Cycle compensation claim in Overstand
If you are riding your cycle in the lovely countryside around Overstand, you may well be involved in an accident and need to make a compensation claim in Overstand.
Why you may want to make a cycle compensation claim in Overstand
Cycling in the UK has become a huge pastime, taken up by people of all ages, for pleasure and as a form of transport.
Unfortunately, cyclists are very vulnerable when on the road, they have little protection if involved in an accident and it’s not unusual for the cyclist’s injuries to be serious, or even fatal. Hence the need for a compensation claim in Overstand.
What may cause the accident?
More cycle accidents are solo events rather than collisions with other vehicles, and these can be caused by potholes, bad road surfaces, animals, oil or mud on the road and any number of other things.
What you need to do in the event of an accident
If the accident does involve another vehicle, and you are not too badly injured to deal with things yourself, you should:
- Call the police
- Ensure the police complete an accident report which includes your point of view
- Take the details of the driver of any other vehicle involved
- Take the details of any witnesses to the accident
The circumstances of making a cycle compensation claim in Overstand
After you are over the initial shock of the accident you should consider making a compensation claim in Overstand, if the accident was not your fault.
Who you have to deal with
This depends on the type of accident it was, but could be:
- A motor insurance company
- The Motor Insurers Bureau if the driver of a motor vehicle was uninsured
- A local authority if the accident was caused by a pothole or bad road service
- A manufacturer if the accident was caused by some defect on your cycle
The things you can claim for
As part of your compensation claim in Overstand there are several things you can claim for. Some of them being:
- Pain and suffering
- Anxiety and Stress
- Replacement of goods
- Loss of earnings
- Cost of extra medical expenses
- Travel costs
- Home adaption costs
- Care costs if you can no longer look after yourself
Where to go to make your compensation claim in Overstand
You could try making the claim yourself, but for the layman it is stressful and time consuming. It is far better to call Accident Advice Helpline and let us take the stress away for you.
We have handled many thousands of personal injury compensation claims of all types, and have the expertise that is needed to deal with your claim for you. Esther Rantzen agrees with us, she recommends our services and has been our patron for the last 10 years.
Our website contains a 30-second test which will help you decide if you qualify and give you a rough guide as to the amount of compensation you may be awarded.
We have a freephone number helpline, 0800 689 0500, which is open all day, every day, and answering the phones are friendly, professional advisers whose advice is free, and they will guide you through the necessary processes.
Date Published: 12th August 2013