Cycling enables you to beat the queues and get some exercise, and of course, it is much better for the environment than sitting behind the wheel. However, there is a major drawback, as a cyclist you are far more vulnerable than the average motorist. Bicycles offer you little protection, so a relatively minor road traffic accident can have serious consequences.
How common are cycling accident injuries?
According to government statistics, over 16,000 cycling injuries are reported in the UK every year. These bike injuries include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Soft tissue injuries
- Broken bones
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Spinal injuries
- Head injuries
If you have sustained any of these injuries in a cycling accident, you must contact an accident lawyer in Skegness right away. Accident Advice Helpline is a national firm of specialist lawyers that will be able to help you with your claim.
Am I eligible to make a cycling accident claim?
Whether you cycle to work on a daily basis or simply use your bike in your leisure time, you have just as much right to make a claim as any other road traffic accident victim. If, like many cycling accident victims, you have been left nursing severe injuries, a cycling accident claim could help you to:
- Regain any earnings you have lost
- Pay for a brand new bike
- Meet the cost of any medical treatment you require
With the right legal advice, the process of making a cycling accident claim can be simple and stress free. If you call the trained claims advisors here at Accident Advice Helpline, we can take down the details of your case and instruct an accident lawyer in Skegness to work on every aspect of your claim. Alternatively, you could take our 30-second test, to see if you are eligible to make a claim.
How will an accident lawyer in Skegness help me with my claim?
Your accident lawyer in Skegness will send a detailed Letter of Claim to the guilty party, setting out the details of your accident and the injuries and financial losses you have sustained. AAH can deal with your claim over the phone or via email, with our helpline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Just dial 0800 689 0500 right now, or text ‘Claim365’ to 88010 for us to give you a call.
Date Published: 6th April 2014
Author: David Brown