If you have been the victim of an accident whilst cycling, you will probably be entitled to compensation providing that the accident was not your fault. Cycling accidents are just one type of accident for which you are able to claim compensation. The amount of accidents involving bicycles has grown dramatically, which is not surprising since the number of people cycling to get around has greatly increased over recent years due to it being a cheaper and easier way to get around. There are two options that you have when it comes to claiming compensation, and these are whether to get representation from a local injury lawyer in East Boldon or a lawyer through a national law firm.
Cycling accidents for which you can claim compensation
There are a number of different types of cycling accidents that can happen:
- Motor accidents – If you have been involved in a collision which involved a motor vehicle and this has resulted in an injury, then you could be entitled to claim compensation for the injuries that you have sustained as a result.
- Hit and run accidents – This type of accident can be very serious and is common for these victims to make a claim. Most of these victims make a claim for compensation as a way of getting some sort of justice for what happened.
- Accidents that happen on poorly maintained roads – If you have had an accident on a road that is poorly maintained then you will be entitled to compensation, whether it be due to an uneven surface or a pothole.
Regardless of the type of accident for which you want to claim, an injury lawyer in East Boldon and Accident Advice Helpline will be able to assist you to get the compensation that you deserve.
Why should I make a claim for compensation through an injury lawyer in East Boldon?
You should claim compensation because you have a legal right to do so and it can give you money that is much needed at this time. Regardless of whether you cycle to work on a daily basis or just use your bicycle for leisure, you are equally entitled to compensation for the accident that you have had. Cyclists have as much right as motorists to be compensated for an accident that has been caused by somebody else. If you have been badly injured as a result of the accident, then you will probably have to take time off work and the compensation money can help to solve money problems during your time off.
What does making a claim involve
When you have the correct help and advice, it can be very simple to make a claim for compensation. Accident Advice Helpline have specialist lawyers who work on a strict no win no fee* basis. When you first make contact, a professional adviser will ask some questions in order to get details about the accident and the injuries sustained.
Once the required details have obtained, the case will be assigned to the most appropriate lawyer who will keep you updated on a regular basis and do their best to get you the compensation that you deserve. Start a case to claim the compensation that you deserve by calling 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 15th November 2013
Author: David Brown