Cycling – a great way to get from A to B whilst reducing your carbon footprint and protecting the environment, right? Well, cycling is certainly good for the environment and it’s great for your health too – no more sitting around on packed commuter trains or driving to work. But with more of us cycling to work in the UK than ever before, city cycling accidents are unfortunately becoming increasingly common.
City cycling accidents are often caused by driver error – you could be struck by the driver of another vehicle in a variety of different situations. Here are some of the most common things which can cause a cycle accident:
- Motorists failing to spot cyclists – for example when turning
- Distracted drivers using their mobile phone at the wheel or applying make-up
- Vehicle failure such as faulty brakes
- Failing to slow down in wet or icy weather conditions
- Cyclists using main roads instead of cycle paths
If you are a cyclist who has been injured through no fault of their own, you may wish to consider claiming personal injury compensation, and we can help. With years of experience in the personal injury industry, we’re here to offer confidential, no-obligation advice and answer any questions you have about making a claim.
Cutting the risk of accidents
Cycle paths are designed to reduce the number of cycle accidents on the UK’s roads and in theory they should give cyclists a safe place to ride. However, what about if the cycle path in question is filled with potholes or covered in mud and impassable? If your local authority has failed to maintain a cycle path you use regularly and you’ve been forced to cycle on the main road, you could claim personal injury compensation if you’re injured in an accident. Let our team of expert personal injury advisors help you claim the compensation you deserve – our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, so you have nothing to lose by getting in touch.
A law firm you can trust
The first step to making a claim for compensation after your cycle accident is to find a personal injury lawyer you can trust. We’ve been helping people claim compensation since 2000 and are proud to be endorsed by our patron, Esther Rantzen. So get in touch today by calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out how we could help you claim.
Date Published: June 12, 2015
Author: David Brown