Cycling Accidents Claims
Cycling is an activity on the rise. We at Accident Aid wholeheartedly approve of the proposition that more journeys should be made by bicycle wherever possible. There are obvious benefits to health, the impact on pollution and congestion to name but three and there has been a drive in recent times to make it easier and safer to cycle in this country.
It is a sad fact, however, that along with the increased number of journeys made by bicycle, there have been an increased number of cycling accidents resulting in personal injury of varying degrees from fairly minor accidents to the most serious accidents. At worst, there have been many very serious injuries accidents resulting in fatalities. Whilst cyclists are able to protect themselves against sustaining personal injury in accidents to a certain extent by wearing helmets and gloves, it is true that, after pedestrians, they are the most vulnerable road users and often suffer inordinately serious personal injury in accidents. Clearly, sharing road space with motor vehicles increases the likelihood of cyclists being involved in accidents and suffering serious personal injury.
Unfortunately, very often motorists cause accidents by simply failing to spot cyclists through a lack of proper care and failure to carry out proper observations. All of the various safety organisations emphasise the point that cyclists should make themselves as visible as possible at all times to avoid these types of accidents.
Sadly, unavoidable accidents
sometimes occur even without the intervention of car drivers as cyclists endure the daily slalom of avoiding potholes, uneven and badly repaired road surfaces, raised drains and manhole covers and any number of other defects and hazards in road surfaces. In some areas of our country, the state of our roads is almost scandalous and those that suffer most personal injuries as a direct result are cyclists.
Whilst bodily injury is the most serious consequence of cycling accidents, there are financial consequences also. Clothing and helmets may be damaged as well as anything being carried on the bike. Cycles themselves can now be extremely expensive and are easily damaged in accidents. Regular cyclists will know that the most expensive bikes could easily cost as much as a quality used motorcar.
Just like any other innocent
victim of a road traffic accident, cyclists are entitled
to claim compensation for their personal injury. They
should also make claims for damage to their cycle, claim
for damage to clothing, claim for damage to watches or
jewellery and claims for any other damage or loss.
To make a claim either call
Accident Aid on 0800 180 4780 or forward your query
without any obligation to Accident Aid by email and you
will be contacted by an accident injury lawyer who will
advise as to whether you may be entitled to claim
compensation for your injury and any other losses you
may have sustained.