Lawyer in Swadlincote
A popular pastime of today is cycling. It does not matter what age you are, you can enjoy it. In some places there are cycle lanes on the roads, although nowhere near enough of them. That is largely because many of the roads are just not suitable, so the cyclist has to ride among all of the other traffic on our highways.
If you are involved in an accident, and as a result you suffer an injury, and it was not your own fault, then you should contact an injury lawyer in Swadlincote at Accident Advice Helpline about making a personal injury compensation claim.
How to avoid having to use an injury lawyer in Swadlincote
Being a cyclist means that you are very vulnerable when it comes to accidents, as cyclists have very little protection compared to car drivers and even motorcyclists. There are some things they can do to try and reduce the risks of serious injury, though, for example:
- Do not ride along next to another cyclist;
- Leave enough space when riding past parked cars for them to open a door and not knock you off your bicycle;
- Wearing a well fitting, good quality cycling helmet;
- Wear kneepads and elbow pads to reduce the risk of road rash;
- Wear something bright or high visibility;
- Learn and follow the Highway Code; and
- Maintain and keep your bicycle in good repair.
Hopefully, if you take these precautions, the risk of having to make a personal injury claim using an injury lawyer in Swadlincote will be lessened.
The most common cycling injuries
The most common cycling injuries include:
- Back and spinal injuries;
- Head and brain injuries;
- Road rash;
- Cuts and bruises;
- Facial injuries; and
- Soft tissue injuries.
Many cycling accidents do not involve anyone else, but are caused by potholes and bad road surfaces. However, injuries like these are nonetheless serious in these situations.
Let’s make the responsible party pay
If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim. To do this, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline.
We have been helping victims for over 15 years to get the compensation to which they were entitled through the no win no fee agreement. This means they have not had to find any money to start their personal injury claims, and we have been able to help people from all walks of life.
Our 30-second test will let you know if you have a valid claim, and will also give you an estimate of the amount you may be awarded. It can only be an estimate, though, because everyone’s circumstances are different and this can affect the final settlement.
Our advisors, who you can contact on our freephone helpline number 0800 180 4123, are friendly and helpful. They will give you free legal advice regarding your claim, before leaving you to decide if you want to continue with the process.
Date Published: 10th March 2014
Author: David Brown