Accidents involving cyclists
Thanks to increasing traffic from cars, vans, buses and lorries on Britain’s roads, congestion is at an all time high. For many people, the answer to the problem of being stuck in traffic for hours every time they try to make even the smallest journey is to hop on a bike.
With benefits such as whipping through the traffic, avoiding the jams and being environmentally friendly at the same time, it’s little wonder that cycling is so enduringly popular. However, cycling – especially on main roads isn’t without its dangers.
If you have been injured as a cyclist on the road then you may have the right to make a compensation claim Stowe. This compensation could ensure that the pain and suffering you have endured is recognised, that you receive financial help throughout any period you have to be away from work and are reimbursed for any medical or other expenses.
Being a cyclist
As many benefits as there are to hopping on a bike to and from work, the shops and to socialise, the hobby isn’t without its’ dangers. Typical road users, cars, vans, buses and even motorbikes, tend to be larger and more powerful than your bike. This battle can often end in the smaller vehicle receiving the brunt of any damage and as a passenger, this damage could also ricochet onto you.
Factor in the fact that your bike is silent and small, and many drivers might try to argue that you and your bike are hard to see, especially in a rear view mirror.
For you as a cyclist this could mean that you’re more likely to be hurt as a result of an accident. However, if you’ve been involved in this type of incident, you may want to explore the possibility of making a compensation claim in Stowe.
Making a compensation claim in Stowe
Just as is often the case with motorcycle crashes, the injuries suffered by a cyclist in an accident are more likely to be more severe than they might be to a car driver.
Therefore, even the smallest of accidents could mean lacerations, broken bones and even injury to your head or spine. You may need time away from work, in hospital or extensive treatment in order to recuperate from these injuries. This in itself could be bad enough but if the accident in question wasn’t your fault then you may feel even worse.
However, if you’ve been involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you could be eligible to make a compensation claim in Stowe.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline
If you’ve been hurt and you want to find out more about making a compensation claim in Stowe, contact us now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.