Cycling is a great way to get around and keep fit at the same time. With more and more bicycle lanes being built along the main roads the use of bicycles is becoming more popular. Riding along the main roads is beneficial in completing your route quicker but the dangers are high. Despite having mirrors and protocol for looking out for bicycles, the chances of being involved in an accident are still relatively high. Injury solicitors in Pembrokeshire say that it doesn’t matter what vehicle you are with, you still have the same rights when it comes to making a claim for compensation.
Bicycle accidents on the road
It’s an easy fact to see that a bicycle has a lot less framework than cars and other larger vehicles. This subsequently means that the injuries inflicted to cyclists can be much more severe as the other vehicle contacts with the body.
Claiming compensation for such an accident is likely to begin life through the emergency services. If you are unable to do anything at the scene of the accident, the emergency services may step in and take some pictures to go with their reports. At a later date your injury solicitors in Pembrokeshire will be able to obtain these pictures to add to your compensation case file.
Injury solicitors in Pembrokeshire and bicycle accidents
If the accident was not your fault, your injury solicitors in Pembrokeshire will stand a good chance of winning the case. If for any reason the accident was partially your fault, you may still be able to claim some compensation, though the final amount of money will not be as high.
Throughout the claim your solicitors will conduct negotiations with the other party to decide on an amount of compensation money to be awarded at the end of the case. You will have the chance to input in to these discussions though your legal representative will advise you on likely outcomes of the case.
If you have been involved in a bicycle accident on the road, you may be entitled to some compensation for your injuries. If you need some help on getting started on your claim, give us a call at Accident Advice Helpline. It’s free to call us so get in touch to speak to a friendly adviser today on 0800 689 0500 and start claiming the compensation you deserve now.
Date Published: 19th February 2014
Author: Emma Matthews
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