No matter how careful you are on the roads, accidents can and do happen – being prepared is a good idea, so that you know what to do in an emergency. If you or someone travelling with you is involved in a cycle accident, there are steps that you should take as soon as the accident has happened.
What to do next
If you or the person involved in the accident have been badly injured – injuries to your head or spine, for example – then you should try to stay still. Of course, this is only possible if you’re in a safe place. If you’re on the road, try to get to a safe place and call for the emergency services, as you’ll need to be examined by a paramedic. If you are well enough after your accident or suffering from minor injuries, then make sure you exchange details with the other party involved in the accident – you should ensure you take their vehicle details including registration number and their name and address plus a contact telephone number. If there are any witnesses to the accident, take contact details for them too, as this could be useful information later.
How Accident Advice Helpline can help
If you’ve decided to claim for personal injury compensation, you’ll need the services of a specialist personal injury solicitor; that’s where we come in. With more than 13 years’ experience in the industry.
Our helpline is open 24/7 on 0800 689 0500 and it’s free to call, so pick up the phone for some no-obligation advice – we can talk you through the claims process and give you the opportunity to ask any questions before you decide if you’d like to proceed. If you do decide to claim, our 100% no win, no fee service means you won’t need to pay any upfront fees – you won’t pay us a penny unless your claim is successful.
If you’ve been seriously injured in a cycle accident and taken time off work for medical treatment, you should ensure you keep receipts of any expenses incurred, such as travel to medical appointments or prescription costs. These will be taken into account as part of your claim, and any loss of earnings will also be considered on a case by case basis. Call us today and see how we can help you with your cycle accident claim.Open Claim Calculator