Can you make cycling claims in North Kesteven for an accident if you were not wearing a helmet?
If you have been involved in a cycling accident that was not your fault you will want to explore the possibility of making cycling claims in North Kesteven. Nonetheless, if you were not wearing a helmet when the accident occurred, it becomes a bit tricky to determine whether you actually have a case or not.
After all, it is likely that the other party will claim that you are responsible for contributory negligence, as you would be seen to have failed to do your part in ensuring such injuries do not arise. This is also the case if you haven’t followed the Highway Code, worn fluorescent clothing, used approved lights or failed to maintain your bike properly.
The truth is that actually all cases are different. You may well be able to make a successful claim, whilst someone else may struggle. The good news is you are not actually required by law to ride your bicycle with a helmet. However, the bad news is, this does not stop there being an argument of negligence if you have sustained a head injury because of an incident when riding your bicycle.
Opposing views differ greatly. Helmets do of course provide you with extra protection. Yet it is believed that they help when the cyclist is going at no more than 15 mph and falls on a flat surface and injures their head. Thus, if these circumstances do apply to your case, then you will face quite a battle when it comes to claiming.
The best thing to do is simply get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline on our free legal helpline. One of our experienced and polite advisers will listen to the ins and outs of your case and advise you on whether it is worth proceeding with a claim for compensation or not. If they think you should, they will then put you in touch with one of our best Accident Advice Helpline solicitors for the job. Your claim could not be in better, or more experienced, hands! We have over fifteen years of experience in dealing with claims just like yours.
For more information about cycling claims in North Kesteven get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline
Our helpline numbers are 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Our lines are open 24/7, so you can call us any time for information.
You can try the 30 second test on our website, or you can text ‘Claim365’ to 88010.
Date Published: 17th October 2015