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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

    Can I claim for a bicycle road traffic accident?

    The question “can I claim for a bicycle road traffic accident?” will be determined by the circumstances of the incident. As a cyclist, you are extremely vulnerable while out on the road so you need to pay that extra bit more attention to your safety and the traffic around you.

    If you were injured in a road accident while cycling and you were not responsible for your misfortune, you may well have grounds to make a claim. If you were at fault in any way, there could be doubts whether any claim would be successful.

    When wondering, “can I claim for a bicycle road traffic accident?” the key to finding out is to speak to the experts. Our team of solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline are well experienced in dealing with this type of case and representing clients in successful claims.

    There are time limits when making bicycle road traffic accident claims, so it is important that you start the process for this as soon after the incident as is practically possible. It is also best to do this without undue delay so that the incident will still be fresh in your mind.

    In order for us to determine whether you have strong grounds for such a claim, it is important that our solicitors are given as much information as possible about the accident. We can use statements from witnesses and from the police to help back up your claim. Any roadside CCTV coverage will also be useful in determining who or what led to your accident and injury.

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    An important element of your claim will be the extent of your injuries suffered. This is why the doctor’s report is so important. We may also arrange for you to have a medical examination, the details of which could form an important part of your claim.

    The claim will also include the financial implications caused by your accident. If you have had to, or are continuing to take time off work recovering, the loss of wages could be leading to hardship. Expenses, such as prescription charges and travel for treatment, will also be mounting. If your injuries are very serious, causing you to give up your employment, or having to receive full-time care, then the implications are massive. The claim will seek to cover those costs and ensure you will have a quality of life for the future.

    One thing that may prevent you seeking essential legal advice is the fear you will be faced with heavy legal costs. You should have no such worries when being represented by Accident Advice Helpline. We are a personal injury law firm which provides a no win, no fee representation service if you have grounds for a bicycle road traffic accident claim.

    Our friendly and efficient legal personnel will guide you through the process and aim to ensure you receive the biggest amount of compensation possible if the claim is successful. To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.

    Date Published: December 29, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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