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Bike & Cycling Accident Claims

If you are a cyclist, you are one of the most vulnerable road users. And the increasing popularity of cycling has also meant a significant increase in cycling accidents. The most recent study published by the Road Safety Authority shows cycling accidents up 59% year on year. If you have sustained an injury as a cyclist, read our guidance or contact our solicitors to start your claim.

Cycling accident claims

Helpful Information

Most cycling accidents happen in built-up urban areas and, unsurprising in this context, Dublin has by far the largest proportion of accidents involving bicycles followed by Cork, Galway, and Limerick. The vast majority of cycling accidents involve another vehicle, where someone on a bike is struck by a car or goods vehicle. Heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) are particularly hazardous for cyclists as they are prone to blind spots which make cyclists difficult for HGV drivers to see.

Instigating a Cycling Accident Claim

If you are a cyclist who has been injured as a result of the negligence of a driver of another vehicle, you may be entitled to make a claim for personal injuries suffered as a result. As insurance is mandatory for all motor vehicles on Irish roads, it is generally the negligent driver’s insurance company that will be responsible for dealing with any claim arising.

In rural areas, the hazards involved in cycling are different; narrow roads, bad road conditions, and loose animals on the roads all pose particular challenges for cyclists. If you suffer an accident as a result of a badly designed or constructed road feature, the local authority may be responsible for any claim for personal injuries suffered by you as a result. Where loose or stray animals are the cause of an accident, the owner may be liable for your accident and may be covered under farm or household insurance for any claim arising.

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With more than 30 years of experience in dealing with personal injury claims, McCarthy + Co. has expertise in a wide variety of fields including bike and cycling accident claims. We are a family-run business, and we pride ourselves on offering honest, impartial and helpful advice.

Our offices are based in Dublin and Cork but we work with clients throughout Ireland in locations ranging from Galway to Waterford. You can count on us for legal advice, guidance, and assistance on any form of personal injury.

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Beginning his academic journey at UCC, Flor furthered his education with a master’s degree in law from UCD. After gaining valuable experience as a solicitor in Dublin, the allure of home and the family brought him back to West Cork to contribute his expertise to the family business.
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is a seasoned solicitor with almost 20 years of experience, specialises in personal injury and medical negligence claims, focusing particularly on high-value compensation cases. His extensive litigation experience spans Circuit Court, High Court and Supreme Court levels.

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