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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Injury solicitors in Glenridding


    Although a motorbike and a bicycle are totally different, they do have one thing in common: they only have two wheels. This does mean that they cannot be designed in a way that gives the protection of a car. Riders of both are very vulnerable when they are out on the road, and tend to sustain injuries of a more serious nature.

    Apart from the obvious fact that a motorbike has an engine and a bicycle does not, the biggest difference affecting riders is that only one of them has to take a test before being allowed on the road, only one of them has to prove they know enough about road safety not to be a danger to others. Cyclists are the only road user than can get on a cycle having never ridden one before, have no knowledge of the Highway Code whatsoever but can drive straight into traffic.

    This does not mean though that they always cause accidents, quite often they are injured when the accident was not their fault. Under those circumstances, they should contact injury solicitors in Glenridding or another legal firm about making a personal injury claim.

    The precautions they could take

    There are some precautions, which can reduce the severity of the injuries two-wheeled riders can sustain, and they may even save their lives.

    • Both motor bikers and cyclists should wear a good fitting, good quality helmet which have been purchased from a reputable supplier. There are many fakes on the market, which will not give the protection they should.
    • The cyclist will find that wearing kneepads and elbow pads will give some protection to these joints.
    • The motor biker should wear leather for protection; it is much stronger than many other materials.
    • Good quality, sturdy footwear can reduce the risk of broken bones in your feet and should be worn by both of them.
    • Avoid riding next to other riders.  If the rider next to you comes off their bike for some reason, they could take you with them.
    • When passing parked cars, make sure you leave enough room for a door to be opened without knocking you off your bike.

    Taking these precautions should help reduce the risk of serious injury and the need to contact Accident Advice Helpline to make a personal injury claim.

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    Any motor biker or cyclist that is the innocent victim of an accident should contact Accident Advice Helpline to make a personal injury claim. We know all about cycling and motor biking accidents, and have helped thousands of riders to get the compensation they deserved, just like we have helped the victims of all other types of accidents as well.

    Although we do not have injury solicitors in Glenridding we can still represent you and your claim. This is because we are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need injury solicitors in Glenridding look no further than our expert service.

    Call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and speak to one of our advisers, they will start your claim if you feel you are ready to do so. Or you could complete the 30 second test on our website for an estimate of the compensation you might receive.

    Date Published: 23rd December 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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