Accident Advice Helpline can provide a personal injury lawyer in North Kensington upon whom cyclists can call
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we can provide a personal injury lawyer in North Kensington upon whom cyclists can rely if they are injured through no fault of their own while cycling to work. The traffic in and around London is horrific. Cyclists, with little or no protection, are very vulnerable to injury from large vehicles such as articulated lorries and buses. In 2012, while road safety for car drivers, motorbike riders, pedestrians and bus and train users generally improved, the injury statistics for cyclists worsened.
Serious cycling injury incidence rate increases
In a one-month period at the end of 2013, six cyclists were killed on the streets of London. Looking back at 2012, the number of serious cycling injuries increased from 555 in the previous year to 657 in 2012. This represents an 18% increase.
Finding a personal injury lawyer in North Kensington to help you to claim compensation
If you have been injured through no fault of your own while cycling through London, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline, who can provide you with a personal injury lawyer in North Kensington to help you to claim the compensation to which you are entitled.
Cycling safety tips
You can help yourself to stay a little safer on London’s roads by following these safety tips:
- Always stop at red lights;
- Give parked cars sufficient space to allow for doors opening;
- Stay behind HGVs – do not get beside them;
- Always try to make eye contact with drivers so they know you’re there;
- Wear reflective clothing;
- Wear a cycling helmet;
- Have sufficient lighting at night time;
- Do not wear head/earphones; and
- Do not use a mobile phone while riding.
Loss of earnings and additional costs
If because of your injury you suffer a loss of earnings, you must make your injury lawyer aware of this, because they can ensure that the amount of compensation you are rewarded takes this into account. Your award should also account for any costs that you may incur through travel and/or additional medical care and physiotherapy.
Using our compensation calculator
To check out how much basic compensation you may be due, you can use the compensation calculator that you’ll find on our website. It will take only 30 seconds of your time. Once you have been allocated a solicitor, you can make them aware of any additional costs that need to be taken into consideration.
Our no win no fee* services
Don’t forget that here at Accident Advice Helpline we offer a no win no fee* service, which guarantees that should you lose, you will not face any solicitors’ fees. As Esther Rantzen, one of our staunchest supporters, says, “Take my advice, you can trust Accident Advice Helpline to look after you.”
If you have any queries or concerns, talk to one of our experienced advisers. You can access them via our free helpline by calling 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: 1st March 2014