The personal injury lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline deal with personal injury claims from all ages of people. Injuries that were not your own fault can happen to anyone after all! A personal injury lawyer could end up helping a very elderly person or a young child to make a claim.
It is always upsetting when youngsters are hurt in accidents that were not their own fault but thankfully they are entitled to consult a personal injury lawyer in exactly the same way as adults are. Their parents or legal guardians would probably represent their interests in conjunction with Accident Advice Helpline.
A personal injury lawyer who deals with childhood accidents will spend quite a lot of their time dealing with a cycling claim in Chelmsford, as well as everywhere else, because around a quarter of the cyclists killed or injured in the UK each year are children.
Children’s cycling claim in Chelmsford
Cycling accidents involving younger children are often caused by themselves because they have lost control of their own bikes. This cannot be a cycling claim in Chelmsford and a personal injury lawyer cannot help with this.
Older children and teenagers often cycle alone on the main roads and share these with cars, lorries and buses. They are more likely to be hurt in an accident as they travel to school or are out with their friends. Around 60% of cycle accidents are caused by another driver not looking properly although drivers also cause children to have accidents on their bikes by carrying out poor turns and manoeuvres. This is when a cycling claim in Chelmsford should be made.
What could a personal injury lawyer do for an injured child?
Exactly the same as for an injured adult – they will help you to start a personal injury claim. The best plan is to call Accident Advice Helpline and have a chat with the highly trained, friendly child accident advisers. They can talk you and your child through the unique Accident Advice Helpline test which will give you an idea about whether a cycling claim in Chelmsford is likely to be successful and how much money your child will get.
At some stage during the claims process you will be asked for some information about the accident and how it happened. There will be some information that your child will probably have to supply – many parents chose to sit down quietly with their child and jot down a few details while it is still fresh in their mind. It is very important that the child feels comfortable and understands that they need to tell the truth.
The information is not overly complicated – just basic details like the position of the bike and car on the road when the collision occurred. In many cases there will have been other witnesses who can confirm the account that the child has given.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 1st October 2014
Author: Sharon Parry