Thousands of us use bicycles to travel around the country every day. We find them a convenient and environmentally friendly alternative to travelling by car. Of course, many children travel to school on them as well. The majority of cycle journeys are uneventful but sadly accidents can happen and cyclists get injured.
Cycling injuries can range from mild discomfort to life-changing permanent disability. On top of all of this, many people find that they have financial issues to deal with. For these reasons many people who have been involved in a cycling accident that was not their fault start finding out about cycling accident compensation.
Top 5 tips for claiming cycling accident compensation
- Contact a specialist law firm like Accident Advice Helpline and we will guide you through the process of claiming cycling accident compensation. You can claim for injuries that occurred up to three years ago.
- You can call Accident Advice Helpline for advice about your claim. Your call will be taken by a friendly, professional adviser who can use our unique 30-second test to work out whether or not your cycling accident compensation claim is likely to be successful. This honest advice is absolutely free and you are under no obligation to pursue the claim unless you want to; the choice is yours.
- Your adviser can connect you with one of our expert solicitors if you choose to move forward with a claim. We work on a no-win, no-fee basis so there are no up-front fees to get your case started.
- Many people find that it is useful to keep records of any money that they have had to spend relating their cycling accident claim. Maybe you have lost money because you have not been able to work. Maybe you have had to pay for extras like childcare or travelling expenses to medical appointments.
- Do not worry that you will have to attend lots of meetings with lawyers. Most cycling accident compensation claims can be handled over the telephone and very few cases actually get to court. You may need to attend one appointment locally with a doctor for a medical assessment. You may find it useful to have a record of any treatment and hospital visits that you have made, so that you can tell the doctor during the assessment.
Of course, Accident Advice Helpline cannot guarantee the exact amount of compensation that will be awarded for cycling accident claims but, with over 16 years’ experience and with the backing of consumer champion Dame Esther Rantzen, you can be sure that your case is being handled properly.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 8th November 2012