The amount of cyclists on our roads has increased massively in the past three years and this is great for the health of our nation. However, the amount of people involved in a cycle accident has also increased and this has led to a massive growth in need for compensation.
Injuries caused as a result of a cycle accident can range from a minor sprain to a serious brain injury that requires long-term rehabilitation and support. All of these things can cost money and mean that you have to take significant amounts of time off work. This is the time when you don’t want to be worrying about the bills but have all your energy focussed on getting your health back to the best level possible. At Accident Advice Helpline, we’ve made it easy for you to take a 30-second test, to see if you can make a claim for compensation for your cycle accident.
Taking the lead after a cycle accident
We are very experienced at helping people who are unfortunate enough to suffer as the result of a cycle accident. Our skilled advisers will make sure that you are given the best advice and we will support you every step of the way.
It is very important that you collect as much information as possible:
- The name and contact details of the person or persons involved in the collision
- Names and phone numbers of any witnesses
- Photographs. Even if for example your phone is broke as a result of the accident or you do not have it on you, it is always worth asking if someone else nearby can help by taking pictures. The more evidence you have to prove who was at fault, the better.
Who pays the compensation?
Good question. All drivers are legally obliged to hold valid insurance if they are driving on British roads. This means that in the case of an accident in which the driver of a car which hits you is at fault, their insurance company will pay out compensation for your injuries. The rise in cycle injuries means it is a relatively new type of claim and that means it is important that you have an expert at your side to ensure you get the best possible outcome.
Chat to Accident Advice Helpline about your cycle accident
If you think you may be entitled to seek compensation, then contact Accident Advice Helpline for help in moving your claim on. There is no need to be alone at a time like this and we are here to help you get back on your feet. Give our team a call on 0800 689 0500 (landline) or from your mobile phone on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 10th February 2013
Author: David Brown