Injury lawyer in Powys
If you are out enjoying a ride on your cycle, and end up as the innocent victim of an accident in which you sustain injuries, you may be able to use an injury lawyer in Powys to make a personal injury compensation claim against the guilty party.
Unfortunately, cars, buses, lorries and tractors also use our roads and can be a bit of a hazard for the cyclist, as can potholes and bad road surfaces. A cyclist had very little bodily protection, and if hit by a huge lump of metal is lucky to survive. If they do, some of the injuries they could have are:
- Head injuries. Wearing a cycling helmet can help to reduce the severity of a head injury but these helmets do not have the strength of motorbike helmets so you may still sustain an injury to your head.
- Facial injuries. This can range from dental problems to scarring. If scarred, as well as the pain involved in the accident, you may need plastic surgery involving more pain.
- Broken bones. Bones anywhere in your body can break in a fall and some of them can be disabling for some time. Severe breaks can mean surgery to insert pins, screws or plates to hold the bones together.
- Road rash. This can be an extremely painful injury that usually occurs when you slide along the road and damage the skin.
- Trauma. Having an accident is traumatic enough, but the after effects can cause depression and anxiety.
These are just a small sample of the resulting injuries of cycle accidents, and if you are the faultless victim of an accident you should make a personal injury claim, using an injury lawyer in Powys.
The injury lawyer in Powys asks that you get as many details as you can
After the accident has happened, if anyone is injured, or causing an obstruction to other road users, the police should be informed. As part of their job while there, they should speak to everyone involved so they can complete an accident report. This report may be very useful to you when making your compensation claim.
If you are able, take the details of anyone else involved, although most cycle accidents are solo events caused by potholes or bad road surfaces. If you have your mobile phone with you, photos of the pothole, or anything else relevant may be useful at a later date. Also take the details of any witnesses, as you may need these when making your compensation claim.
What you should do next?
Over the next few days, more aches, pains and injuries may become apparent, and you should make sure you get medical attention for all your injuries.
Then you should contact Accident Advice Helpline, either on their freephone number, 0800 180 4123, or by completing the 30-second test on the website.
Accident Advice Helpline will ensure your compensation claim is dealt with in a fast, simple and efficient manner, and make sure you get the personal injury compensation to which you are entitled.
Date Published: 20th October 2013
Author: David Brown