Can you make a cycling injury claim in Rudry?
Bicycles are used for sport, pleasure or commuting. No matter what your age or why you ride, if you come off your bicycle and it was not your fault, then you may be able to make an injury claim in Rudry. Cycling is one of the fastest growing pastimes in the UK; from toddlers to pensioners, bikes are certainly popular. Read on to find out about making an injury claim in Rudry.
How can I lower the risk of an accident?
There are a few things they can do to reduce the risks of injury, thereby reducing the risk of an injury claim in Rudry. Steps they can take include:
- Do not ride next to someone else, as this can make it difficult for a car to overtake and you might be knocked off your bike as a result;
- If you are passing parked cars, make sure you leave at least a car door width between you and the cars to avoid a driver opening his door and hitting you;
- Wearing a good quality helmet can reduce any head injuries you may sustain; and
- Wearing high visibility jackets, stripes on legs and the like will make you more visible to other road users.
Cyclists are very vulnerable on the roads, because they have very little protection if they have an accident.
What sort of injuries am you likely to sustain in a cycling accident?
Typical injuries can include:
- Back injuries;
- Dental injuries;
- Anxiety and stress;
- Road rash;
- Broken bones;
- Facial injuries; and
- Whiplash injuries.
Cycling accidents create a variety of injuries, from minor cuts and bruises to serious head injuries and even fatalities.
What are the different aspects of an injury claim?
Some of the areas that may be included are:
- Loss of earnings;
- Extra medical expenses;
- Travel expenses;
- Pain and suffering;
- Anxiety and stress;
- Replacement of equipment and accessories;
- Cost of care;
- Cost of adapting or moving your home; and
- Any other cost or loss that is a direct result of the accident.
When you have an accident, there is more to think about than just injuries. What if you cannot work again? How will you feed the family or pay the electric, gas or phone bills? If you end up in a wheelchair, how will you get in and out of your home without a ramp, how will you shower yourself? The list is endless, but it all needs to be accounted for when you make your injury claim in Rudry.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline
Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 12th September 2013
Author: David Brown