Bicycle accident injury claim in Lyme Regis
Riding a bicycls is now one of the most popular pastimes in the UK. Residing somewhere like Lyme Regis gives you the perfect roads for riding your bicycle, but if you have an accident while out riding, you may be entitled to make an injury claim in Lyme Regis.
The accidents that might cause your injury
There are many ways in which an accident might occur, some of them being:
- Colliding with a vehicle such as a car, lorry, or bus;
- A driver opening their car door as you are riding past;
- A pothole in the road or a bad road surface; and
- Oil or mud on the road causing you to fall off.
Any of these would cause you to fall off your bicycle, injure yourself and be able to make an injury claim in Lyme Regis.
The types of injuries that can occur when you fall off your bicycle
The injuries you may sustain vary greatly, but some of them are:
- Cuts and bruises;
- Anxiety and stress;
- Broken bones;
- Road rash (you slide along the road and remove skin and flesh from your body);
- Back injuries;
- Neck injuries;
- Spinal injuries; and
Any of these injuries caused in a bicycle accident that was not your fault would enable you to make an injury claim in Lyme Regis.
How you can reduce the risk of a bicycle accident
The cyclist is very vulnerable on the UK roads, because there is little protection for them. This is why their injuries are quite often severe. There are things you can do to help reduce the risk, such as:
- Wear a well fitting good quality safety helmet;
- Wear something bright or reflective so you are easily visible;
- When passing parked cars, leave enough room for a door to be opened; and
- Do not ride next to another rider and make it difficult for motor vehicles to overtake.
The things you can claim for
Injuries from any type of accident can be severe and life changing. The effects of your accident on your future life need to be accounted for when making your injury claim in Lyme Regis. This includes things like:
- Pain and suffering;
- Anxiety and stress;
- Loss of earnings, past and future;
- Replacement of damaged goods;
- Extra medical expenses;
- Travel costs;
- Home adaption or home moving costs; and
- Any other cost or loss that is a direct result of the accident.
Where to make your personal injury compensation claim
Accident Advice Helpline is the place to go. We have over 15 years’ experience in dealing with personal injury compensation claims and are one of the leaders in the industry. Our solicitors are experts in this field with a wealth of knowledge. They will ensure that every area of your claim is looked at to maximise your compensation payout.
Call our freephone number, 0800 689 0500, and speak to one of our friendly advisors. They will assist you all they can and start the process if you wish to proceed.