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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Case study: Cyclist hospitalised after A1077 crash

    Cycling accidents can have serious consequences, as was seen in the following case, when a cyclist was airlifted to hospital after sustaining serious injuries in an A1077 crash with a car.

    The incident

    While exact circumstances of this road traffic accident are not yet known, it appears that on 25 January 2015, the cyclist was knocked off his bike by a car, sustaining serious personal injuries. The severity of the injuries lead to an air ambulance to be called in the process.

    The 33-year-old driver of the car was arrested and bailed later under suspicion of having committed driving offences.

    Possible claim

    Until the exact circumstances of this road accident become clear, it is difficult to determine who was at fault. The fact that the car driver was arrested does, however, suggest that the car crash was indeed caused by his actions. Should this turn out to be correct, the cyclists may be entitled to claim for cycling injury compensation.

    When you are hurt

    In a similar manner, if you sustain an injury in a car accident, cycling or motorcycling accident, caused by another road user, you may be eligible for personal injury compensation. This not only applies to drivers, motorcyclists or cyclists, but also passengers of any type of vehicle involved in traffic related accidents.

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    Who can claim

    Any person injured in an accident on the road within the last three years, through no fault of their own, may be entitled to claim for compensation.

    Finding professional help

    For many, finding expert legal representation and funding a compensation claim is a daunting prospect. This does, however, not have to be the case.

    Working on a no-win no-fee basis, our in-house lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline can be enlisted quickly and easily by simply filling in the 30-second test online. Alternatively road accident victims can call our confidential Freephone helpline, with no obligation to pursue your claim following the call.

    Why there is no obligation

    We provide Accident Advice Helpline’s freephone service to assist potential claimants in determining whether or not they have a chance of being awarded compensation, in the case that a claim is initiated. We also strive to provide helpful, friendly advice in all claim-related matters.

    While you may be offered the services of an in-house solicitor, if you have an eligible case to claim compensation, are are aware that you may want more information before making any firm decisions. Callers are subsequently not obliged to proceed with a claim after having made initial contact.

    There’s nothing to lose; give us a call today on 0800 689 0500 to speak to one of our advisers.

    Date Published: March 2, 2015

    Author: SM Content

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