Despite campaigns for safer roads for cyclists, there is still a great number of cyclists claiming compensation for accidents they have been involved in on the roads. Early morning cycling accidents in particular are reaching a concerning number, as our experts at Accident Advice Helpline have witnessed.
Our team are being approached by more cyclists who have suffered injuries as a result of a collision or accident, and we are experienced in helping them to claim the compensation they are owed. We have seen bicyclists and motorcyclists suffer a range of injuries, from mild to severe and even life-threatening.
What causes early morning cycling accidents?
According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents most accidents occur in urban areas, with 80% of accidents occurring during daylight hours. In studies completed by Westminster Council they found that vehicle drivers were responsible for 68% of cycling accidents. Reasons drivers caused accidents include:
- Drivers speeding or driving recklessly
- Drivers failing to see a cyclist on the road.
- Drivers overtaking cyclists too close and making contact causing them to fall off their bike
- Drivers inability to judge a cyclist’s speed or path
Other causes of early morning cycling accidents include loose debris in the road, poor road condition making it difficult to cycle on, and large potholes that are unavoidable for cyclists.
Injuries and compensation
The injuries cyclists may sustain vary greatly in severity; injuries can take place on any part of the body and can leave lasting damage. More concerning injuries include head and brain injuries, neck injuries, back and spinal cord injuries, internal injuries and facial injuries. To add to this some cyclists also suffer from psychological injuries such as stress, anxiety and depression.
If you were involved in a cycling accident that was not your fault, and you received injuries as a result of the incident, you may be eligible to claim compensation. All you need do is contact Accident Advice Helpline with our formidable experience in claiming compensation for cycling accidents.
Our specialists will be able to take your details and process your claim, gathering the supporting evidence required and presenting this to support your case. We also operate on a no win, no fee* basis, which means if your case is not successful you won’t pay a single penny.
To see if you are eligible to claim for a recent cycling accident, to find out how much you could be owed, or to begin your compensation claim today, call the friendly team at Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: July 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Cycling accident claim