Been involved in a cycling accident? Need expert help to claim? Call injury solicitors in Kedleston
Cycling is a great way of getting regular exercise whilst exploring the countryside around where you live. Many people prefer to join cycling clubs, which can add a social and fun element to their hobby with organised road races and competitions.
For the majority of cyclists, this cheap form of transport enables them to commute to work without the spiralling fuel costs and congestion charges which can make driving a vehicle prohibitive.
However, using a bike to commute can increase your likelihood of becoming injured, should you be involved in a road traffic accident or collision involving other road users. By their nature, cycles aren’t designed with the safety of the rider in mind. In order to ensure your safety on the roads, secondary protection should be worn, such as safety helmets, protective clothing and gloves. These items give a protective layer to the skin should the worst happen, and you are thrown from your bike at speed onto the road surface.
If you or a fellow cyclist have been injured in a cycling accident which wasn’t your fault within the last three years, then you can make a personal injury compensation claim using Accident Advice Helpline’s team of injury solicitors in Kedleston.
On your bike!
There are precautions that you can take to increase your visibility and presence on the roads and reduce your vulnerability to being involved in an accident.
- Conduct regular maintenance on your bike. Oil the chain and check the brakes, gears and tyres are all in roadworthy condition.
- Fit lights. This is actually a legal requirement and should be a standard part of your bike’s design. Flashing lights may not be adequate on their own and can distract other road users.
- Wear appropriate clothing which is warm, waterproof and windproof. It should be reflective to enable other road users to be aware of your presence.
- Fit a cycling camera to record your journeys in heavy traffic. In the event of an accident, this may be a vital piece of evidence to ascertain liability.
Claiming for your cycling injury with the help of injury solicitors in Kedleston
Call the experts, Accident Advice Helpline, on our 24/7 telephone helpline and speak to a trained and helpful adviser who can inform you of your legal rights to claim over the phone. Just dial 0800 689 0500 now. Should you wish to proceed with making a claim, our team of expert injury solicitors in Kedleston will be happy to make the claim on your behalf.
Our professional injury solicitors in Kedleston will even process the claim for you on a 100% no win no fee basis. Don’t delay! Try our unique 30-second online test for yourself and see if you can claim with our injury solicitors in Kedleston!
Date Published: 10th January 2014
Author: David Brown