- Are you a bike messenger?
- Have you had an accident whilst at work?
- Was the accident not your fault?
If you have answered yes to these questions then Accident Advice Helpline can help you make a claim for compensation against whoever has been responsible for your accident and injuries.
Road traffic accidents
When it comes to bike messenger personal injury claims in Forest Heath one of the most common types of accidents are those involving other road users – road traffic collisions.
As under any other circumstance these accidents can occur for a number of reasons. If you think that such an accident was not your fault, and could be attributed to the actions of another road user then this is precisely why personal injury claims in Forest Heath are made. Our experienced solicitors will be able to help you make the claim that you are entitled to, and will win you the compensation that you deserve. Simply contact us today to find out more.
When it comes to bike messengers, or cyclists in general, accidents are often caused because other road users simply did not see you. While at times it may be due to cyclist error as well, at other times it is not. If at the time of the accident you were observing the rules of the road and cycling appropriately, using a cycling pathway if appropriate, had suitable protection equipment such as a cycling helmet and perhaps hi-vis outerwear then there is a good chance that the other road user will be found to be liable for your accident.
Cars do not always indicate appropriately when turning corners, and do not check to see if cyclists are coming up on the inside of them. Car drivers can also drive too closely to cyclists, causing them to wobble and swerve as a result, which in turn can cause an accident.
What to do if you have an accident
Over the years we have helped with countless personal injury claims in Forest Heath and know precisely the sort of information that is required to be able to make a claim.
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident the first thing you need to do is seek medical attention for your injuries. These will be recorded on your medical history and will help provide evidence of the injuries you have sustained, which your solicitor will be able to use.
You will also need to provide details of any potential witnesses to the accident, and photographs or sketches of the scene. Your solicitor will then contact the third party who you believe is liable and get your claim started.
To find out whether or not you could be entitled to seek compensation, and how much you might be awarded, you can take our 30-second test.
For more information call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 16th August 2014
Author: David Brown