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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    What to do if you’re knocked off your bike


    Cycling is a great form of exercise. Plenty of people cycle to and from work or school every day, and they feel a lot better and healthier for doing so. Of course, while you can take every precaution and cycle in a responsible and alert manner, there is no way to be certain of the things other people will do.

    If you are knocked off your bike you could suffer some nasty injuries. Broken bones, cuts and bruises and shock are among them. The severity of your injuries will depend on the type of impact you suffer and the speed it occurs at.

    Gather as much evidence and information as you can

    This is probably the last thing you will be thinking about when you are knocked off your bike. However, it could help support a compensation claim later on, if it is discovered that someone else was responsible for your accident. If you are knocked over, you have to consider why that occurred. If you were riding responsibly, either in the road or on a cycle path, and obeying all the rules of the road, it could potentially be found that the other road user was at fault.

    If you are able to do so, take photos of the accident scene and get the details of any witnesses. Take pictures of any skid marks in the road and of the damage to your bike. Photos of any injuries or bruising you suffer can also help to support any case you might make.

    Seek professional advice

    Getting medical advice for your injuries will be your first priority, of course. Indeed, seeing your GP or attending an A&E department for more serious injuries will help put together a record of your physical injuries. This will help if you are in a position to make a claim.

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    Accident Advice Helpline can then see if we are able to assist you through this part of the process. If you call us on our free enquiry line on 0800 689 0500 we will assess your situation. We can then let you know whether a no win, no fee* claim could be a success for you. If we believe you have a good chance of success, we may recommend a professional injury compensation lawyer to help you through the entire process of claiming for your injuries.

    Date Published: February 16, 2016

    Author: Allison Whitehead

    Category: Bike accident claims

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