Been knocked off your bike? You need advice from injury lawyers in Willesden!
Cycling is a relaxing pastime and an ideal way of commuting through town to your place of work, or to the train station to catch a train into nearby cities. However, as a means of transport, cycling may mean that you are less protected and more vulnerable to becoming injured in the event of a road traffic collision involving other road users.
Are you a safe cyclist?
Simple common sense measures may reduce the likelihood of becoming involved in an accident whilst out cycling.
- Check your bike regularly as part of a maintenance schedule. Ensure that tyres remain inflated at the correct pressures and the lights are in good working order. A bald tyre or a poorly inflated tyre can mean that you may skid in the event of braking sharply; resulting in a fall on an uneven or poor road surface. Lights are important to ensure that you can see the road clearly ahead, both in poor light and in bad weather conditions. In addition, lights mean that you can be seen clearly by other road users as they approach you. Visibility is an important factor for safe cycling on both urban and rural roads.
- Check that your brakes and gears are in good working order and that the chain is oiled as necessary.
- Wear appropriate and approved head protection in the form of cycling helmets that fit correctly and are in good condition. The helmet should be a tight fit and strapped under the chin to absorb any impact in the event of a fall; protecting the skull form injury.
- Wear a high visibility jacket or tabard to ensure that you are seen by other road users and pedestrians before you approach them. These items of clothing can save lives by increasing your presence on the roads.
- Wear sensible waterproof and windproof clothing to protect yourself in the event of a fall from the bike. Skin and tarmac aren’t compatible!
Claiming for your cycling injury using injury lawyers in Willesden
If you have had the misfortune to have been injured in a cycling accident that wasn’t your fault within the last 3 years, then you may be eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim using Accident Advice Helpline. They have in excess of 13 years’ experience in helping people to claim their legal entitlement to compensation for cycling accidents.
Their injury lawyers in Willesden will assess your claim and if you are eligible, then they can process the claim on your behalf on a 100% no win no fee basis.
Why not call their 24/7 helpline and speak to a friendly adviser or take part in their unique 30 second online test and see if you can claim with their injury lawyers in Willesden?
Date Published: 27th November 2013
Author: David Brown