For many people, cycling is a pleasurable way of introducing exercise into their daily lives. It can help with weight loss, stress levels and generally improve the health of the cyclist. Cycle riding has no age barrier and there are a huge variety of bikes in all different sizes so that through from toddlers to pensioners, there is one to suit everyone. It should be no surprise that riding cycles has become the third most popular pastime in the UK.
For some people it is something they will not do because of a fear of being injured in an accident with another road vehicle. Although if this does happen and the accident was not their fault, they would be able to make personal injury claims for compensation.
Avoiding accidents that create a bike accident claim in Walsall
Some accidents are the fault of the cyclist themselves and if that is the case, they need to take more care to ensure they do not make the same mistakes again. But many cycle accidents are caused by other road users or potholes and bad road surfaces, and these, being the fault of someone else, entitle the rider to make a bike accident claim in Walsall to get the compensation they are legally entitled to.
The best cyclists can do is to try and reduce the risks of being seriously injured in an accident, and if they can reduce the risks of accidents as well, that is even better. They could:
- Get to know the rules of the road by learning the Highway Code
- Always obey traffic signals and signs
- Always signal your intentions if your are turning or changing lane
- Wear as much protective clothing as possible, a safety helmet being really important
- Keep the cycle well maintained so it does not let you down at a vital moment
- Do not wear headphones to listen to music or your phone as you will not be able to hear traffic that perhaps you cannot see
- Make yourself and your bike as visible as possible to other road users. Reflective stripes on the bike can help, and the rider should wear something reflective as well.
Accidents that are not your fault cannot aways be avoided, but try to keep very aware of what is going on around you and be ready to take evasive action when the unexpected happens.
How to make personal injury claims
The easy way to make any sort of personal injury claim is to contact Accident Advice Helpline. Our 14 years experience of making successful claims has allowed us to simplify the process, and make them fast and efficient so that they create less stress for the claimant.
If you would like to know more about making personal injury claims with Accident Advice Helpline, call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 and speak to our expert claims advisors. They will be able to give you all the information you need to decide of you want to make a compensation claim.