Injury Solicitor Chiswick
Chiswick is a suburban and urban district of west London, England and part of the London Borough of Hounslow. It contains Hogarth’s House, the former residence of the 18th century English artist William Hogarth; Chiswick House, a neo-Palladian villa regarded as one of the finest in England; and Fuller’s Brewery, London’s largest and oldest brewery. It occupies a meander of the River Thames which is heavily used for competitive and recreational rowing.
It is a fantastic place to visit and with the rowing to watch, you should certainly make a day of it. Unfortunately though accidents happen here, like anywhere in the UK, and you may need the services of an Injury Solicitor Chiswick
Cycling accidents are more common in urban areas of the country than in rural locations, due to the increased traffic congestion and volume of vehicles competing for limited road space. Unfortunately, cyclists can often be the victims of devastating injuries, caused by being hit by more robust vehicles such as heavy goods lorries and cars.
Why are cyclists more vulnerable than others on the roads?
- The design of a bike is such that it is constructed of lightweight materials to ensure the speed and aerodynamics of the ride, not for the impact of another vehicle colliding with it.
- Bikes aren’t fitted with impact protection, air bags or safety belts to cushion the effects of a collision.
- In addition, many cyclists wear streamlined lycra bodysuits to reduce friction and resistance. However, these outfits aren’t designed for protecting the torso and limbs from collision with other road users or the road surface.
- Many lycra based clothes aren’t made to be highly visible to other road users and requires a tabard or high visibility band to be worn over the top which many cyclists dislike.
Are you safe on your bike?
Cyclists are at increased risk of being involved in a collision at junctions and roundabouts. This is because other road users need to change lanes and road positioning to ensure that they are in the correct lane. Sudden changes in lanes requires both the cyclist and drivers to check all mirrors, signal and manoeuvre accordingly and they may fail to notice a cyclist.
Taxis and buses need space to pull out and cyclists are often the victims of collisions involving vehicles such as these. Cycle lanes mean that other road users should give adequate space for cyclists on the road.
Claiming for your cycling injury using injury lawyers Chiswick
If you, or a fellow cyclist, have been injured as the result of 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’s injury solicitor Chiswick. Simply call their 24/7 helpline 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 and speak to a friendly advisor who can offer you no obligation advice about using their injury solicitor Chiswick. Infact, their solicitors will even process your claim on a 100% no win no fee* basis.
To establish your eligibility to make a claim, try their unique 30 second online test and see if you can claim using an injury solicitor Chiswick.
Date Published: 3rd January 2014
Author: David Brown