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Cycling accidents are amongst some of the most serious on the roads. Unlike other forms of transport, cycling offers little in the way of protection for the rider and any collision or impact with other vehicles or stationary objects can cause devastating trauma.
If you, or a fellow cyclist, have been seriously injured in an accident that was caused through no fault of your own within the last 3 years, then you may be legally entitled to claim compensation in the form of cycling claims in High Peak.
Keeping safe on busy roads
All road users have a duty to ensure that they respect other individuals who use the busy roads every time they set out on a journey, no matter how short. In fact, shorter cycling journeys may cause more injuries than longer ones, as cyclists may feel that it isn’t worth their while wearing a reflective jacket or cycling helmet on a short journey on country roads.
Unfortunately though, accidents do not discriminate between the length of a journey or the protective equipment that a cyclist may or may not be wearing at the time of the collision. You may find yourself in the difficult position of becoming injured and you may need to make High Peak car accident claims for compensation for your injuries.
In order to remain as safe as possible on the ever increasingly busy roads, it is important to remain vigilant about using reflective equipment, wearing protective personal equipment and adopting safe cycling practices regardless of where and how long your journey may take.
- Always wear an approved cycling helmet that fits well and is correctly adjusted to the size of your head. Ensure that it is correctly fastened at all times.
- Always wear a reflective tabard or strip as an outer layer to inform other motorists of your presence and position in the road ahead.
- Always fit and use lights that are approved for use on cycles. Check that they are in good working order and are visible.
- Always check your bike regularly and carry out routine maintenance to the brakes and chain. Carry a simple repair kit with you in case of breakdown.
- Wear cycling gloves to improve the grip and positioning of your hands on the handle bars. This will ensure that you do not lose control of the brakes by slipping.
- Choose cycling footwear with a heeled sole to ensure a good grip on the pedals.
- Adjust the seat position and height for your individual requirements.
Make your cycling accident claims!
To find out if you can make your cycling accident claims for compensation, simply call the reputable team of professional advisers and injury solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline. This established law firm has a wealth of experience and knowledge about claiming compensation for your no win no fee accident claim. In fact, they can even notify you over the phone of your eligibility to make a claim without delay! Call today on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 14th November 2014