When most people think of road traffic accidents or collisions, they tend to think about people who have been injured in motor vehicles, whether that be a car, taxi, van, bus, coach or even a motorcycle. The simple fact of the matter, though, is that these are not the only road users, and therefore not the only types of people likely to be injured.
With the cost of fuel remaining so high, and with recent British sporting successes, cycling has never been more popular than it is at the moment. More and more of us are harnessing pedal power to get from A to B as a cheaper, greener and healthier mode of transportation. Unfortunately, this means that more and more cyclists are getting injured and thinking about making a compensation claim in Stonehaven as a result.
Sadly, not all road users are confident in how to deal with cyclists; they tend not to give bicycle riders enough room and dash past them as if they were not even there. This can lead to sometimes very serious accidents which cause injuries from scrapes and bruises to severe disfigurement, amputation or even death. In such cases, the injured cyclist may be eligible to make a compensation claim in Stonehaven.
Cyclists are also more at risk to the standard and conditions of the roads. Although you might be aware of a pothole as you go over it in a car, it is unlikely to make you swerve and knock you off your chosen path. This is not the case with cyclists, who may end up being knocked off their bikes and into the path of oncoming or surrounding traffic. If this has happened to you, you may have be able to make a compensation claim in Stonehaven.
Find out if you can make a compensation claim in Stonehaven
In order to be eligible to make a claim, we will need to establish that the accident in which you have suffered an injury was caused by someone else, i.e. that it was not your fault. Additionally, the accident should have occurred within the last three years (although there can sometimes be special allowances with regards to this deadline, so please speak to a member of our advisory team if you are concerned about the time limits involved).
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we have over 15 years’ experience in dealing with a variety of personal injury claims, including cycling accidents. To find out how we can help you, contact us in one of three ways:
- Complete our online enquiry form. Simply complete a few short questions about your accident and injuries, then a member of our team will give you a call back as soon as possible;
- Take our 30-second test. This will establish whether you are eligible to make a compensation claim in Stonehaven and give you a rough idea of how much your claim may be worth; or
- Call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993.
We will be with you every step of the way.
Date Published: 21st August 2013
Author: David Brown