Cycle lanes are great for cyclists to use as they often keep them safer while riding out and about. Cycle lanes can be separate from pedestrians and roads, thus providing a dedicated space for cyclists to use. In some cases they may be at the edge of the road instead of being entirely separate, but they should still be clearly marked so no one else will use that area.
Unfortunately there are still cases where people are injured while using cycle lanes. Perhaps a cyclist will be in the lane and a driver will come along and knock them off their bike, or try to turn left and knock the cyclist off because they have cut them off. All kinds of things could potentially happen in this situation, as you can see.
Could you claim cycle lane accident compensation if you’ve been hurt?
You may be able to do this, yes, but it would depend on how the accident happened. In some instances you may be able to prove you were injured by someone else as they drove across the cycle lane or hit you because they didn’t see you. Every road users must obey the Highway Code, and if you can prove someone else didn’t do this and hurt you as a result, you could have a strong case to make to get cycle lane accident compensation.
Compensation amounts are typically varied, depending on a wide range of factors. Everyone wants to know how much they might receive, but in reality it will depend on the exact circumstances and injuries that occurred. A lawyer will be able to consider the facts and give more accurate advice regarding the situation.
Where can you go for help and advice?
Accident Advice Helpline specialises in providing no-obligation advice to those who need it in these situations. You may find you can get some clarity regarding your accident if you speak with one of our lawyers. Just call us today on 0800 689 0500 and an advisor could help you get some of the answers you have been seeking.
Suffering any kind of accident can be upsetting and difficult to come to terms with. However, if you want to find out whether you could receive compensation as a result of an accident in a cycle lane, give our team a call today to get some answers.
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead