Cycling is a cheap and environmentally friendly way to travel and many people are opting to take their bicycle to work instead of the car. Many areas of the UK are already encouraging cycling to make the roads safer and to encourage people to lead a healthier lifestyle. There are many cycle paths which have already been built, and some being planned, in order to encourage people to travel by bike more often. Although it is a healthier and more environmentally conscious means of travel, cyclists are among the most vulnerable road users and involvement in an accident could carry a risk of more serious injury to a cyclist. Many road users are aware of cyclists and are respectful of their presence, but there are still many motorists who are of the opinion that they have the right of the roads.
A motorist who pulls out in front of a cyclist without being aware of their presence could be at fault for an accident as a result of failing to look. In addition, speeding drivers or drivers under the influence can have devastating consequences to a cyclist if there is a collision. If someone else was at fault for an accident, you could be entitled to a cash payout for your injuries. If you are thinking of claiming compensation for a cycling injury, you may want to get some advice from a reputable law firm like Accident Advice Helpline.
Cyclists and other road users
Cyclists can be vulnerable on the roads, particularly around heavy goods vehicles which have a blind spot that cyclists can get trapped in. Anyone who is driving recklessly and irresponsibly could cause an accident with a cyclist which could result in very serious injuries to both parties. If you have been the victim of a road traffic accident and are thinking of claiming compensation for a cycling injury, you can contact a compensation claims company like Accident Advice Helpline for assistance.
Claiming for cycling injuries
Whether you were involved in a road accident or you suffered an injury because of poor road maintenance, you may be able to win a cash payout with the help of Accident Advice Helpline. Our number is free to call and you will receive no-obligation advice from our expert team of reputable solicitors. Should you choose to pursue your claim, you will not have to fork out cash upfront as we operate under a strict no win, no fee* policy.
Date Published: October 30, 2014
Author: David Brown