Cyclists are highly vulnerable on the roads nowadays with traffic becoming heavier and heavier. This means that the risks for frequent cyclists are becoming greater, and if you have been subject to a cycling accident that wasn’t your fault in the past three years, then claiming cyclist compensation through Accident Advice Helpline maybe the way forward for you.
In many areas there are dedicated cycle lanes and paths, but there are still plenty of drivers out there who do not make sure that they leave enough room for those on bikes. This means that all over the UK each day there are cyclists who are injured as the result of an altercation with a motor vehicle. Injuries sustained can be serious, even for those who have taken the precaution of wearing helmets and other protective gear. In some cases the drivers believe that they have right of way simply because they are operating a motor vehicle, but this is not the case.
If you are involved in an accident while you are out riding your bike, you may be able to claim for compensation. Every driver needs to be insured and this insurance should cover them if they have caused personal injury to another person while they are on the road.
There are many things to take into consideration in the event of an accident. Injuries, even those that do not seem to be severe at first, can leave a cyclist unable to work or carry out their usual daily routine. It is important to get checked out by a doctor if there is an accident, even if there seems to be no obvious injury. Injuries to the back and neck may not always be immediately apparent and can often appear days or weeks after the event. If a cyclist is unable to work through no fault of their own then they are entitled to compensation to cover them if they cannot work, or if their life has been changed in any way as the result of the accident. Take details of any witnesses and photos of the scene of the accident if at all possible, as these can help later with a claim.
Getting cyclist compensation is not as difficult as it sounds. Talking to Accident Advice Helpline will show that the process is fairly straightforward and, apart from providing all the initial information, there is actually very little for you to do. You will be put in touch with a solicitor who is experienced in dealing with this type of claim and they will guide you through the whole process.
Some people may be deterred from making a claim as they believe that it could be an expensive process. Accident Advice Helpline deals with all claims on a ‘no win, no fee’* basis, so any unsuccessful claim does not attract an invoice for legal fees at the end of it. Our aim is to ensure that those who are entitled to compensation are able to fight for it without incurring expensive fees. It will cost nothing to find out more about the process and see if you are able to make a claim for cyclist compensation.
Date Published: September 25, 2013
Author: David Brown