Boris Bikes are one of the best ways to see London in all its glory – whether you’re a tourist visiting the city, in London on business or lucky enough to live in the UK’s capital city, hiring a Boris Bike is great fun.
But there is always the potential for accidents to happen as London’s roads are so busy, and if you are unlucky enough to sustain an injury on a Boris Bike, you might be wondering who is to blame.
Boris Bike points are available across the city, and these rental bikes are used by hundreds of people every day. Whilst the bikes are usually well-maintained and safe to use, you may be unlucky enough to get a faulty bike – such as one with a puncture or faulty brakes – and this could lead to an accident or injury on a Boris Bike. Or you could be involved in a road traffic accident caused by a dangerous driver, which could leave you seriously injured.
With thousands of cyclists injured on London’s roads every year, an injury on a Boris Bike is not unheard of. So if you have been injured, either by a fault with the bike you were riding or by another negligent road user, you may wish to find out if you could claim compensation for your injuries.
How have you been injured?
Injuries sustained whilst riding a bike can range from minor injuries, such as cuts and bruises, to severe, life-changing injuries such as spinal or head injuries.
A serious head injury could affect your personality and mood – you may be unable to look after yourself or return to work, suffering loss of earnings and affecting your family emotionally and financially.
The good news is that if somebody else is to blame for your accident, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation, provided it has been three years or less since your accident.
Claiming the compensation you deserve
Accident Advice Helpline has been helping customers claim compensation since 2000 and we’re proud to be endorsed by our patron, TV personality and UK consumer champion Esther Rantzen.
We’re here to offer confidential, no-obligation advice and our team of professional personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis. So however you have been injured whilst riding a Boris Bike, we can help you.
Just head for our website, to take the 30-second test and see how much you could claim, or call us on 0800 689 0500 to find out more.
Date Published: April 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen