Claiming for injuries in Nelson
As any road user will be aware, drivers have a legal responsibility to other users and pedestrians as they make their way on their journey.
This responsibility is known as a duty of care and in the event of it being breached or neglected, anyone hurt or injured as a result could have the right to make a claim for compensation which they can do by contacting Nelson ‘no win, no fee*’ solicitors.
I Want to Ride my Bicycle
As we become more aware of the importance of physical fitness and activity, as well as more aware of the amount of traffic congestion which blights many of the major cities in the UK, many people are taking to more “green” ways of travelling.
Initiatives to encourage people to cycle to work and/or school rather than using their cars are present in most cities and many have free bikes which people can use to do this. London in particular has thousands of bikes for public use and parking places for these. The number of cyclists is increasing massively and, unfortunately so are the number of accidents involving them.
As a cyclist, you’ll be aware that you’re the smallest road user and often the quietest. This means that sadly you’re also the most likely to be ignored or unseen.
Even the most careful of cyclists could be involved in an accident if they aren’t seen or don’t have allowances made for them by other road users and even a small accident could leave a cyclist with major injuries.
If this is the case, you may be able to make a claim for compensation by claiming ofor injuries in Nelson with expert solicitors. Compensation is available to anyone who has been injured in an accident if Nelson ‘no win, no fee*’ practitioners can prove that the accident was either the fault of or was caused by the actions of another person.
Proceeding with claiming for injuries in Nelson
Even a small accident could leave a vulnerable cyclist with large injuries. A fall from a bike could cause bruising and lacerations, head injuries, broken bones, spinal damage and even brain injuries. You could be forced to take months away from work and your normal social activities in order to recuperate and in this case, compensation as obtained by Nelson ‘no win, no fee*’ solicitors could ensure that your losses aren’t financial.
The compensation could also ensure that whoever was responsible for your accident is brought to account, and as a result of paying damages to you could ensure that they take more care in the future.
A simple 30 second test from Accident Advice Helpline could quickly establish whether the accident which caused your injuries was the fault of another person and in turn if you’re entitled to make a claim giving you the peace of mind you need to concentrate on your recovery. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 8th November 2014
Author: David Brown