Being involved in a collision when you are on a bicycle is not a pleasant experience. In fact it could potentially be a life-threatening one. You might find you are injured quite seriously, purely because you haven’t got the protection of a vehicle around you that may withstand some of the impact. You should wear a cycle helmet to protect your head, but you can still suffer some serious injuries.
If you are involved in an accident like this, it is important to get as much information about what happened as you can. Witnesses can help form a picture of what happened, and this could be very important when it comes to determining who was to blame – especially if you have no memory of what happened.
How to consider claiming cycling collision compensation
If you were injured in the accident and you suffered injuries – whether they were major or minor in nature – you have a reason to find out whether you might be able to claim cycling collision compensation. The answer will depend on what occurred and whether someone else caused the incident to happen. If you can prove this was the case, you will stand a good chance of winning some compensation.
It is very difficult to determine how much compensation an individual might receive under these circumstances. Each part of the body can be considered separately with regard to injury compensation. The severity of any injuries received will also be taken into account. All these elements are put together, along with the consideration of any out-of-pocket expenses you may have incurred. For instance, charges for parking at the hospital to receive outpatient treatment should be considered, and all receipts kept.
Accident Advice Helpline is here to provide no-obligation advice
Getting proper legal advice after a cycling accident is a very good idea. You may be in doubt about whether you could make a compensation claim, but our experts can consider the facts and give you a much better idea of where you stand.
Call our team today on 0800 689 0500. We could help you make a no win, no fee compensation claim if we feel you are in a good position to do so. With no win, no fee cases being taken on by our lawyers all the time, we could take your case on as well if you call now.
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead