Find free claims advice in Tyne and Wear
Tyne and Wear is a county in the North East region of England. Prior to reforms in 1974, the territory comprising the county of Tyne and Wear straddled the border between the counties of Northumberland and County Durham. We can help if you need free claims advice in Tyne and Wear.
Riding a cycle is very popular in the North East of England just like it is in the rest of the country. It is now the UK’s third most popular pastime, with people of all ages taking to the roads on their bikes.
Bicycles are the only form of transport allowed on UK roads without the rider having to take a test first, and this does cause some problems. All cycle riders should make sure they have a good knowledge of the Highway Code, and that they follow its rules. This might just prevent them from being injured in an accident and having to use the services of injury lawyers.
The precautions injury lawyers say cyclists should take
There are precautions cyclists can take to try and reduce the risk of serious injury from an accident, such as:
- Wearing a well-fitting, good quality helmet
- Wearing knee pads and elbow pads to protect their joints
- Wearing bright clothing to make them more visible to other road users
- Wearing sturdy footwear to protect their feet
- Checking their lights and brakes work before setting out
- Not riding next to other cyclists, if one goes down for some reason, they can take others with them
- Not riding too close to parked cars, a door may be opened onto them
Hopefully these precautions may save them having to use injury lawyers in Tyne and Wear because of injuries sustained in an accident that was not their fault.
The accidents that can cause a personal injury claim
There are numerous ways that an accident might happen, just some of them being:
- A pothole in the road or a bad road surface
- Oil or mud on the road
- Colliding with a vehicle such as a car, lorry, or bus
- A driver opening their car door as you are riding past and you crashing into the door
The main reason given by cars drivers for knocking both cyclists and motorbike riders of their bikes is that they did not see them in time to stop. Over half the accidents involving other vehicles are for this reason.
The injuries that could result when you fall off your bicycle
The list of injuries is endless, just a few of them are:
- Back injuries
- Internal injuries
- Joint damage
- Neck injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Cuts and bruises
- Anxiety and stress
- Broken bones
- Road rash (this is when you slide along the road and remove skin and flesh from your body)
Any of these injuries caused in a bicycle accident that was not your fault would enable you to make a personal injury compensation claim.
Making your personal injury compensation claim
Accident Advice Helpline is expert in making personal injury compensation claims. We have over 13 years’ experience in dealing with them and are one of the leaders in the industry.
Call our freephone number, 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, and speak to one of our friendly advisers. They will assist you all they can and start the process if you wish to proceed. Talk to us today for free claims advice in Tyne and Wear.
Date Published: 18th December 2013
Author: David Brown