Frequently asked questions
The Scheme is provided by Serious Law LLP – one of the country’s leading law firms in representing the victims of serious cycling accidents. Should you have an accident and your case be accepted, legal fees will be paid for by either the ‘other party’ or the £150,000 insurance cover the scheme provides. You will not have to pay for any legal fees out of any compensation you receive.
Although you do not have an individual policy of insurance, we have taken out an insurance policy that covers the legal expenses all members of the scheme who are involved in cycling accidents and where their case is assessed as having reasonable prospects of success in accordance with the Scheme’s terms and conditions
If you’re a member of the scheme, you have had a cycling accident and your case is accepted you will then have the benefit of up to £150,000.00 worth of legal expenses cover and your case will be conducted by a top professional law firm
This means that there will be no need for you to:
- Instruct any solicitor who would propose acting for you under a ‘no win – no fee’ agreement (this could involve a big deduction from your compensation at the end of the case);
- Be redirected towards an inexperienced ‘panel firm’ of solicitors via one of your household insurance policies, if you already have some legal expenses insurance.
- Instruct a firm of solicitors who do not specialise solely in serious injury claims, who don’t care passionately about protecting the rights of vulnerable road users such as cyclists and who don’t have a proven track record in cycling accident cases.
For as long as the Scheme continues to operate. This means that you do not need to renew your membership annually, we will do it for you.
Possibly, yes. If your accident was in the last three years and you have not yet sought legal representation or if you have legal representation but you are unhappy with it then you should contact us. We will help you if we can.
If we take your case on under the cover that the Scheme provides and we win your case, then we will usually be paid costs by the responsible party/their insurance company. This payment will be in addition to your compensation. There will be no deduction from your compensation on account of our costs. So there’s something in it for both of us.
We also get to continue doing the things that we are passionate about – helping vulnerable cyclists, winning sometimes difficult cases and achieving high levels of compensation for our clients.
Get in touch, even if you think you may have been at fault. We will help you if we can.