Injury claims lawyer in Lytchett Minster
The cyclist is often seen by drivers of vehicles large and small as somewhat of a second-class citizen of the road. In fact, some drivers are so passionate in their dislike for cyclists clogging up their roads without paying any road tax, that they take to social media to vent. In September 2013, The Telegraph reported on a Twitter account, @CycleHatred, whose sole aim was to retweet the abuse that road users and pedestrians alike have posted to the microblogging site about bike users.
Most drivers would not dream of intentionally hurting a cyclist while on the road, but some pay little attention to the fact that a cyclist could be bearing down on them from a blind spot. In most cases, whenever a vehicle and a cyclist are involved in any sort of collision, it is the poor cyclist that will come off worse. If you are a cyclist, and a driver intentionally causes you harm, it will be a matter for the police. But if a driver causes an accident through negligence that results in you getting injured while you are on your bicycle, you might be able to contact an injury claims lawyer in Lytchett Minster and sue for compensation.
Bicycle accidents and claims
If you are hurt by a negligent driver, you will need to get as many details about the person in charge of the offending vehicle and the circumstances surrounding the incident as possible. In rare cases, the person who caused a collision might drive off before checking to see that you are OK, either because they did not notice they hit you, or because they just do not wish to be embroiled in the aftermath of the accident they caused. Under these circumstances, you will need to take down their number plate, and if you can, take a photograph of their vehicle.
You should also take down the details of any witnesses who saw the incident first hand or take note if the accident was recorded by any CCTV camera. All the evidence you collect must then be passed on to your injury claims lawyer in Lytchett Minster. If the driver responsible for your accident stops to check that you are OK and accepts responsibility for the collision, your case will likely be much simpler to deal with.
Anybody who has been hurt in an accident that was not their fault while riding on a public highway on their bicycle should contact a ‘no win, no fee*’ solicitor.
When it comes to making a compensation claim your first thought may be to seek the help of a local injury lawyer in Lytchett Minster. However, in many circumstances you are better off using the services of a national provider like Accident Advice Helpline. Their service offers many benefits that a local injury lawyer in Lytchett Minster cannot compete with.
Accident Advice Helpline, has over 10 years of experience of winning people like you the compensation they deserve. For more information about how they can help give us a call. Call 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 13th October 2013
Author: David Brown