Cycling is a great activity and it is one that can keep you fit and healthy. However, if you are unlucky enough to be involved in a serious accident then it can change your life forever – and not in a positive way.
Sadly, every year some people are injured or even killed in serious accidents involving bicycles and vehicles. In this situation, the cyclist often comes out of it worst, because they have very little protection when coming off their bike.
There are many cases where people are claiming compensation for a serious cycling injury. If someone else is at fault and caused an individual to sustain a serious injury, there is a good chance that compensation can be successfully claimed. There is a time limit of three years in which the compensation claim must be lodged, so even if you have been involved in such an accident and it did not occur recently, you might still be able to claim. In some cases, the money that can potentially be gained from such a situation can help with rehab and adjustments to be able to live a normal life again.
Are you in a position to claim compensation in this situation?
Every situation and every accident is different. However it is important to note that assessing your own individual situation is important to be able to determine whether compensation is a possibility. Cycling injuries can be severe and can permanently affect your life in the future. People have been paralysed and left with serious injuries from which there is no complete recovery. Being able to claim compensation in these situations can mean having much more support financially for the future, especially if you can no longer work as a result of the accident.
Make sure you seek expert advice from Accident Advice Helpline today
The sooner you can get advice from professional injury compensation lawyers, the sooner you will know exactly where you stand from a legal point of view. Claiming compensation for a serious cycling injury is worth doing if that injury has changed your life – and it is very likely it has. Our free 24/7 enquiry line is always open for you to call, so contact us now for a no obligation chat to see whether it makes sense to launch a ‘no win, no fee’* claim against those who are potentially legally responsible.
Date Published: October 30, 2014
Author: David Brown