Cycling looks set to increase even more in importance as a mode of transport.
In Moray, we have cycle paths connecting Forres to Findhorn, Elgin to Lossiemouth and Elgin to Lhanbryde.
This may expand in the foreseeable future to see an active travel route linking Lossiemouth with Hopeman.
Cycling is healthy and environmentally friendly. E-Bikes make cycling more attractive for the less fit and for anyone when the weather – especially the wind strength and direction – might otherwise make you think twice.
Unfortunately, cyclists are very vulnerable in an accident.
Cyclists are easy to overlook.
Cyclists are more likely to be seriously injured or killed than anyone involved in a motor vehicle collision.
Common accident scenarios we have seen in Moray include:
- A motor vehicle turning right across the path of the oncoming cyclist.
- A large vehicle turning left having failed to observe an “undertaking” cyclist.
- A car reversing across a cycle path while exiting its home driveway and striking a correctly-proceeding cyclist.
- A vehicle driver failing to observe a cyclist travelling on the road in the same direction as them and running into the back of them even though the cyclist was wearing high-visibility clothing.
As an injured cyclist, an accident can have a significant impact on your life.
It can result in serious financial hardship.
If that happens to you Grigor & Young’s experienced, specialist solicitors can get you the compensation and rehabilitation you need.
Apart from your claim for your injuries, we can help recover compensation for any wage loss, services provided by family members and out of pocket expenses. We can handle the claim to recover the repair or replacement cost of your bicycle and any associated accessories and clothing damaged.
We have the expertise and experience to help you.
Our two solicitors in the field of personal injury law – Marie Morrison and Peter Brash – have both been in practice since the early 1990s. Both are accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) as Senior Litigators. Peter is also accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a Specialist in Personal Injury Law. Our Elgin office has corporate accreditation from APIL.
What our clients say
“I was injured as a result of a cycling accident at Pansport roundabout in Elgin. I wanted compensation primarily for the damage to my bicycle. I heard from various sources that insurance companies are often not very helpful and a friend referred me to Grigor & Young. It was certainly worth going ahead with a claim through G&Y. The insurance company seemed quite uncooperative even to G&Y and without the expertise and authority of G&Y I do not feel I would have been compensated. I particularly liked the fact that G&Y provided a friendly local service with face to face meetings with Peter Brash. It was really impressive communication – I was kept fully informed. The service was efficient and effective. Your personal injury claim service worked for me. The service was effective and efficient but also local, with face to face meetings – all with the authority and experience of Mr Brash. I received my agreed compensation in full, without any deductions for costs.”
How we can help
You can contact us by phoning 01343 544077 or completing and submitting an online enquiry form by clicking HERE.
The problem with many personal injury claims is that you lose about 25% of your compensation if you’re successful. At Moray Claims at Grigor & Young we aim to provide local specialist advice in such a way that your personal injury claim costs you nothing whether you “win” or “lose”.
Links you might like
The following cycle accident-related articles are available on our Moray Claims website:
- Claiming compensation for a bicycle accident injury in Moray.
- Precautions you can take to reduce your risk of having a cycling accident.
- Can you still make a claim for compensation if you were not wearing a cycle helmet at the time of your bicycle accident?
- How a serious cycle accident resulted in an improvement in signage at a busy Elgin junction.