Legal Costs after an accident

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mnichols
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Legal Costs after an accident

Postby mnichols » 18 Jul 2019, 9:46pm

A friend of mine just posted this on fb, is the same true of Cycling UK

"In 2013 the rules regarding the recovery of legal costs in the event of a successful personal injury claim were changed such that they are now typically taken as a deduction of up to 25% of any settlement made. This includes any success fees, or insurances against non-recovery. Before this ruling any such fees were recovered from the third party in addition to any settlement costs.

However, if you are a Race Silver, Race Gold, or Ride or Commute member with British Cycling your legal fees are covered by BC and you receive 100% of any settlement.

If you need a licence you are a Race member anyway and this is just an additional free benefit. However if you don't race it really is worth making sure you are a BC member."

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gaz
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Re: Legal Costs after an accident

Postby gaz » 18 Jul 2019, 11:02pm

Should find the answers in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=45&t=103383
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TrevA
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Re: Legal Costs after an accident

Postby TrevA » 18 Jul 2019, 11:04pm

If you read the Members Benefits page, it states that there is no success fee and you will receive 100% of any compensation

https://www.cyclinguk.org/incidentline

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Re: Legal Costs after an accident

Postby mnichols » 19 Jul 2019, 11:26am

thanks for clarifying