Injured Cyclist Compensation Claim in Sawbridgeworth
Cyclists have as much right to be on the road as drivers. However, cycling has become increasingly risky on Britain’s roads. Thousands of cyclists are killed or injured each year. In 2012, for example, there were 122 cyclists killed – a 10% rise on the previous year. It seems British roads have sadly become a dangerous place for cyclists.
Have you been injured in a cycling accident within the last 3 years? If so, Accident Advice Helpline can help you with your injured cyclist compensation claim in Sawbridgeworth.
How Cycling Accidents Happen
Careless drivers are responsible for at least 56% of cycling accidents and cars and taxis are the most common type of vehicle involved in collisions with cyclists. However, accidents involving heavy goods vehicles are becoming increasingly common. The most common contributory factors involved in cycling accidents are:
- Driver or cyclist failing to look correctly, especially at junctions
- Motorist driving in an irresponsible and careless manner
- Cyclist straying into the path of car from pavement
- HGV or bus passing too close to a cyclist
Types of Injuries
Any collision between a car and a cyclist poses virtually no risk to the driver and substantial risk to the cyclist. Cyclists are vulnerable on the roads, and this makes them more likely to experience life threatening of life changing injuries. For example, accidents where the victim is caught under the wheels of vehicles can result in death or devastating injuries. Some common injuries sustained in cycling accidents are:
- Limb Injuries, fractured bones
- Chest Injuries, rib fractures and underlying lung injury
- Abdominal Injuries, splenic injuries and bowel injuries
- Head Injuries, fractured skull or brain injury
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.
If you have been injured and someone else was to blame, it is highly likely that you could make a successful compensation claim in Sawbridgeworth. You can also make a claim on behalf of a loved one if they are unable to claim themselves or if they have died as a result of the accident.
So if you have been involved in a cycling accident, whether struck by a car, taxi lorry, HGV, van, bus or motorbike – or even injured due to poor road conditions – call Accident Advice Helpline today. Our team of in-house lawyers are dedicated to making sure you receive the compensation you deserve. The effects of your injury be me mild and heal well, but you are still entitled to claim compensation for your injury and financial losses associated with it. Maybe your injuries are devastating, and you may never be able to work again. In such cases, we can secure you compensation that will help you meet future medical/care needs and to live a decent life.
Please call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and speak to one of our friendly advisers with no obligation to proceed or to start your injured cyclist compensation claim in Sawbridgeworth.
Date Published: 11th August 2013