Have you been injured whilst cycling?
Although many people now view cycling as a viable means of transport, it isn’t always the safest way to get to your destination. Unfortunately, cyclists can often get caught up in road traffic accidents and they can suffer very serious injuries as a result.
Whilst a cycling helmet may save your life if an accident does occur, it won’t necessarily prevent you from suffering serious injuries to other parts of your body. If you have been involved in a road traffic incident whilst cycling, it’s essential that you seek medical help straightaway.
If you’ve been badly hurt, the emergency services may need to attend the scene and they should be able to provide the urgent care that you need. In many cases, it is the swift response of paramedics and police officers than enables cyclists to make a full recovery after a road traffic accident has occurred.
Could personal injury claim solicitors in Colchester help you to obtain compensation?
If you’ve been seriously hurt, making a claim for compensation probably won’t be your first thought. However, once you’ve obtained the treatment you require and you’ve begun the recovery process, you may want to find out more about taking legal action.
If you weren’t responsible for the incident which caused your injuries, personal injury claim solicitors in Colchester may be able to help you to make a claim for compensation. If another cyclist or driver collided with you, for example, or didn’t give way at a junction, they should be held responsible for the incident and you should be able to claim compensation from them.
When should you make your claim?
Although you shouldn’t have to rush into making a compensation claim, most claimants only have three years to make a claim after an incident has occurred so you won’t want to wait too long either.
However, making a claim soon after the incident may be easier for many claimants. By making a claim quickly, you could receive your compensation sooner and you may find that this financial pay-out helps you through the recovery process.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline now
If you’ve been injured in the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, why not contact Accident Advice Helpline and find out more about making a claim with personal injury claim solicitors in Colchester?
We’ll be happy to answer your questions and you’ll have the opportunity to access any information you need before you decide whether or not to make a claim. To learn more about taking legal action now, just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and speak to our hardworking personal injury team about your claim today.
Date Published: 27th July 2015
Author: David Brown