Injury solicitors in Ilford
Pity the poor urban cyclist, disliked by the car driver for not paying any road tax and sufferer of many accidents due to the fact that other road users are often oblivious to their presence. In late 2013, lauded architect Norman Foster revealed plans for SkyCycle platforms exclusively for bikes, which his company envisaged being built above London’s railway lines. Until these are realised nationwide, the poor cyclist will likely continue to suffer bumps and bruises at the hands of other vehicle drivers who fail to “Think Bike.”
The good news is that cyclists do have some form of redress if they are hurt in accidents caused by other road users that were not their fault — a cyclist may be able to sue a negligent party that causes them to be injured in an accident that was not their fault for compensation with the help of good 100% no win no fee injury solicitors in Ilford (or elsewhere in the UK) if they are knocked off their bike by an absentminded driver opening their vehicle’s door without looking behind them to make sure the coast is clear.
Bikes, car doors and injury solicitors in Ilford
According to figures from the Department for Transport, almost 600 cyclists were knocked off their bikes while trying to swerve out of the way of opening car doors in 2011. In some cases, the injuries that follow such accidents can be life-threatening. Imagine if a car door were to be flung open in front of a cyclist and knock them off their bike into the path of a double-decker bus or a heavy goods vehicle. The consequences don’t bear thinking about.
In such a scenario, the person exiting the vehicle is almost always to blame. A cyclist could not be said to be negligent for riding too close to a car door; the onus is on the car driver to look behind them to make sure nothing is coming. As such, if you’ve been knocked off your bike by an opening car door, there is a good chance that you might be able to sue the driver for compensation using the help of no win no fee injury solicitors in Ilford.
Call the pros at Accident Advice Helpline
If you have been dismounted from your metal steed as a consequence of the carelessness of a car door opener, contact Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. You’ll be able to talk through what happened to you with one of our firm’s friendly and professional claims advisors to find out if the company might be able to furnish you with one of our personal injury lawyers on a no win no fee basis.
Date Published: 10th January 2014
Author: David Brown