Slippery at the best of times, but especially when it is icy or wet, tramlines can pose a serious risk to cyclists. Here are some of the dangers of tramlines for cyclists.
The dangers of tramlines for cyclists
Slippery tramlines can cause the wheels of a bicycle to suddenly slip and cause cyclists to fall. This is dangerous enough, as falling from a bicycle alone can cause cuts, bruises and sprains, as well as broken limbs.
If the cyclist falls into a line of traffic, there is also the risk of being hit by a vehicle. Injuries sustained in a cycling accident of this kind can be serious, even fatal, especially if traffic is moving fast. Falling onto tram lines could also lead to being struck by a tram, which again could cause serious cycling injuries.
In addition to being slippery, tramlines can also cause wheels to get stuck. This could again lead to cyclists falling, which, of course, exposes cyclists to the same risks as slipping on tramlines.
If you fell victim to the dangers of tramlines for cyclists, you may qualify for cycling injury compensation. Tramline accidents could, for instance, entitle you to claim for compensation if the lines were:
- Not maintained properly
- Pose an unacceptable risk to cyclists due to poor design
- Inadequately signed
If you had a tramline accident in the last three years, call our Accident Advice Helpline freephone number to get helpful tramline injury compensation advice now.
We are a nationwide law firm dedicated to securing compensation for people hurt in accidents for which someone else was responsible. This means that, unlike claims management companies, we do not pass claims on to other companies.
Every claim made by us is processed on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis by our own, in-house solicitors. To you, this means your claim can be brought to a satisfactory conclusion without excessive hassle, quickly and efficiently.
Having handled personal injury claims for over 16 years, we have plenty of experience in securing compensation for cyclists injured by tramlines. Boasting an exemplary success record, we can help you get the compensation your tramline injury entitles you to, too.
Have a chat with one of our advisors now to:
- Learn more about claiming in general
- Get free, no-obligation tramline injury claim advice
- Enlist our expert solicitors’ services
The number to call from your mobile is 0333 500 0993. If you are calling from a UK landline, you should dial 0800 689 0500 instead.
Date Published: May 6, 2017
Author: Accident Advice