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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Essex road traffic accidents


    Making sure you are not to blame for road traffic accidents as a cyclist

    You should be less likely to be at fault for Essex road traffic accidents if you are a cyclist, purely because you are less of a dominating force on the road. However, if you do cause Essex road traffic accidents as a cyclist, and this can be proved, you may still be liable to pay for any damage to a car, or injuries that a driver has sustained, even if you too have sustained injuries.

    In many Essex road traffic accidents with cyclists involved, the accident was caused by the negligence of the driver, or a driver acting in an aggressive way towards a cyclist. However, it is possible for cyclists to behave in a negligent manner, or even become too cocky on the roads, leading to accidents. Here are some ways in which you can avoid this.

    • Be visible. Make sure that other road users can see you and that you are not hiding behind cars or other obstacles before you cut across the road. Make sure that you are wearing bright clothing and that your lights work, and that you stick to prominent places of the road.
    • Move with speed. Try not to dawdle when you are on the road, particularly if you are at the front of a line of traffic. Some drivers can get irritated with cyclists who are moving too slowly, and thus react aggressively, causing accidents.
    • Don’t swerve between cars. Just because you can duck in and out of cars to avoid traffic absolutely does not mean that you should. Doing this makes you much more likely to get into an accident, and is very irritating for drivers.
    • Pay attention to road signs. Road signs and signals are for all road users, not just for those in cars. Make sure that you are always looking out for these, and obeying what they tell you to do at all times.

    Can you claim compensation after Essex road traffic accidents?

    If you have evidence that any Essex road traffic accidents you have been involved in were caused by the negligence of a driver, you may be able to make a claim for compensation against them. Compensation can help you to pay for damage to yourself and your personal possessions, as well as private medical treatment to get you back to normal sooner rather than later. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to find out more about claiming for Essex road traffic accidents and get help deciding whether you are able to make a compensation claim or not. If you are then you will be passed over to an experienced personal injury lawyer, who will work on a 100% no win no fee basis to get you the compensation you deserve.

    Date Published: 26th August 2014

    Author: David Brown

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