Do you need an injury lawyer in Netherlee
Netherlee is a small middle class residential area within East Renfrewshire, Scotland. The population is 4,741. Its residents have a mainly professional background, and it is increasingly attracting wealthy young families. They are attracted by the area’s proximity to Glasgow city centre. It’s15 minutes by train from Muirend or Clarkston stations (on each side of the area) and around 25 minutes by bus.
If you live in this picturesque area then you may well own a bicycle, and anyone who owns a bicycle may at some point need an injury lawyer in Netherlee. The most common reason people give for not riding a bicycle is the fear of having an accident with a motor vehicle; they just do not feel safe on the roads.
Although colliding with a motor vehicle is a very real hazard for cyclists, most cycle accidents occur because of a defect on the surface they are travelling on, with no other vehicle being involved.
The injuries received in this scenario tend to be a lot less serious than injuries sustained when the cyclist is involved in a collision with a motor vehicle, and this is what frightens people and stops them riding cycles.
Cycle accidents could lead to needing an injury lawyer in Netherlee
It is not always apparent how serious the cycle accident injuries are immediately after the event, and sometimes an injury that seemed to be minor can develop into something more serious and possibly even permanent.
What do I do?
If another vehicle is involved always wait for the police to arrive so that they can complete an accident report. Unfortunately it is not unusual for the police to assume it must have been the cyclist’s fault, and not want to talk to you. Make sure, if you are able to, that they have your side of events, as well as the driver’s. If you are too badly injured to do this try, to ensure someone does it on your behalf as soon as possible.
Do not attempt to negotiate with the driver yourself, quite often they will apologise at the scene and accept the blame, and later deny they were at fault. Make sure you, or someone else on your behalf, have the driver’s details and contact information, as well as that of any witnesses.
You should seek medical treatment for your injuries, as these will record the severity of them and these records could prove useful later on in negotiations.
Contacting Insurance Companies
It is better not to contact insurance companies until you have taken legal advice from specialists in this field. Unfortunately insurance companies are quite often gathering information to try and prove the accident was caused by your own negligence.
Get Professional Help
Accident Advice Helpline can assist you in these sorts of cases. They have a freephone number (0800 180 4 123) where you can speak to a friendly advisor with no obligation to proceed.
Or you could complete the 30-second test on the website for guidance.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 13 years’ experience in supporting people with their claims. Esther Rantzen, the famed consumer champion in the UK, is the patron.