We all know that road traffic accidents can cause horrific and even fatal injuries. Imagine how bad those injuries could be if the accident involved someone riding a horse or a bicycle. On a horse or a bike you are exposed not only to the elements but also the behaviour of other road users, many of whom fail to give you due consideration. Many people are making a compensation claim via expert solicitors in Ogbourne-St-George following accidents on bikes or involving horses, so if you are the innocent victim of such an accident, making sure that you understand your rights is essential.
Understand your rights before you take to the road
The police deem that a cyclist or horse rider in the Ogbourne-St-George area has as much right to be on the road as any other road user and they should be given the same courtesy. In fact an ancient law exists that gives horses the right of way on a highway and this has never been repealed. They also have the right to use verges and green areas to enable them to stay clear of the hazards of the road. Many road users are sadly not aware of this and see horses as a nuisance. If you are a horse rider then speak to the British Horse Society Highways Officer and understand your rights on the road and what to do if you or your horse are injured.
Be seen and be safe. It makes sense.
Whether riding a bicycle or a horse being visible is the key to safety. Another little known fact is that you should wear high visibility equipment whenever you ride a horse or bike on a public highway. Failure to do so could lead to complications in an insurance claim. Obey the rules of the road as you would in a car. Give way at junctions and use your head as to what is safe and stay off the roads as much as possible. Always ride with the traffic and not against it and use clear hand signals. That way if you are involved in an incident you can demonstrate that you know the laws of the road and are abiding by them. People making a claim through solicitors in Ogbourne-St-George will be asked to provide witnesses of their accident so if anyone is present ask for their contact details at the scene.
Expert Solicitors in Ogbourne-St-George – what to do if the unthinkable happens.
Should you be unlucky enough to suffer an accident then you will need help not only from the police and your insurer but from a claims specialist so that you do not suffer without compensation. Accident Advice Helpline is here to help you and provide you with the best solicitors in Ogbourne-St-George, whatever the circumstances of your accident. You can call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and get no obligation advice about your accident and your right to make a claim.
Date Published: 2nd June 2014