Are you owed Paisley compensation after a cycling accident?
When someone is hurt whilst cycling, it is normally because they have fallen off their bike or because they’ve been hit or involved in a collision of some sort. If you do collide with someone and it wasn’t your fault or you’ve involved in a road traffic accident that was caused by someone else, there is a good chance that you could claim Paisley compensation for your injuries.
However, this isn’t the only type of biking accident that can result in Paisley compensation being awarded. When you purchase a bike, you rely on the manufacturers to have built it correctly and that it will be fit for purpose. Similarly, if you are a keen cyclist and you regularly have your bike serviced or upgraded, you rely on the technicians to perform this work diligently so that you’re not put in danger.
If, however, a manufacturing fault means that the bike is unsafe, you could suffer an accident and be hurt as a result. Although some defects may be visible as soon as the bike is delivered, in some cases a fault may not be apparent until after an incident has occurred.
If you’ve been hurt whilst riding a bike or you’ve suffered a fault and you believe that a manufacturing or servicing fault is to blame, it is possible that you could claim Paisley compensation for your injuries.
It’s likely that the bike will be independently examined but, if it can be shown that the bike did have a fault or hadn’t been serviced correctly, there is a good chance that you will be awarded Paisley compensation.
Of course, if you do want to make a claim for Paisley compensation you don’t have to do it straightaway. Depending on the type of injuries you sustained, you may need some time to recover before you feel able to cope with making a claim. Although you don’t have to make a claim immediately after an accident or incident, it is important to remember that time limits can be imposed so you’ll need to ensure that you make a claim within a reasonable timeframe to ensure that you don’t miss out on obtaining Paisley compensation.
Generally, claimants who make a claim within three years of the incident occurring are able to obtain compensation so if your injuries occurred within this time, why not contact Accident Advice Helpline to find out more about making a claim?
We’ll be happy to help you learn more about the claims process and we can even help you to make a claim on a no win no fee basis so you won’t have to worry about how to fund your claim at all! If you’d like to discuss your claim with a member of our team now, just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 30th July 2014