Personal injury lawyer in Kingston upon Thames
You may become injured in an accident that was not your fault whilst you are out riding your bicycle around Kingston upon Thames. If this has happened to you, then you will need to use a personal injury lawyer in Kingston upon Thames in order to make a compensation claim.
Why a personal injury lawyer in Kingston upon Thames thinks you should make a claim
Cycling has become a popular pastime throughout the UK, taken up by people young and old as a form of sport, for transport and for just pleasure. However, cyclists are very vulnerable when on the roads — they do not have much protection if involved in an accident and it’s not unusual for a cyclist’s injuries to be serious or even fatal, hence the need for compensation claims using a personal injury lawyer in Kingston upon Thames.
What are the causes of cycling accidents?
Most cycling accidents are solo events rather than collisions with other vehicles. Potholes, bad road surfaces, animals, oil or mud on the road, and other things can cause these.
What you should do at an accident scene
If the accident does involve another vehicle, and you are not too badly injured to deal with things yourself, you should:
- Take the details of the driver of any other vehicle involved;
- Take the details of any witnesses to the accident;
- Call the police;
- Ensure the police complete an accident report which includes your point of view; and
- If you have your mobile phone with you, take photos of the accident scene.
How to make your personal injury claim
After you are over the initial shock of the accident, you should consider making a compensation claim and using a personal injury lawyer in Kingston upon Thames at Accident Advice Helpline, if the accident was not your fault. This will be the simplest and least stress-free way in which to make your personal injury claim.
How we calculate your compensation award
There are a few things that can be included as part of your claim, such as:
- Anxiety and stress;
- Replacement of goods;
- Pain and suffering;
- Loss of earnings;
- Cost of extra medical expenses;
- Travel costs;
- Home adaption costs; and
- Care costs if you can no longer look after yourself.
Let us take the strain
You could try making the claim yourself, but for the layman it is stressful and time-consuming. It is far better to call Accident Advice Helpline and let us take the strain of making your claim.
We have handled many thousands of personal injury compensation claims of all types, and have the expertise that is needed to deal with your claim for you. Esther Rantzen agrees with us; she recommends our services and has been our patron since 2003.
We have a freephone number helpline, 0800 180 4123, which is answered by friendly, professional advisors whose advice is free. They will guide you through the necessary process of starting your personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 19th February 2014