Although riding a bicycle is a very popular pastime in the UK, many people will not use one because of the fear of having an accident with a motor vehicle; they just do not feel safe on the roads, and do not want to end up injured through no fault of their own. If they were involved in this situation, a law firm could help you get bike compensation in Mid Suffolk.
Although colliding with a motor vehicle is a very real danger for cyclists, most bicycle accidents occur because of a defect on the surface on which they are travelling, potholes being the main offender.
The injuries received in this way tend to be a lot less serious than injuries sustained when the cyclist is involved in a collision with a motor vehicle, but they can still be very nasty, depending on how and where they fall.
Your bike compensation in Mid Suffolk
No matter what the cause of the accident, someone somewhere has been negligent. It could be the driver of a motor vehicle, the authority responsible for maintaining the road, or in the case of a defective bicycle the manufacturer. A law firm could help you get bike compensation in Mid Suffolk.
The accident scene
If another vehicle is involved, always wait for the police to arrive so that they can complete an accident report. Unfortunately, it is not unusual for the police to assume it must have been the cyclist’s fault, and to not want to talk to you. Make sure, if you are able to, that they hear your side of events as well as the driver’s. If you are too badly injured to do this, try to ensure that someone does it on your behalf as soon as possible.
Do not attempt to negotiate with the driver yourself — quite often they will apologise at the scene and accept the blame, and later deny they were at fault.
Make sure you or someone else on your behalf have the driver’s details and contact information, as well as those of any witnesses.
You should seek medical treatment for your injuries, as the records of the severity of your injuries could prove useful later on in negotiations.
Get professional help from the experts at Accident Advice Helpline
Cyclists are often the least represented in claims, as they have no legal requirement for insurance. Accident Advice Helpline can assist you in these circumstances and make sure you have the legal representation to which you are entitled.
Simply call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 27th July 2014