An injury lawyer in Liskeard won’t tell you to get on your bike
Liskeard is an ancient stannary and market town in southeast Cornwall. The town is at the head of the Looe Valley in the ancient hundred of West Wivelshire and has a population of 9,417. Looe has major roads around it, so it is inevitable that road traffic accidents will happen, and just like anywhere else in the UK, some of those involve cyclists.
A cycling accident
If you are injured in an accident while out riding your bicycle, and the accident was caused through the fault or negligence of someone else, then you may well be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim using an injury lawyer in Liskeard.
Other road users have more protection than the cyclist, so in an accident the cyclist’s injuries tend to be more severe. There are a few things they can do to try to reduce the risk of an accidents and serious injuries, such as:
- Wearing a well fitting, good quality safety helmet;
- Wearing kneepads and elbow pads;
- Wearing good quality, sturdy footwear;
- Avoiding riding next to other cyclists;
- When passing parked cars, making sure that you leave enough room for a door to be opened without knocking you off your bicycle.
Hopefully, if the cyclist follows these tips, they will be less likely to be injured in an accident and may be able to avoid the need to use an injury lawyer in Liskeard.
Injuries sustained by cyclists can be serious
Cycling injuries can be very serious because of their vulnerability, and can include:
- Dental injuries;
- Facial injuries;
- Road rash;
- Anxiety and stress;
- Broken bones;
- Back and spinal injuries; and
- Head and brain injuries.
Where to make your cycling injury claim
Most people will be covered by one form of insurance or another, so when accidents occur that they are the cause of their insurance company is likely to be the one that settles the claim.
If you call Accident Advice Helpline, you need not worry about who is responsible — we will find whom the claim needs to be made to, deal with them on your behalf and make sure your claim is dealt with quickly and efficiently. Many of our claims are dealt with by phone and very few claimants need to go to court. This has been the case for the many thousands of claimants we have helped to get the compensation to which they were entitled.
We have been handling personal injury compensation claims for over 15 years and have it down to a fine art. Our solicitors are experienced and have the expertise you need to be fighting your corner, and they will do this with as little hassle to you as possible.
Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. We are here for you when you need an injury lawyer in Liskeard.
Date Published: 13th October 2013
Author: David Brown