Pantymwyn is a small village just 16 miles from Chester and is in an area designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is often visited by walkers and cyclists and if one of the cyclists is unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident that was not their fault, they may be able to make an injury claim in Pantymwyn.
Coming off your cycle can have unpleasant results, which may end in you making an injury claim in Pantymwyn
The majority of cycle accidents are solo events, often caused by potholes and bad road surfaces but none the less serious. The cyclist has very little protection compared to a car driver or even a motorbiker, but there are some things they can do to try and reduce the risks of being seriously hurt, such as:
- Wearing a well fitting, good quality cycling helmet. This does not give as much protection as a motor bikers helmet, but the cyclist would not be doing the speed a motorbike reaches and it would give some protection. However, if the helmet is dropped or has a hard knock, it should be discarded and replaced because its integrity will be in doubt.
- Wear kneepads and elbow pads to reduce the risk of road rash. This is where the skin and flesh is taken from these joints as the cyclist moves along the road.
- Wear something bright or high visibility. Many accidents happen because the other vehicle does not see the rider until it is too late. Wearing something of this order will make you more visible and less likely to be involved in an accident.
- Do not ride along next to another cyclist. Motor vehicle drivers tend to get impatient when they are slowed down by cyclists and will probably want to overtake them. This is much more difficult and much more likely to cause problems if there are riders next to each other taking up the road.
- Leave enough space when riding passed parked cars for them to open a door and not knock you off your cycle. This is a very common occurrence and can be very dangerous, you may be knocked into the path of a vehicle coming the other way.
If you take these precautions, you should reduce the risk of having to make an injury claim in Pantymwyn
The injuries that can result from a cycle accident
The list of possible injuries is endless, but a few of the more common ones are:
- Cuts and bruises
- Broken bones
- Back and spinal injuries
- Head and brain injuries
- Road rash
Any of these injuries, if the accident was not your fault, could result in an injury claim Pantymwyn.
Where to go after you have been injured
Obviously, the first place is to seek medical attention for you injuries. After you have done that and given yourself time to recover fro the trauma of the accident, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline.
We will give you all the help and advice you need and will take the stress away from you. Call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 and our advisers will deal with everything, giving you a little hassle as possible with your injury claim in Pantymwyn.