Cumnock is a town in East Ayrshire, Scotland. William Wallace allegedly spent 3 months in the seat of Patrick Dunbar ((New) Cumnock or Cumno in 1296), according to the poem, The Wallace, by Blind Harry. Cumnock is also in the heart of Robert Burn’s country and the poet is said to have spent time there.
In Scotland, just like the rest of the UK cycling is one of the fastest growing pastimes. Cycles are used for sport, pleasure or commuting and no matter what your age or why you ride, if you come off your cycle, and it was not your fault, you may sustain injuries that need medical attention which could mean you are entitled to make a personal injury claim using the services of injury solicitors in Cumnock.
If you need injury solicitors in Cumnock, we advise how to reduce the risks
Lack of protection makes cyclists very vulnerable when they are out riding. The risks of serious injury can be reduced if they take some precautions such as:
- Wearing a well fitting, good quality helmet can reduce any head injuries you may sustain. Make sure you buy it from a reputable dealer as there are many fakes on the market.
- Wearing high visibility jackets, stripes on legs etc. will make you more visible to other road users.
- Cyclists are the only road users that do not have to pass a test to be on the roads. Be sensible and learn the Highway Code, it could save your life.
- Always check the brakes and lights on your cycle before setting out.
- Do not ride next to someone else, this can make it difficult for a car to overtake and you might be knocked off your cycle.
- If you are passing parked cars make sure you leave at least a car door width between you and the cars to avoid a driver opening his door and hitting you.
Taking these precautions will help reduce the risk of serious injury and may mean avoiding having to use injury solicitors in Cumnock to make a personal injury claim.
The injuries that could result from a cycle accident
All types of injuries can be the result of a cycle accident but some of the ones we come across most are:
- Damage to joints
- Back and spinal injuries
- Internal injuries
- Head and brain injuries
- Facial injuries
- Road rash
- Soft tissue injuries
- Dental injuries
Where to make your cycling injury claim
The place to make your cycling injury claim Accident Advice Helpline – we are there 24 hours a day every day, there to give you help and advice regarding your personal injury compensation claim.
On our phone number, 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993, you will find advisers who are friendly and professional. They will give you free advice about your search for injury solicitors in Cumnock and help you all they can. Or you could try the 30-second test online for some guidance as to the amount you may be awarded for your injuries.
Date Published: 16th December 2013
Author: David Brown