Cyclists are becoming a more common occurrence on Britain’s roads and many more people are showing an interest in using their bike as a means of transport. Cycling can be a healthier alternative to using the car for transport, and many people cycle to and from work as a means of keeping fit. It is also a great alternative for those who don’t have much time for exercise, especially parents and those who work long hours. Cycling also has environmental benefits, and many local authorities are now actively encouraging cycling as an alternative to driving.
Although cycling has its benefits, cyclists are among the most vulnerable groups of road users and can be subject to serious injuries if involved in an accident. Many road users are extremely vigilant around cyclists and actively look out for them to avoid a serious accident, but other drivers may not share the same respect for other road users. Sticking to cycle routes as well as wearing protective clothing, such as a high visibility vest and helmet, can reduce the risk of serious injuries if you are knocked off your bike. If you have suffered an injury while out cycling, you may want to get some representation if you were not at fault for the accident.
Cycling accidents on the road
When using your bike on the road, you should ensure that you are as visible as possible, especially when using dark country roads. This means investing in a high visibility vest and even some bicycle lights where necessary. Many drivers complain that they cannot see cyclists, and cyclists are at risk of being injured if they cycle into the blind spot of a large vehicle. However, if you have taken every precaution to be seen and are still knocked off your bike, you may not have been at fault for the accident. You can call Accident Advice Helpline to discuss compensation if this is the case.
Compensation for bicycle injuries
If you have had an accident on your bicycle and someone else was at fault, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries and distress. To discuss your case with our expert team, call us free on our 24-hour helpline. We offer no-obligation advice and our ‘no win, no fee*’ policy ensures that you are not out of pocket when you make your claim for the compensation you are entitled to. You could prevent a future accident involving a reckless driver if you decide to hold them liable for your injuries. Call us free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: November 11, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Bike accident claims