As a parent of teenagers growing up in the Chepstow area you are faced with many challenges. Every year, they grow more independent, they spend more time away from your home and out of your sight and influence. They start to engage in activities that carry a higher risk and one of these is cycling on the roads.
We are all aware that teenagers get injured in cycle accidents and that it happens to this age group more frequently than it happens to younger children. It is a very common reason for parents to seek the advice of a personal injury lawyer in Chepstow. If your teenager was not to blame for the accident in which they were hurt then a personal injury lawyer in Chepstow may be able to help them start a personal injury claim. Your teenager would claim a sum of money (compensation) from the person who caused the accident – this is often a car driver.
How often does a personal injury lawyer in Chepstow help injured teenage cyclists?
Too often, sadly. Teenage boys in particular are frequently hurt in cycling accidents and some of these were the fault of another road user. The 10-15 years age group are the age group that are most at risk of suffering a cycling accident – this is the age when they are becoming more independent and it coincides with the age when they are willing to take more risks.
What sorts of injuries do injury lawyers help with?
Teenagers can suffer a range of injures in cycling accidents and personal injury lawyers can deal with them all – as long as they were serious enough to require medical attention. Here is a list of potential teenage cycling injuries:
- Arm injuries – as riders instinctively put out their arms to save themselves as they fall off their bike
- Leg injuries – often the first part of the body to get crushed by a car
- Chest injuries – can be extremely serious
- Head injuries – sadly very common in cycling accidents and can range from mild concussion to life threatening brain injuries
When should you talk to an injury lawyer about a teenage cycling accident?
You cannot make a claim for every teenage cycling accident. You can only make a claim if someone else was to blame for the accident. The law is very clear on this point, and we stress this on our Accident Advice Helpline website. You will make the claim against the person who was to blame.
So, if your teenager was on a public road and they were knocked off their bike by a driver who was drunk or who was not concentrating, then Accident Advice Helpline can help you further with your claim. Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.