REPAIRS & REPLACEMENTS
Can you arrange for my bike to be repaired or a replacement bike?
We will act on your behalf to recover compensation not only for your injuries but also for your out of pocket expenses including damaged bike and kit.
We understand how important it is to you to have your bike repaired or replaced as quickly as possible.
Our lawyers will work to secure interim payments to cover the cost of:
- Repairing or replacing your bike, including any customisations unique to your bike.
- Replacing any extra equipment (including clothing) damaged during the accident.
We recognise how important cycling is to you and we work to make the process of getting you and your bike back on the road as quickly and as stress-free as possible.
Bikes are often badly damaged following an accident, especially if the accident involved another vehicle. Your bike may no longer be road-worthy. We can make arrangements for your bike to be inspected and assessed by a specialist engineer. If the bike is repairable we can make the arrangements and recover the cost from the other side’s insurers. If the bike is beyond economical repair then we can seek to recover the cost of a replacement from the insurers.
If repairs are to be carried out we will ensure that these are carried out to the highest standard. If your bike has to be replaced this will be with a bike model with the same specifications. If you prefer you can appoint your own local specialist bike shop to prepare a report and quote for repairs/replacement and we will request payment from the insurers so that you can proceed.
As many of our lawyers are keen cyclists we are aware of the importance of obtaining an early interim payment from the insurers so that you can return to cycling as soon as possible.
When you’re in a safe place to do so, call us. In addition to details about your personal injury, we’ll also ask you about your bike.
If your bike can be repaired, we’ll need quotes or receipts to support your case. If the repair costs are:
Less than what the bike is worth
You can claim the entire costs of the repair (back to its original state, without enhancements e.g. a bell if there wasn’t one before).
More than what the bike is worth
You can claim the total cost of the repair or whatever the bike was worth prior to the accident. Your local bike repair shop can give you a valuation as to your bike’s value.