More and more people are now taking steps to reduce their carbon footprint, as the consequences of climate change become increasingly evident in our everyday lives. Commuters in particular are making efforts to reduce their carbon emissions by avoiding the use of their car, and taking public transport instead.
In cities, commuters on bicycles are now commonplace; marking a greener alternative as well as an enjoyable, convenient and healthier way to get from A to B. In major cities such as London, commuters see cycling as a refreshing alternative to busy tube stations and bus routes.
Accidents do happen
The downside to commuting via bicycle is that accidents do happen, especially in large congested cities where drivers may be under pressure and not paying full attention to other road users. With the increase in bicycle commuters, accidents involving cyclists have also seen an increase. If you have suffered an accident whilst commuting on your bicycle, you may be entitled to make a bicycle injury compensation claim.
Every year in the UK, over 16,000 cyclists are involved in road traffic accidents resulting in mild to moderate injuries, and more than an additional 2,000 are classed as very seriously injured. Regardless of the severity of your injury, being involved in a bicycle accident is a shocking experience that may take months or even years to recover from; if not physically, then psychologically. You should pursue bicycle injury compensation as soon as you can following an accident, progressing your potential bicycle injury compensation claim with a reputable law firm.
Are you eligible to make a bicycle injury compensation claim?
If you were involved in an accident whilst cycling, there are certain conditions that your injury must fulfil in order to make a claim. Your accident must have happened within the past three years, and have been someone else’s fault . For example, it may have occurred as a result of:
- Careless driving
- Poor road conditions
- Equipment failure
- Interference by uncontrolled animals
- Training accidents
If your bicycle accident fulfils the above criteria, we recommend you get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline right away in order to progress your right to make a claim and receive bicycle injury compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline has an easy 30-second online tool to confirm your eligibility to claim. We also run a 24/7 helpline so you can make contact at any time, day or night – we know that accidents happen around the clock.
No-win, no-fee bicycle injury compensation claim
To increase your chances of receiving a fair compensation amount, personal injuries such as cycling accidents require attention from legal experts with specific experience in this accident type. Accident Advice Helpline has a team of expert solicitors, allowing us to match you to the specialist legal advice your case requires. All of our solicitors operate on a no-win, no-fee basis and most claims can be processed via the telephone. You may be required to attend a medical assessment as part of the claims process, but most claimants do not need to attend court.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no-obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 22nd January 2013
Author: Sharon Parry