Contacting an injury lawyer in West Smithfield following a bike accident
If you fall off of your bike, or are injured as a result of someone else’s negligence whilst you are on the road, then you may be able to claim compensation against them, via an injury lawyer in West Smithfield.
It always makes sense to protect yourself as much as possible if you are on the road, whether you are driving a car or riding a bike. Being injured when you are on a bike can be more dangerous than being in a car as you are vulnerable to the elements, and far less protected by your vehicle.
Cyclists are also often targets for road rage and accidents, due to many drivers feeling that they should not be on the road.
Finding An Injury Lawyer in West Smithfield
If you have been injured on your bike then you should contact an injury lawyer in West Smithfield.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on freephone 0800 689 0500 to give them details of your accident and find out whether you are eligible to make an injury claim.
If you are then the friendly, helpful team of advisers will do their best to talk you through the claim process and what is likely to happen. They can also direct you to the 30 second test on the website, where you can find out how much compensation you may be able to get.
If you decide to proceed with your claim, your case will be taken on by the dedicated injury lawyer in West Smithfield, who will work on your behalf on a 100% no win no fee* basis to get you the compensation you deserve.
Common Bicycle Injuries
Whether you are in an accident or not, there are a few injuries which are more common for cyclists, and you should always be on the lookout for these so that you can avoid being injured.
Lower Back Pain. This is caused by the way you hold yourself on your bike. Sitting prone in one position for too long can cause great stress on your back and because you need to balance as well when you are on a bike, this exacerbates the situation. Having your bike set up properly will help to prevent this, as it will stop you hunching too much.
AC Joint Sprain. These usually occur during an accident, but can come about simply from hitting a large obstacle or pothole in the road. AC joint sprain is when the collarbone joining to the front of the shoulder blade (the Acromioclavicular joint) is jarred heavily. The only real way to avoid this injury is to prevent falling off of your bike or hitting anything. This means keeping your eyes on the road ahead and having your wits about you.
Cuts and Grazes. Again, caused mainly by falling off of your bike, road rash can also happen if you are thrown from your bicycle. Wearing properly covering clothing on your bike can help bring down the chances of this a little, whilst keeping your eyes focused on where you are going will also help.
Date Published: 15th October 2013
Author: David Brown