Injury solicitors in Hornsea
People ride bicycles for lots of different reasons: some commute on them, for some it is a sport, while others like to ride for the pleasure. No matter why you ride your bicycle, if you are injured in an accident while out riding that was not your fault, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim for compensation, and you should be contacting injury solicitors in Hornsea in order to find out more.
There are legal criteria you have to fit to be able to make a personal injury claim, and injury solicitors in Hornsea will be able to help you if you do:
- The accident must have been the fault of someone else;
- You should have been injured in the accident;
- The injuries should have needed medical attention; and
- The accident must have happened within the last three years.
Providing this is your situation, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim.
Injury solicitors in Hornsea and the ways to reduce the risk of serious injury
Cyclists are the only people allowed on UK roads with taking a test, but they should ensure they have a good knowledge of the Highway Code. There are a few things cyclists can do to reduce the risks of serious injury, such as:
- Checking their bicycle before riding it, making sure light and brakes work well;
- Wearing a good quality helmet, which can help reduce the risk serious head injuries;
- Elbow and kneepads can help protect the joints;
- Wearing high visibility jackets, stripes on legs etc. for more visibility to other road users; and
- Not riding next to someone else, as this can make it difficult for a car to overtake and you might be knocked off your bike, or if the other cyclist comes off their bike for some reason they could take you with them.
Cyclists are among the most vulnerable of road users, and the most common excuse given by car drivers after hitting a cyclist is that they did not see them until it was too late to stop. This can be because of a lack of concentration on the part of the driver, or not bright enough clothes being worn by the cyclist so they blend in with the surroundings.
In spite of this, most cycling accidents do not involve another vehicle, but that does not mean they were the cyclist’s fault. More cycling accidents happen because of potholes that should have been repaired than in any other way.
However your cycling accident happened, if you fit the criteria you should contact Accident Advice Helpline to make a personal injury claim.
Making a claim
At Accident Advice Helpline, our freephone number is 0800 180 4123. Call us and you will find advisors who are friendly, professional and compassionate. They will give you free advice and help you all they can. You can also try the 30-second test online for some guidance.
We have the experience and expertise to make your claim as simple, quick and efficient as possible, while maximising the amount of compensation you are awarded.
Date Published: 10th January 2014
Author: David Brown