What if I need an Injury lawyer in Nethy Bridge?
Nethy Bridge is a small village in Strathspey in the Highland council area of Scotland. Often affectionately referred to simply as “Nethy” the village has, since Victorian times, been a tourist destination noted for its quiet and secluded location at the edge of the Abernethy Forest.
Cycling is popular in this picturesque area. Cycling can be great exercise, good fun and economical, but unfortunately the cyclist is also very vulnerable on the roads, and if involved in a collision with a motor vehicle could well sustain a cycle accident injury.
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No one can ever promise you that you will not be involved in accident, but there are steps you can take to minimise the risk and hopefully avoid sustaining a cycle accident injury.
- If you are riding in anything other than daylight, it is a good idea to wear something reflective. The headlights of motor vehicles pick up high visibility jackets or reflective strips on your clothing, so you will hopefully be seen before it’s too late.
- Don’t listen to music or try to text or talk on your mobile while cycling. These will take your attention away from the road and may stop you hearing approaching traffic, putting yourself in unnecessary danger.
- Probably the most important thing to do is wear a good quality safety helmet. Not the prettiest of fashion accessories but it can be a life saver, ensuring your head is well protected and reducing the risk of brain damage or death from head injuries.
- Other protection can be worn as well, such as kneepads or elbow pads. These can help avoid nasty injuries to your joints should you fall from your cycle. They are particularly good for children to wear, so avoiding injury to their bones that are more likely to break than those of an adult.
Other potential causes leading to needing an injury lawyer in Nethy Bridge
The vast majority of cycle accidents are solo events, and involves no other person or vehicle. Cyclists can be thrown off their cycles by a variety of causes, potholes in badly maintained roads, grit or dirt lying on the road, or a badly maintained cycle. Always ensure that your cycle is properly maintained to avoid the possibility of that being the cause of your fall.
Who is at fault?
In every accident someone has been negligent. It may be the driver of another vehicle, it may be the local authority responsible for maintaining the road, or it may be the cyclist.
If the accident you are involved in is anyone’s fault but your own, then you may be able to claim compensation for you cycle accident injury.
You can contact Accident Advice Helpline on our free phone number, 0800 689 0500, and speak to one of the friendly advisers, or you can complete the 30–second test on our website for guidance.
Accident Advice Helpline operate on a No Win, No Fee* basis, so you have nothing to lose by contacting them and getting the best advice available, ensuring you get the most out of your compensation claim.
Date Published: 20th October 2013
Author: David Brown