Should you make a claim with an accident solicitor in Pontllanfraith because you’ve been hurt whilst travelling in the cycle lane?
As most cyclists are required to ride on the road, rather than the pavement, many towns and cities have introduced dedicated cycle lanes in a bid to make the roads safer for cyclists. Unfortunately, using a cycle lane won’t necessarily prevent you from being involved in an accident and, if you’re hurt because of someone or something else, you may want to make a compensation claim with help from an accident solicitor in Pontllanfraith.
When road traffic accidents occur, cyclists can be very badly hurt. If more than one vehicle is involved, the damage can serious and cyclists could suffer life-threatening or fatal injuries as a result.
Whilst many cycle related accidents do involve vehicles, it is always possible that you could sustain an injury as a result of a collision with another cyclist. If another cyclist has knocked you off your bike or caused you to sustain an injury in some way, you should also be able to make a compensation claim against them and an accident solicitor in Pontllanfraith could be able to help you.
Did you receive medical treatment at the scene of the incident?
As these types of accidents tend to be relatively serious, the emergency services may need to be called. In most cases, the people affected will receive some type of treatment at the scene of the accident before being transported to hospital. If the accident was particularly serious, even witnesses to the accident may be treated at the scene for shock.
However, if you don’t think you require emergency medical treatment, it’s still important to obtain medical help as soon as you can. In some cases, you may not realise that you’ve been injured so it’s important that you are checked over by a medical professional so that they can diagnose your injuries effectively.
In addition to this, you will need to keep a note of what medical treatment you received as this will be needed when it comes to making your claim with an accident solicitor in Pontllanfraith.
If you want to find out more about how to make a compensation claim following this type of incident, simply contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll do everything we can to help you with your claim.
Date Published: 26th October 2014
Author: David Brown