If you are one of London’s many commuters who cycles to and from work each and every day then you may consider yourself to have had a lucky escape as cycling fatalities are on the increase. Cyclist casualties have risen in recent years as the amount of people cycling has increased.
More and more employees are taking to their saddles in a bid to get fit and save money. The cost of travelling to work has increased significantly over the past few years. Fuel costs, congestion charges and sky high parking prices have priced out many motorists of the convenience of driving to work.
Travelling to work by train is very often equivalent to playing a human game of sardines pressed in close proximity to a total stranger. As an added insult the service can be slow, is subject to delays and gobbles up a significant portion of one’s monthly salary. The recent introduction of the Cycle to Work government-backed scheme has offered employees an opportunity to get fit, reduce pollution and keep monthly commuter costs to a minimum.
Sadly this has seen a direct correlation in the increase of cycling injuries sustained for the most part by victim’s of no fault road traffic accidents. All too often drivers fail to look properly and the consequences of their negligence and careless driving can have serious ramifications for the innocent cycling victim.
Cuts and lacerations to the knees, legs, arms and hands are a common side effect when coming off one’s bike abruptly and without warning as the roads and kerbs are littered with grit, gravel and broken glass. Mild or severe dental damage can be sustained to a victim’s teeth if their head smashes against the kerb or any other hard obstruction.
Victims can suffer concussion or serious head traumas even when wearing a cycling helmet. Broken or cracked ribs or internal chest injuries are common if the victim is flung off their bike and hits an obstacle such as a car bonnet or windscreen. Broken or fractured limbs can be common place too. If you have had the misfortune to have been injured or hurt during a cycling injury then it is vital that you locate a professional and experienced personal injury lawyer on the Isle of Dogs, or ones based elsewhere, immediately.
How do I locate a qualified and experienced personal injury lawyer on the Isle of Dogs?
The best way to find a reliable and reputable personal injury lawyer is by calling Accident Advice Helpline. They will be able to assist you and offer you some free advice on how best to proceed. They do not have access to a local personal injury lawyer on the Isle of Dogs but as they are a national firm they can still help with your claim.
They have well in excess of ten years’ experience in assisting with successful injury claims on a no win no fee basis and they will be glad to help you too. So call them now on 0800 689 0500 or on 0333 500 0993. All calls to them are free so call them now and start your quest for legal justice right now.