In this day and age the bicycle remains one of the best means of personal transport for short distance travel, so it is no wonder that there are numerous cyclists to be seen whenever we are out on the streets. However, with the increased number of cars, motorbikes and other forms of transport, not to mention trucks and buses, as a cyclist you are quite naturally exposed to the danger of having an accident every time you take to the road. As a matter of fact, a high percentage of cyclists are known to meet with one sort of mishap or another at some point during their lives. It is therefore possible that over the years you might have to make one or more cyclist claims for compensation from another road user.
The primary reason why cyclist claims are filed is because of being injured as the result of a collision with a vehicle or by being thrown off your bike due to poor road conditions. There can be a variety of reasons why cyclist claims might be filed, but whatever the reason you will require professional guidance and counselling before submitting your claim in order to ensure you are adequately compensated. In order to ensure that your claim has the best possible chance of succeeding, you should get in touch with companies that specialise in managing personal injury claims for their clients. We at Accident Advice Helpline have been consistently providing such services for over fourteen years.
According to UK law, it is clear that if you have been injured and someone else is responsible then you should be adequately compensated by the responsible party. As we all know, it is often challenging for you to properly judge a legal situation if you are uninitiated in the niceties of the law, but that is not something you need concern yourself with, because at Accident Advice Helpline our specialist solicitors are on hand to help cyclists claim compensation for accidents that have been caused by a third party.
If you have been injured you must first make sure you are able to provide as much information as possible regarding the individual or organisation you intend to make a claim for compensation against. This should include their name, contact information if any or simply the number plate of the vehicle involved in the accident; this will go a long way identifying the driver. In addition, if the accident was caused by poor road conditions a few photographs of the road on which the mishap occurred could prove to be a vital piece of evidence. In such cases, a claim could be filed against the local council; for example, which is responsible for the maintenance of the road in question.
Once all the details have been collated, they are handed over to Accident Advice Helpline’s solicitor we have allocated to your case, who will take the process forward. We have been remarkably successful with cyclist claims over the years and you can rest assured that your case will be dealt with on a no win, no fee* basis.
Date Published: October 2, 2013
Author: David Brown