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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Lawyer in Ross on Wye


    As a cyclist, you may feel you do not have a fighting chance on the road. Nevertheless, at Accident Advice Helpline, we believe that it is perfectly possible for cyclists and motorists to coexist.

    Safety tips for cyclists

    To keep the peace with motorists and enjoy your ride, follow these safety tips:

    • Follow the rules of the road
      As a cyclist, you have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists. This means that you should stop at red lights and ride with the flow of traffic. If you fail to follow the rules of the road, you can be held liable for mishaps. If you cut a motorist off and cause an accident, the motorist will be entitled to claim compensation from you.
    • Disengage from road rage
      Road rage against cyclists is, unfortunately, a fact of life. If you encounter an angry driver, you should make every attempt to move out of the driver’s way.
    • Let bygones be bygones
      Carrying a chip on your shoulder can set you up for failure. If you have suffered a few close encounters and failed to shake off your resentment for the angry motorists you have been unlucky enough to encounter in the past, you may struggle to avoid confrontations.
    • Make sure you are visible
      Before taking to the roads, you should think about the steps you need to take to improve your visibility. For example, you may need to equip your bike with reflectors or make a habit of wearing bright clothing.

    Failed to stay safe on the roads? You may need an accident lawyer in Ross on Wye

    If you have been involved in a cycling accident, you should call our freephone helpline and discuss your case with one of our trained claims advisors. If your accident was caused by someone else’s carelessness, you will be able to hire an accident lawyer in Ross on Wye on a 100% no win, no fee* basis.

    To receive compensation, you will need to work with your accident lawyer in Ross on Wye to prove that:

    1. Your accident was caused by the negligence of another individual
    2. Your injuries and financial losses damage resulted from this negligence

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    If your claim is successful, your lawyer in Ross on Wye will negotiate a compensation settlement on your behalf, ensuring that the guilty individual’s insurance company picks up the bill.

    Date Published: 3rd March 2014

    Author: Jan Newell

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.