Cyclists who’ve been injured through no fault of their own in the environs of the city of Nottingham sometimes use the services of a law firm in Broxtowe if they live within the district.
Cycling in city traffic is dangerous at the best of times. There was a lot of adverse publicity about cycling accident fatalities in London at the back end of 2013; but cycling accidents are taking place in every town and city, across the UK, and the city of Nottingham is no exception. Earlier this month (July 2014), a woman was tragically killed in Lower Parliament Street in Nottingham city centre, having been involved in an accident with a lorry in the middle of the rush hour.
The vulnerability of cyclists
The big problem with cycling is that cyclists are so vulnerable. When they take to the roads, they are in considerable danger, and should only do so if they are experienced in both cycling and road etiquette. Every year approximately 19,000 cyclists are injured in accidents, 3,000 of which result in serious injury and death.
Only the tip of the iceberg
This is only the tip of the iceberg. In actual fact the figures are really much higher, but the fact of the matter is that many cycling injuries, (even those that require treatment in hospital) are not correctly reported and are therefore not included in the statistics.
Cycling accident rate is on the rise
The worrying truth is that cycling accidents are on the rise. It’s a direct result of the fact that cycling is becoming more popular due to rising transport costs, and somewhat perversely, the goal of more people to improve their levels of health and fitness.
The “think cycling” website
In an effort to curb the rise, the government has launched its think cycling website. The website site carries statistics, cycling tips, safer local cycling routes, information on cycle training, and copies of the Highway Code.
Choosing a law firm in Broxtowe that offers a ‘no win, no fee’ service
If you’ve been injured in a cycling accident in Nottingham, you may well decide to use a law firm in Broxtowe to help you to launch a claim for financial compensation, always assuming that the accident was not of your making. You’ll find many companies advertising their services on the web. Be sure to choose one that like us here at Accident Advice Helpline, that offers a ‘no win, no fee’ service.
How to start the ball rolling
At Accident Advice Helpline, we’ve purposely “set out our stall” to help people all over the UK to obtain the compensation they are owed. Our experience and our customer support come highly recommended by the well known people’s consumer crusader, Esther Rantzen. Anyone can start the ball rolling by making use of the HOW MUCH calculator we have on our website. It will take no more than about 30 seconds of your time.
If you have any queries, call our free helpline on 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile.
Date Published: 26th July 2014