Injury claims lawyer in Long Clawson
Long Clawson is a small village in Leicestershire. There is some debate about the origin of the village’s name; one theory is that there were once two villages named Clawson and Claxton, which grew together and became Long Clawson. The “Long” part of the name probably arose because the village is over a mile in length although with 14 sharp bends. A great road for cycling, let’s just hope no one comes off their bike through someone else’s fault and is injured, leading to having to use an injury claims lawyer in Long Clawson.
Falling from your cycle and using an injury claims lawyer in Long Clawson
The amount of traffic on the roads stops a lot of people from riding cycles, but even so, it has become the third most popular pastime in the UK. Most cycle accidents are solo events, caused by potholes or bad road surfaces. The injuries received in this scenario tend to be a lot less serious than injuries sustained when the cyclist is involved in a collision with a motor vehicle and this is what frightens people and stops them riding cycles.
Who is at fault?
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 cycle, the manufacturer could be at fault.
What do I do?
If another vehicle is involved, always wait for the Police to arrive so that they can complete an accident report. Unfortunately, it is not unusual for the Police to assume it must have been the cyclist’s fault and not want to talk to you. Make sure, if you are able to, that they have your side of events, as well as the drivers. If you are too badly injured to do this, try to ensure someone does it on your behalf as soon as possible.
Do not attempt to negotiate with the driver yourself, quite often they will apologise at the scene and accept the blame and later deny they were at fault.
Make sure you, or someone else on your behalf, have the driver’s details and contact information, as well as that of any witnesses. You should seek medical treatment for your injuries, as this will record the severity of them and these records could prove useful later on in negotiations.
The Insurance Companies need to know
It is better not to contact insurance companies until you have taken legal advice from specialists in this field. Unfortunately, insurance companies are quite often gathering information to try and prove the accident was caused by your own negligence. Let the professionals tell them.
Professional help is what you need
Accident Advice Helpline can assist you in these sorts of cases. The helpline is a free phone number (0800 689 0500) where you will speak to a friendly advisor with no obligation to proceed. Or, you could complete the 30-second test on the website for guidance.
The Accident Advice Helpline has over 15 years experience in supporting people with their claims. Esther Rantzen, the famed consumer champion in the UK, is the patron.
Date Published: 6th October 2013
Author: David Brown