If you have a bike then you are able to get around cheaply and conveniently, as well as getting essential exercise every day. Cycling is a great way of commuting to work every day as it incorporates your daily exercise regime and helps to keep the air clean, meaning that you are contributing more to your own health and the health of the plant with your daily commute. However, cycling can also be risky, just as much as driving a car can be, so it is important that you know the risks, and how to ensure that you are as safe on your bike as possible.
Calling Accident Advice Helpline for accident claims in Sandwell
If you do get into an accident on the road, and you feel that it was caused by another road user, making accident claims in Sandwell is a good way to claim compensation to pay for medical treatments and time off work. You can make accident claims in Sandwell through Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone as a really easy way of making a claim that shouldn’t cause you any stress.
Call the helpline and speak to the friendly, helpful team about what happened in your accident. The team will help you to decide whether or not you have a good case for compensation, and also let you know more about accident claims in Sandwell so that you can decide whether or not you want to proceed. You will then work with injury lawyers who work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis to get you the compensation you deserve.
- Choose the right bike. Not going for the right kind of bike is one of the ways in which you can make an accident more likely. If you are riding a bike which is too big or small for you, or which you cannot handle easily, you are far more likely to have an accident or sustain an injury. Never buy a bike which you have not road tested first.
- Wear the right equipment. A helmet is absolutely essential if you are going to be riding a bike on the road. It is not only safer, but is also the law in many places. You should also be aware of wearing brighter clothing or even fluorescents, so that the cars on the road can see you.
- Follow the rules of the road. More importantly, don’t even thinking of heading out on the road if you aren’t sure of what the rules are and how to follow the signs.
- Be polite and courteous. If you expect drivers to be respectful of you on the road, you should do the same. Any dangerous behaviour on your side can cause an accident and this will be your fault.
Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 31st May 2014
Author: David Brown