Cyclist Martyn Uzzell died on the A65 in Giggleswick, in Yorkshire when he hit a pothole in the road and was thrown from his bike into the path of an oncoming car whilst riding from Lands End to John O’Groats with friends in 2011.
His wife has now successfully claimed cycle accident compensation against the local authority responsible for the area – North Yorkshire County Council. An agreement to settle the claim was reached after the Council admitted liability after an inquest into his death heard they had missed opportunities to repair the road.
Clearly this cycling accident involved the most severe of outcomes with the death of the rider and we hope that the widow of Mr. Uzzell finds some benefit and peace of mind in the fact that she has won compensation for his loss. Claiming compensation on behalf of someone who has been killed in an accident can never be an easy process to go through, but it can be done sensitively and with respect. Direct2Compensation and the specialist injury compensation solicitors that we work with will offer a caring and supportive approach to you if you are in such a situation. We’re sure that the unknown firm who assisted Mr. Uzzell’s widow would have handled the situation well and with the same level of care as us. We strive to do this to give those surviving a death of a close relative the confidence to pursue their claim.
Direct2Compensation can help you claim compensation if you are injured in a cycling accident, we know your rights and can find you the right solicitor to manage your cycle accident compensation claim. We have a simple claims process that will help you to understand how no win no fee works. We often see very serious injuries when helping people make a claim for cycle accident compensation. We’ve also assisted bereaved family members claim injury compensation after their loved one has been killed in a cycling accident. Cycle accident compensation claimants can claim compensation for their injuries, trauma, losses and for the damage to their bicycle.
Anyone injured in a cycling accident that was not their fault will want to know how to claim cycling accident compensation. It’s important to make sure that you obtain the details of any vehicles and drivers involved and where possible report the matter to the police and other authorities. In cases where you are caused to fall from your bicycle because of a pothole or dangerous road surface, note the name of the locus of your accident, take photographs of any hazards involved such as potholes and report your cycling accident to the right people, including making contact with us so that we can help you understand if you have a valid cycling accident claim and if so, claim you the compensation you deserve.
Cyclists should always ensure that they are correctly protected whilst riding, wearing a helmet is extremely important in terms of claiming cycle accident compensation as failing to do so could severely reduce any compensation settlement you may otherwise have obtained. It is also important for cyclists to ensure that they display lights and ride in accordance with the highway code.