More people than ever before are choosing to ride bicycles not just for recreation but as their main means of transportation. This rise in the popularity of cycling in the UK has seen an increase of cyclists being injured or killed in road traffic accidents. Cyclists have little protection if they are involved in any type of road traffic accident and are particularly vulnerable to serious personal injury. While the majority of bicycle accident injuries are relatively minor, there is a significant risk an accident could result in severe, life-changing injury.
Frequently asked questions
How does a cycling accident occur? Bicycle accidents involving a motor vehicle usually result from a driver’s inattention or negligent failure to yield the right of way to a cyclist.
What to do if you’ve been involved in a cycling accident? Your first step should be to see a doctor that specialises in treating cycling accident injuries. The next step is to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. Our friendly and experienced advisers are available now to take your call and offer you great advice on the best course of action to take to give your claim the best chance of success.
What are the symptoms of cycling accident injuries? The most common symptoms of a bicycle injury are road rash, broken bones, elbow and knee injuries, bruises and contusions.
What are the long term effects of being involved in a cycling accident? Severe injury often leaves a victim with lifelong complications such as back and neck pain, scarring and knee problems.
Trust Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline deals with more cycle accident and personal injury claims than most UK law firms. Our specialist team of accident solicitors has over 15 years’ experience with all types of bicycle accident claims.
Whatever the circumstances of your accident, you can be confident we will handle your claim with the attention and professionalism it deserves. We understand that many people hold the misconception that pursuing a claim is complicated and exhausting, which is why we have simplified our claims process to make it as simple and stress-free as possible for our clients.
Start your no win no fee claim today
With Accident Advice Helpline’s no win no fee policy you no longer have to worry about the cost of making a cycling accident claim. Our solicitors will not ask you for an upfront legal fee before they start working on your claim.
If within the past three years you have been involved in a non fault bicycle accident, it is important to ensure that you obtain expert advice from a specialist cycle injury solicitor. For a free consultation or to learn more about claiming for a cycling accident, call us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone.
Date Published: 10th February 2013
Author: David Brown