Your guide to bike compensation in Leicestershire
If you are involved in a road traffic accident compensation claim from an urban area in Leicestershire then your case may involve an accident with a bicycle. Cycling is a convenient and cheap way of travelling around Leicestershire. The problem is that cars, lorries and vans also travel around Leicestershire and in a collision between a car and a cyclist the cyclist is likely to be more seriously hurt. If the car driver is at fault then the cyclist may be able to start a road traffic accident injury case. In many cases this is started by making a call to a law firm like Accident Advice Helpline who can provide the full range of legal support. Here are the top 5 interesting facts about road traffic accident cases involving cycles. If you want to claim for bike compensation in Leicestershire, you’ll find this information incredibly useful.
Top 5 facts about road traffic accident cases
- Junctions are dangerous places for cyclists – around two thirds of cyclists who are killed or seriously injured have been involved in accidents at junctions and T junctions are most dangerous. Any of the hundreds of junctions in Leicestershire could be the location for a road traffic accident claim. Roundabouts can be regarded as a collection of several junctions in one location and they can present a particular hazard for cyclists.
- The summer months are popular with cyclists and so more accidents happen at this time of year. However, if the rate of accidents per number of cycle journeys is calculated then the winter months are more dangerous.
- There are certain times of day when road traffic injury claims involving cyclists are more likely to arise than others. For example, about 80% of cycling accidents take place during daylight – this is just due to the fact that most cycle journeys take place during the day. However, this does not mean that cycling at night is safe – cycling accidents that happen at night are more likely to be fatal. There are thousands of cyclists on the roads at rush hour and this probably accounts for the high accident numbers at these times of the day. Everybody is also hurrying to get to and from work at this time which may well add to the risk.
- Accidents are frequently due to a motorist turning across the path of a cyclist. Heavy goods vehicles (lorries) and buses are especially hazardous for cyclists. Many accidents occur when a heavy goods vehicle is turning left at a junction or passes too close to a cyclist.
- If you have been hurt in a cycling accident in Leicestershire that was not your fault then you can get help with claiming compensation by contacting Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. They will provide you with all the legal help and guidance that you need on a no win fee basis allowing you to avoid up front legal bills.
We’ve got your back when it comes to bike compensation in Leicestershire.
Date Published: 10th December 2013
Author: David Brown