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    Cycling incident claim


    Cycling incident claim

    Every year in the United Kingdom over 19,000 people are injured in cycling accidents; of this 19,000, over 3,000 end up with serious life-changing injuries. These numbers are only the ones that were reported to the police, so there could be thousands more.

    The ins and outs of a cycling incident claim

    Most cycling accidents happen in urban places, as there are more people recorded cycling there. Nearly two thirds of cycling accidents have happened at or near a road junction, with T junctions being the most common one. A lot of the time, a phrase that is heard a lot with cycling accidents is, ‘Failed to look properly’. When at a junction, if a car suddenly crosses in front of a cyclist giving the cyclist no other choice but to crash straight into the car, it can cause serious injuries to the cyclist.

    Another example of failing to look properly would be when a lorry or bus tries to pass a cyclist on the road and is too close. This can end with some serious injuries for the cyclist.

    Other factors that can end up causing cycling accidents are due to drivers being in a hurry, being careless or reckless. According to ROSPA in 2011, over 17% of accidents involving a cyclist are attributed to this. In addition, the chances of the cyclist getting serious injuries increase, if the driver is intoxicated.

    With a lot of accidents also happening on rural roads where drivers are more likely to accelerate and drive a bit faster, it can end up with someone getting seriously hurt as they are out for a cycle in the fresh air.

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    Over 80% of accidents actually happen in daylight, with the most dangerous times being rush hours before and after the work day. Of course, if the accident happens at night time, it is more likely for the injuries to be fatal.

    Cycling incident claim facts

    • Around 75% of serious cyclist accidents happen in urban areas
    • 75% happen at, or near a road junction
    • 80% percent happen in daylight
    • 80% of people who have been injured in a cycling accident are male
    • Almost a quarter of cyclists injured are children.

    Need help with a cycling incident claim?

    If you have a cycling incident claim, let the right people get the compensation you deserve.

    Accident Advice Helpline can give you an honest chance at getting that

    With our quick 30-second test, it is quite easy to find out how much you could claim. You can find the test on our website.

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