It is not just cars that become involved in road traffic accidents. You could be a cyclist, just riding along, when suddenly out of nowhere you get knocked off your bike, through no fault of your own.
A cyclist could possibly suffer serious injuries because bike riders are more vulnerable on the roads. They do not have a protective bubble of a car around them to shield them from the worst of an accident.
If you are the innocent victim of a road traffic accident, then you could potentially be allowed to claim for compensation by making Lancaster car accident claims, using Accident Advice Helpline to help you.
The common cause of cyclist road accidents
Other than a vehicle hitting a cyclist, another common cause for a bike rider to suffer an accident is bad road surfaces or potholes in the road.
You may think that this would not cause a serious injury, but if you hit a pothole while on a busy road, then it could knock you off your bike into oncoming traffic. This would then be a very serious accident indeed, and could result in fatal injuries.
It would be the local council who you would make your Lancaster car accident claims against if your accident was caused because of a pothole in the road. This is because it is their responsibility to ensure that all of the their roads are in good condition.
Reducing the risk of serious injuries if you are a cyclist
A bike rider can do some things to reduce the risk of a serious injury, although there is not a lot they can do to prevent an accident from happening when someone else causes it.
- Wear a good quality helmet
- Wear as much protective clothing as you can
- Wear bright coloured clothes to make you more visible
None of these things will actually stop an accident happening, but they could help reduce the severity of any injuries sustained.
Using Accident Advice Helpline to make your Lancaster car accident claim
At Accident Advice Helpline we are experts in making all types of personal injury claims, no matter what type of accident or injuries your life has been affected by.
Call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500, and our friendly and helpful advisors will provide you with all the information you need to make the decision about claiming compensation. We will not charge you for having a chat with them. You will be under no obligation to proceed either, and they will respect your wishes, whatever you decide to do. You will not be put under any pressure to make Lancaster car accident claims.
Date Published: 15th December 2014
Author: David Brown