Urban planners build cycle paths to help cyclists avoid accidents. Cycling casualties due to road traffic accidents are rising, with the number increasing year on year. Elevated platforms or barriers usually distinguish cycle paths, but lanes are often located within the roadway. The purpose behind the distinguished cycle path was to ensure that cyclists would be safe from collisions with cars as they often prove fatal due to the lack of protection for cyclists.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we strive to help you remain safe on your commute to work or school but sometimes accidents are out of your control. If you feel as though you have had your ability to work compromised due to someone else’s irresponsibility, then we urge you to contact us to see if you can claim for your injuries, whether they’re minor or serious.
Cycle path accident
There continues to be accidents on cycle paths as human error continues to exist. Cyclists have been known to collide and this can cause a tremendous amount of damage to a person’s body. Whether your claim is valid will depend on several things:
- Start with the person responsible for the damage done. If you are not responsible, then that will be the first step to determining if you can claim for your injury.
- If it has happened within the last three years, then you will be able to move forward with your claim. This can be extended if you were a minor or mentally impaired.
- Almost all claims can be done via telephone, with our phone line being open 24/7.
When travelling on cycle paths, protection is still necessary. All cyclists should be wearing a helmet, bikes should have high visibility markings making them noticeable to other cyclists and cars, and when on cycle paths, riders need to understand and have full awareness of the roads.
How to claim
Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline, we have over 16 years of experience as a law firm specialising in personal injury compensation. Call 0800 689 0500 where our friendly, helpful advisors will be delighted to assist you with your grievance. Or, if you prefer, you can call from your mobile using 0333 500 0993. If you are pressed for time, you can take a 30-second test to find out how much your claim is worth. Our personal injury lawyers will work on your behalf throughout your claim, dealing with the process from start to finish. We work on a 100% no-win, no-fee* policy.
Date Published: February 6, 2017
Author: Accident Advice