The most common reason people give for not riding a bicycle is the fear of having an accident with a motor vehicle — they just do not feel safe on the roads, and are frightened of being injured in a bike accident in Glenrothes.
Colliding with motor vehicles is a very real danger for cyclists, but it would seem that even more dangerous are the potholes and bad road surfaces that account for most cycling accidents.
Even these types of accidents are the fault of someone else — the local authority should have repaired the roads, and this sort of accident shouldn’t happen. Whether your road traffic accident occurred in this way, or because of the driver of a road vehicle, as long as you were not to blame you can claim compensation.
A defective cycle causing a bike accident in Glenrothes
Another cause of cycling accidents can be a defect on the bike. This could be the fault of the makers, or of the repairers if you have had work carried out on your cycle, but once again the accident would be the fault of someone else.
Whatever the cause of your cycling accident, as long as it was not you that was to blame, you sustained injuries that needed medical attention, and the accident happened no more than three years ago, you can make a compensation claim,
Getting the right advice
If you have been injured in any type of accident, the first thing you should do is seek medical advice. Getting the advice of medical experts on how to treat your injury is the sensible thing to do, just like getting the right advice for your compensation claim is.
There is an old saying – each to their own – and this applies as much to legal processes as to anything else. You would not expect a gardener to repair your car, or your postman to deal with the Inland Revenue for you, so why should you expect anyone other than lawyers to deal with a personal injury claim?
Call 0800 689 0500
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in personal injury claims, and over the last 14 years we have helped many thousands of blameless victims get the compensation to which they were entitled.
If you call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500, you can have a chat with our friendly and helpful advisors who will be able to answer any queries you may have about making a claim. They will give you all the information you need to make the decision whether to pursue compensation or not, and this will be free of any obligation or pressure. It has to be your choice to pursue compensation, and we will respect whatever you decide.
There is also a 30-second test on our website, which as well as letting you know if you have a valid claim will give you an estimate of how much your compensation could be.
Date Published: 20th August 2014