Mountain biking could reasonably be said to be an extreme sport. This particularly applies to downhill mountain-biking, which can be quite fast and furious and take you through all kinds of challenging terrain.
However, some people will simply hire a mountain bike to go off-road to enjoy biking through forests or woods, perhaps on holiday for example. Even though you may own your own bike you may find it easier to rent one while you are away from home.
Is mountain biking safe?
A lot will depend on the way you ride your bike. If you take greater risks there is a greater chance you will have an accident as a result. In this type of situation the accident would probably be your fault for not taking due care and attention. This may not always be the case though.
For example, the bike shop or hire place you hire your mountain bike from has a duty of care to ensure it checks every bike it hires out. If this is not done, or it isn’t done to the best of standards, there is a chance you could have an accident simply because the bike is not fit for purpose. This may well point to a case of negligence arising on the part of the hire shop.
Can you make a successful claim for mountain biking injury compensation?
Mountain biking injury compensation could have the potential to be paid if you have been hurt in an accident while using a faulty hire bike. There may also be other situations in which compensation could be a possibility. For example you may have been injured in an accident that someone else caused, and this could put you in a good position to get some compensation as well.
You’ll probably have a lot of questions that need answering if you have been in a situation similar to this within the last three years. That’s why it is a good idea to check in with Accident Advice Helpline. We have an experienced team of advisors who are more than happy to listen to the circumstances of your case. If you call 0800 689 0500 free now, we could place you with a professional injury compensation lawyer to see whether a compensation claim could be fought on your behalf. We have the answers you’re looking for when you call.
Date Published: November 7, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead