Have you been knocked off your bike? You need expert claims advice from the injury solicitors in Grimsby!
Cycling is a popular and exhilarating way of exploring the countryside and getting about without incurring expensive travel costs or congestion charges. For many city dwellers, cycling to work can mean that their journey times are drastically reduced, whilst for rural residents, cycling can mean not having to rely on infrequent transport links to get them around.
However, cyclists are particularly vulnerable on the open roads and many people are knocked off their bikes through no fault of their own and incur painful and distressing injuries.
Keeping safe on the open roads
To reduce the likelihood of being involved in an accident, follow our guide to safer cycling.
- Always wear an appropriately fitted cycling helmet, even on short trips. Make sure you buy this from a reputable supplier as there are many fakes on the market that will give you little protection.
- Always wear sufficient protective clothing to reduce the likelihood of being injured if you should fall or be knocked off your bike. Kneepads and elbow pads are good to protect the joints.
- Wear sensible footwear to reduce the likelihood of feet slipping off the pedals.
- Always check that the bike is in a roadworthy condition. Carry out routine maintenance such as checking the brakes, lights, condition of tyres and tyre pressure, chain and gears.
- Always wear reflective clothing to ensure that you are clearly visible to other road users.
- Use your lights to make sure that other road users can see you on their approach and that you can see the road ahead clearly.
- Always check over your shoulder before changing lanes, at traffic lights and when turning left to make sure that other road users don’t cut you up.
- Make sure you have a good knowledge of the Highway Code and follow its rules.
Had a cycling accident? Can you claim with injury solicitors in Grimsby?
If you have been the victim of a cycling accident and sustained injuries as a result, through no fault of your own within the last 3 years’, then you may be legally entitled to pursue a personal injury compensation claim using Accident Advice Helpline’s injury solicitors in Grimsby.
To find out quickly and reliably if you are eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim, just call Accident Advice Helpline’s dedicated team of telephone advisers who can reassure you of your legal rights to make a claim for your injuries.
Their advisers are available to answer your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can offer no obligation free legal advice about using the services of their own injury solicitors in Grimsby.
With over 13 years’ experience of helping people who have been injured through no fault of their own to claim their entitlement to compensation, their injury solicitors in Grimsby can ensure that your claim is handled successfully.