An increase in the use of cycles in recent years could have been prompted by a desire to improve fitness, reduce travel costs by saving money on petrol, or lessen carbon footprint, but whatever the reason it is clear that cyclists are very vulnerable to road traffic accidents.
How can cyclists help themselves avoid cycling collisions?
One of the most obvious ways to protect yourself whilst out cycling is to wear a properly fitted strong, protective helmet on every journey.
Staying alert and anticipating the actions of drivers can be easier said than done in heavy traffic and commuting to work by bike is particularly hazardous.
The aftermath of cycling collisions
It can take a long time to get over a cycling accident, even if your injuries are not serious. Having the confidence to go back out on your bike is not easy and you may even feel that it is just not worth the stress involved.
For those who have suffered injuries as a result of cycling accidents, we offer expert legal advice that can help you decide whether to claim compensation. Our helpline is available 24-hours a day 7 days a week on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 and we can let you know whether you have a legitimate claim.
Specialist legal representation
Personal injury law is a very complex area and making a claim for compensation requires specialist knowledge. If you decide to pursue a claim with us, we can recommend one of our network of independent legal partners to deal with your case on a no win, no fee* basis.
In addition to having nothing to pay to start your claim, this means that your solicitor’s fees can be claimed back from the other side if you win your case. Working in this way removes the financial pressure of paying legal fees upfront and makes it easier to get the compensation you deserve.
Compensation for cycling collisions could be used to pay for things such as specialist medical treatments and equipment or simply to replace lost earnings, so to see if we can help you claim compensation, call one of our friendly advisors today.