Have you had a cycling accident in Victoria?
While injuries can occur at any time or place, many people suffer injuries on the roads. Despite the fact that all drivers are required to obtain a licence before driving on a public road, accidents seem to occur with alarming frequency and can cause serious injuries.
If you’ve been hurt whilst driving, our injury solicitors may be able to help you to obtain compensation, providing that you weren’t responsible for the collision. Similarly, injury solicitors could help you to make a claim if you were a passenger who was affected because of a road traffic accident.
Although people who have been involved in a car crash can suffer very serious injuries, in some cases the vehicle provides some form of protection — airbags may limit the impact, whilst seatbelts may prevent a person from being thrown from the car. In contrast, cyclists who are involved in a collision seem to have very little in the way of protection.
The results of a cycling accident in Victoria
Although a collision may only seem minor, a cyclist could suffer very extensive injuries because of the limited protection offered by a bike. Although safety equipment could save a cyclist’s life, it is unlikely to prevent them from ever being injured if they are involved in a collision.
If you’ve been hurt whilst cycling and it wasn’t your fault, there’s a good chance that injury solicitors will be able to help you to make a claim, and you could obtain a significant amount of compensation.
Most cycling accidents are the fault of someone other the the bike rider. Often it is another road user who just does see them in time to stop, or a local council who has not repaired the pothole that throw them from their cycle.
If you’ve been hurt and are considering making a claim with injury solicitors, why not contact us to find out more? We’re happy to offer free no-obligation advice, so you can easily find out more about the claims process and what’s involved without paying costly fees.
If you do decide to make a compensation claim, we could even help you do so on a no win no fee basis. To find out more, simply call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile. Our dedicated team are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so we’re always on hand to help answer your questions, resolve your queries and assist you throughout the claims process.
Alternatively, why not visit us online and take our 30-second test to find out how much injury solicitors could help you to obtain compensation? Our 30-second test is a simple way to find out how much compensation you could be awarded, and it’s available on the Accident Advice Helpline website now!