Cycle Law Scotland

Cycling Accidents

The team at Cycle Law Scotland has considerable experience and expertise in investigating a wide range of cycling accidents. Our team members regularly cycle to and from work so know first hand the type of accident situations which are common - and also those which are unique to cyclists. Based on our own experiences, both on the road and representing clients, we have identified some of the more common accidents involving cyclists.

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Cycling Injuries

We’re committed to doing everything we can to reduce the number of cycling accidents and injuries on our roads. However, no matter how many cycling road safety initiatives we support, cycling collisions with motor vehicles will still take place.

Our experienced lawyers work closely with our clients and are backed up by a team of expert witnesses, highly regarded Advocates and leading medical, surgical and rehabilitation consultants. By working together, our aim is to achieve the best possible result for you.

Rehabilitation walking rails

Rehabilitation

We firmly believe in the long-term benefits of rehabilitation; the earlier rehabilitation is provided, the better the outcome. We want to get you back on your bike as soon as possible.

Why Choose Us?

We are all cyclists like you with a wealth of legal experience in this area.

We specialise in representing cyclists who have been injured in road traffic incidents through no fault of their own.

We will provide you with expert legal advice and representation.

We are passionate about ensuring injured cyclists are treated fairly when pursuing accident compensation claims and receive the best possible outcome.

We cover the whole of Scotland with appointments available at times that suit you. If you’re unable to come to us, we’ll come to you.

We operate on a "no win no fee" basis.

We will keep you up-to-date with the progress of your claim – every step of the way.

We will undertake robust investigations to determine exactly what happened at your road traffic incident when on your bicycle.


We will listen to you.

Legal Information Centre

This Legal Information Centre has been developed as a resource for cyclists to use to provide legal answers to a wide variety of questions under some key topics which have been listed alphabetically.

Changing Solicitors

Changing Solicitors

No matter what stage your cycling accident compensation claim is at, it’s always possible to change Solicitors. It’s easier than you may think and the process is straightforward..

If you’ve been involved in a cycling accident, it helps to have a highly experienced cycling accident lawyer on your side. Having one who also rides bikes and speaks your language is even better!

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No Win, No Fee

If you’ve been involved in a cycling accident and been injured, you need advice from a lawyer to help you claim for any injury and loss.

Many people worry about seeking help from a lawyer because of the costs involved but at Cycle Law Scotland we can remove that worry.

Cycle Law Scotland operates on a "no win no fee" basis. 

CLS Legal Protection

Legal Protection

Cycle Law Scotland provides cyclists with free specialist legal representation for personal injury following a road traffic collision. We hope it never happens to you but, if it does, we are here to help.

Our Recent Client Stories

Garve level crossing railway tracks

Cyclist comes off bike due to railway tracks and sustains injuries. Poor signage and track design are to blame.

A tale of two Councils and an expansion joint

A damaged bridge expansion joint causes a cyclist to come off and sustain serious injuries. However, a denial of ownership and responsibility between two councils causes problems and inevitable delays.

Unluckiest cyclist in Scotland

Derek is hit side on by a car which exits from a junction, crosses the road and ploughs straight into him.

Road racing legend injured by pothole

Jocky Johnstone, well known Scottish road racing legend, is badly injured when thrown off his bike after hitting a deep pothole.

What our clients say.

"Cycle Law Scotland were brilliant from start to finish. Throughout the whole process of my claim, their communication was fantastic and they handled my case with skill and professionalism. At first I wasn't sure whether to take legal action after my accident because I was worried it would be too complicated, but I'm really glad I did. Cycle Law Scotland took the stress out and made the whole process very easy. I couldn't recommend them enough. Thank you!"
Kate Osmond
"Jodi and the team helped me through every step of the process and weren't judgemental at all. The most important reason for choosing CLS was that they are cyclists and understand what it feels like. Incredibly professional and, touch wood, I will never need their services again. But, I will recommend them to anyone and everyone. Thank you!"
Shannon Douglas
"I would highly recommend Cycle Law Scotland. My case was handled by Thomas Mitchell who provided advice and updates from the beginning to end. Cycle Law Scotland have access to numerous professionals who can provide expert opinions."
Damien Scott

Latest News

Law Courts

Killer cyclists to be jailed – or are they?

Cycle Law News
May 17, 2024

Yesterday, many of us will have woken up to the news that “killer cyclists” are to be jailed if they kill or injure pedestrians by riding dangerously, carelessly or inconsiderately.

Zara Jones piloting a Vie Velo tandem in Poppy Scotland sportive.

Cycling with VIE Velo

Cycle Law News
May 8, 2024

VIE Velo cycling club pairing visually impaired riders with sighted pilots on tandem bicycles to ride socially in and around Edinburgh.

Confusing infrastructure off Charlotte Square, Edinburgh

Pedal Power

Cycle Law News
May 7, 2024

We cannot possibly consider ourselves to be a safe cycling nation while the government just pays lip service to what needs to be done. We need to see real change.

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