it will benefit them financially. That is why it is so important to speak to a specialist in order to pursue compensation.
We offer No Win No Fee meaning you are at no financial risk if you decide to make a claim. We’ll secure an interim payment for you wherever possible to help with bills and costs. We will arrange immediate physiotherapy where required and will request an immediate rehabilitation assessment by a specialised Case Manager. We provide a dedicated one to one service with lawyers who are also cyclists.
If you have suffered an injury due to a bike accident, you may be able to claim compensation. Call our specialist bicycle accident lawyers for a free consultation on 020 7485 8811.
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