How to avoid a bicycle accident in Gateshead
Bicycles provide a free, fun and environmentally friendly way to travel around. There are a number of things that you can do in order to stay safe while you are on your bicycle.
One of the main reasons why accidents happen is because cyclists are not visible to other drivers. The best way to stay visible is to wear some form of reflective clothing. This is particularly important when you are cycling at night in unlit areas. Clothing can include jackets which are neon or have reflective strips on them, or you can choose to attach flashing lights onto your bicycle. This will help to alert drivers to your presence at all times.
It is also essential to wear a helmet. A bicycle helmet will help to protect your head in the event of an accident — it really could mean the difference between life and death. There are a huge range of bicycle helmets available to choose from, so you will be sure to find the perfect one for your needs. The fit is one of the most important things to consider — a specialist will help you to choose the best helmet.
You should also take extra care when cycling in busy areas and on the cycling lanes on roads. Make sure that you always look twice before pulling out or turning down roads. If you are nervous or need some additional help, then you can enrol in a cycling class.
Contacting an injury lawyer if you are the victim of a bicycle accident
If you have been involved in a cycling accident that was not your fault, then it is possible that you could claim some compensation for injuries and damage. In order to have a strong legal case in court, you will need to hire the help of a professional injury lawyer. Accident Advice Helpline are one of the leading law firms who specialise in injury law cases, including a bicycle accident in Gateshead. Not only do we have injury lawyers in Gateshead, but we are also able to represent anyone who resides elsewhere within the United Kingdom.
If you want to know if you have a valid claim, then you can check out our compensation calculator which is on our website. This free calculator will give you an idea of just how much you may be able to claim and whether your claim is likely to be successful.
Calling Accident Advice Helpline
If you would prefer to speak to someone about your claim, then you’ll be glad to know that you can! Accident Advice Helpline have a 24-hour phone line, so you can call us at any time of the day or night to discuss your claim.
So, what are you waiting for? Call Accident Advice Helpline today for some free no-obligation advice. Call from a landline on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 13th November 2013
Author: David Brown