Boris bikes are the nickname given to the bicycles around London that you can hire and then drop off at a variety of locations. They were named after the mayor of London, Boris Johnson. So, what are the most common injuries that occur whilst using Boris bikes?
Cuts and grazes from a fall
One of the most common injuries that occur whilst using Boris bikes are simple fall injuries such as cuts, bruises and grazes. These may occur from being involved in a small road traffic accident or could be caused by suddenly braking and falling off the bike.
Breaks and sprains from a road traffic accident
Another of the most common injuries are breaks and sprains. This is most commonly the legs, ankles, wrists and arms as these are the most exposed. Cycling in London can be challenging at the best of times as you are often surrounded by traffic, usually in the form of cars and vans. If one of the drivers isn’t concentrating or if you aren’t aware of who or what is around you then a road traffic accident can occur. The injuries from this can vary from a simple knock to much worse injury.
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident as a cyclist on a Boris bike or in a car and it wasn’t your fault, you may be able to make a claim. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in such cases as car crash claims. With years of experience our team of expert lawyers will help make the claims process as simple and stress-free as possible. In fact, many of our clients are able to settle their car collision claim without having to step foot in a court room.
To find out more about how you can make a car crash claim speak to one of our friendly advisors on the 24-hour freephone 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Alternatively, to find out if you could be eligible to make a road traffic accident claim go online and take our simple 30-second compensation calculator test.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown