Do you need to make car accident injury claims in Hastings after a cycling accident?
Although some roads do have dedicated cycling lanes, many do not and this means that cyclists are forced to share the carriageway with other vehicles. Unfortunately, this can sometimes lead to accidents occurring and people may need to take legal action and make car accident injury claims in Hastings as a result.
In order to try and maintain safety on the roads, drivers should always keep a look out for cyclists. In addition to checking their mirrors, they should also check their ‘blind spot’ before manoeuvring in case any cyclists or motorcyclists are near their vehicle.
If the fail to do this, they could easily collide with a cyclist and cause a serious accident to occur. In such cases, the person or people affected may want to make compensation claims.
When should you make your claim?
If you have been hurt in this type of incident, you may be eager to make a claim as soon as possible. Of course, the quicker you make your claim, the sooner you could receive compensation. However, many people can be in shock following an accident or collision and this can make it difficult to remember all the details of the incident.
In order to make a claim and obtain the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries, you will need to be able to provide a good account of exactly what happened. You may find it helpful to write these details down so that you’re able to refer to them at a later date, if you need to do so.
If you don’t feel able to make a claim soon after the accident, there’s no need to worry. In most instances, claimants can obtain compensation for up to three years after getting hurt so you could still have plenty of time in which to make a claim.
Let Accident Advice Helpline assist you with your claim
If you want to find out more about the claims process, or if you’re ready to make your claim now, why not contact us? We’re able to handle a wide range of claims and we have a team of solicitors on hand to help with all aspects of your compensation claim.
To find out more, call us now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and our personal injury team will be happy to help.
Date Published: 29th March 2015
Author: David Brown