Need some assistance with a no-fault cycling accident claims in Livingston?
Livingston has a comprehensive network of cycle paths which connect all main areas of the town with commercial and industrial areas. For the most part, it is off road and relies upon a an extensive network of under and over passes to keep pedestrians and cyclists away from urban traffic.
Sadly, however, inspite of everyone’s best intentions accidents do happen. When accidents happen and they involve cyclists it is often inevitable that the cyclists sustain more injuries that a person on a motorbike or in a vehicle. This is due in part to the lack of protective shell of a metal vehicle or wearing lycra rather than protective leathers.
Cycling accident claims in Livingston can be serious depending upon the speed and impact with which they come into contact with the ground, road or pavement kerbstone. The severity of injuries caused by an accident can also be due to the lack of protection offered by cycling clothing.
Typical injuries caused by cycling accidents
Cuts and Lacerations:
A common side effect of coming off one’s bike are cuts and lacerations. The severity of them is entirely dependent upon the speed a person comes off their bike and the surface they come into contact with. Cut up knees, legs, arms and hands are a common side effect when coming off ones bike abruptly and without warning as the roads and kerbs are littered with grit, gravel and broken glass. This is why many male cycling enthusiasts choose to shave their legs and arms, so that it they do have an accident and sustain cuts it help with the recovery.
Mild or severe dental damage can be sustained to cycling victim’s teeth if their head smashes against the kerb or any other hard obstruction. If teeth are cracked, chipped, broken or knocked out then it is likely that this kind of dental damage will have caused damage to the mouth or jaw.
Victims of cycling accident claims in Livingston can suffer concussion or serious head traumas even when they are wearing a protective cycling helmet.
Sustaining broken or cracked ribs or internal chest injuries are common especially if the cyclist has been flung off their bike and comes into contact with an obstacle such as a car bonnet or windscreen.
Broken or fractured limbs can be commonplace. Indeed a broken collarbone is a cycling injury rite of passage and often referred to as such.
If you have been unfortunate enough to have sustained physical injuries during a non-fault cycling accident which occurred within the past three years then it is highly likely that you are entitled to make an accident claims in Livingston.
For a simple and stress free injury claim, contact Accident Advice Helpline.
Call 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, or text ‘claim365’ to 88010 and find out more.
Date Published: 13th April 2017
Author: Jan Newell