Cycling can be a very pleasurable sport and hobby, and obviously offers a cheaper, greener alternative to the majority of other transportation methods. Due to the size of your bicycle it can also mean that you can cut through commuter rush hour traffic quickly, easily and for the vast majority of the time very safely.
However, all that said, there are a large number of road traffic collisions and other accidents involving cyclists on our roads every year, and our expert injury lawyers in Chipping Sodbury are quite used to dealing with these cases, and trying to win the financial compensation you deserve.
If you have been involved in an accident
If you have been involved in a cycling accident then the first thing you should do is, if possible, get to a safe place. You should then seek medical assistance to ensure you are not severely injured, or, if you are, that you receive the necessary treatment to ensure you are not injured further.
Assuming your accident has involved another party in some way it is important that you exchange details at the scene if you are both well enough to do so. It is also advisable for you to establish the names and contact details of any passers-by that may be able and willing to act as witnesses to the accident. If possible you should also take photographs of the scene for your records.
As soon as you are able to following the accident you should make a note of what you recall – the date, the time, the location, details of where you were, where you were travelling to, where the other vehicle or road user was, and what happened, where witnesses would have been standing etc.
Your injury lawyers in Chipping Sodbury
All of this information is vital for your injury lawyer in Chipping Sodbury who will use it to help argue your case for compensation.
Any medical attention that is needed and received will be recorded on your medical file, which your injury lawyer in Chipping Sodbury will need access to and to provide to a medical expert of our own who will assess your injuries and help ascertain how much financial compensation may be due to you as a result of the injuries you have sustained.
It is vital from your injury lawyer in Chipping Sodbury point of view that you have the details of the third party involved so they will know who to contact in relation to starting your claim. They will then be able to appoint a legal representative of their own.
Witnesses and photographs, as well as contemporaneous notes will all help set the scene and provide further evidence of what actually happened.
To find out how much your compensation claim might be worth you can go onto Accident Advice Helpline and take our 30 second test. Your injury lawyer in Chipping Sodbury will be able to provide you with a more accurate amount once your case starts to progress.
Date Published: 31st October 2013
Author: David Brown