Does your cycling accident warrant an injury claim in South Wirral?
There are many people who will not cycle on UK roads because of the amount of traffic. Cycle lanes help a bit, but there are not enough of them and not enough room to put them on every road. Cyclists are among the most vulnerable of road users and if they are in a collision with a motor vehicle can be seriously injured and need to make an injury claim in South Wirral.
Watch for that pothole or you may have to make an injury claim in South Wirral
There are more cyclists injured in solo events than with motor vehicles. Many of them are caused by potholes or unsafe surfaces on badly maintained roads. The cyclist needs to be very aware of these, but sometimes they seem to appear from nowhere, the cyclist is thrown from their bike and they then need to make an injury claim in South Wirral.
The cyclist and their injuries
It is not always apparent how serious the cycling accident injuries are immediately after the event, and sometimes an injury that seemed to be minor can develop into something more serious and possibly even permanent. Just some examples are:
- Broken bones;
- Facial injuries;
- Back and spinal injuries;
- Head and brain injuries; and
Whose fault was the accident?
No matter what the cause of the accident, someone somewhere has been negligent. It could be the driver of the motor vehicle, the authority responsible for maintaining the road or even the cyclist. In the case of a defective bike the manufacturer could be at fault, and if you are injured in the accident, you may be able to make an injury claim in South Wirral.
What you should do at the scene
If you are not too badly injured, you should call the police. This is important because they will make the area around the scene safe for other road users. They will also take details of the accident from everyone involved, as well as witnesses. From this, they will compile an accident report which may prove useful when making your injury claim in South Wirral.
The next thing to do, once your injuries have been attended to, is contact Accident Advice Helpline. Professional help with your personal injury compensation claim is more likely to secure success, and we will make the whole process as easy as possible for you.
You can contact us on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500. There, you will speak to one of our highly trained friendly advisers who will discuss all aspects of your incident with you. They will answer any queries you may have, let you know what the procedures are and let you decide if you want to go ahead and make a claim. No pressure at all from us.
Alternatively, you could complete the 30-second test to find out if you have a valid claim and to get an indication of the amount you may be awarded.
Date Published: 19th September 2013
Author: David Brown