Leaving your car at home for the commute to work, or for a trip into town, is becoming more and more common these days and there are several reasons why people are choosing other modes of transport such as the bicycle. For a start wage packets, for many people, are getting lighter every year and the humble pound does not go as far as it used to either. Fuel is not cheap, so other ways of getting around have to be considered.
Then there is the question of the environment – whether it is too late or not, a lot of us feel that we should be doing something to help.
Whatever the reason, or reasons, for the switch the fact remains that cycling is becoming more and more popular as a mode of transport and not just for exercise.
Accident injury in Rutland
Unfortunately the number of reported road accidents involving cyclists has also risen. With over 14 million cyclists now tootling around the UK, with the largest growth in numbers being seen in London, there has been an increase in over 110% in the past ten years.
Accident injury in Rutland claims have risen, as you may expect, and the one place that many of these people contact is Accident Advice Helpline. This industry leader has over ten years’ experience helping people file a compensation claim where the fault of the accident does not lie with that individual.
The company does just deal with accident injury Rutland claims though; Accident Advice Helpline is a national company with its own, in house, team of solicitors.
Companies such as AAH play a vital role in society, it is a simple case of numbers: The more claims are made because of a particular type of accident then the greater the chance that regulations will change in order to make things safer (no firm likes losing money because of compensation claims, especially when it would be cheaper just to make things safer).
Here are some points to consider regarding road safety and the cyclist in the UK:
- More than 373,000 people were treated in hospital emergency rooms for bicycle-related injuries in the year 2000.
- Non-helmeted riders are 14 times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than helmeted riders.
- Helmets can prevent an estimated 75% of bicycle fatalities among children.
- 85-88% of critical head and brain injuries can be prevented through the use of a bicycle helmet.
- By wearing a helmet, an injury can be prevented every 4 minutes.
- A bicyclist died every six hours in the year 2002.
- Universal bicycle helmet use by children ages 4-15 can prevent 39,000-45,000 head injuries, and 18,000-55,000 scalp and face injuries annually.
- In the year 2000, 90% of bicycle fatalities occurred to riders not wearing helmets.
If you have been involved in an accident, that was not your fault, then simply fill in the online claim form and we will get right back to you.