When you think about a road accident, you probably think of car accidents, whether major or minor in nature. However, if you are a pedestrian and you’ve been hit by a cyclist, you’ll know this can be just as painful and shocking an experience to go through.
One of the most important things to remember is that if you are in the position of a pedestrian, and you have been injured by a cyclist, you still have a right to see whether you could make a claim to seek compensation for any injuries you suffered. Make sure you get the details of the cyclist and information from any witnesses – just as you would after a car accident. This will help make sure you have the chance to make a negligent cyclist compensation claim if at all possible.
How can you determine if a cyclist has been negligent?
The law states that cyclists should not ride on the pavement. Thus, if you were walking along the pavement and a cyclist struck you and injured you, they would be negligent in their actions.
Similarly, cyclists must obey all the rules of the Highway Code. We have all seen cyclists go up onto the pavement to avoid red lights, or simply cycle through them if they think they can get away with it. If something like this has happened and you were injured as a result, this could also open the way for a negligent cyclist compensation claim to be made.
Seeking expert advice
The best way to determine whether you could make a no win, no fee* claim is to call on an expert in this area of law. Accident Advice Helpline can provide easy access to an expert, and you can benefit from their no-obligation advice as well.
Call now – our number is 0800 689 0500 and we operate a round-the-clock enquiry line you can use too. Either that, or you can try our 30-second online test to get a fast decision on whether compensation might be warranted in your case. Make sure you act as fast as you can, as there is a three-year deadline in which you have to make your claim. Once you have got in touch we can let you know whether our lawyers could take on your case. You might be in line for a compensation payout with our help.
Date Published: November 7, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead