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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Ribble Valley car accident

    Personal Injury Solicitors in Ribble Valley

    If a cyclist is injured in an accident that was not their fault, they are often very poorly represented, as they are the only road users without the legal requirement for insurance. This can mean they get a raw deal when it comes to personal injury claims, something our Ribble Valley car accident lawyers are well aware of and do not let happen to our claimants.

    The Ribble Valley car accident lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline will always make sure cyclist claimants do not automatically take the blame, and that every area of the accident and injuries are examined to get them the maximum compensation for their circumstances. This is how they handle all compensation claims, no matter what type of accident and injuries are involved.

    If you are a cyclist and you have suffered an injury because of an accident that wasn’t your fault, then you should make a personal injury claim and should contact Accident Advice Helpline to assist you.

    How to avoid a cycling accident

    Accidents happen to cyclists in many different ways, some are through bad roads, and some through other road users, and it is doubtful that they will ever totally stop happening. All a cyclist can do is try to reduce the risk of an accident, and try to lessen the seriousness of injuries should you be in an accident that was not your fault. There are precautions they can take, such as:

    • Wearing a well fitting, good quality cycling helmet. This should be worn correctly, not pushed to the back of the head.
    • Kneepads and elbow pads to reduce the risk of road rash and protect the joints.
    • Something bright or high visibility will make you more visible to other road users.
    • Keep your cycle well maintained, particularly the brakes and lights.
    • Have a good knowledge of the Highway Code, they may not need to take a test but they should know the rules of the roads.
    • Avoid riding next to other cyclists, as if they can down they might just take you with them.
    • Leave enough space when riding passed parked cars for them to open a door and not knock you off your cycle.

    Cycle accident injuries that could be sustained in an accident that was not your fault

    There are many injuries that could be sustained in an accident that was not your fault, and often with cyclists the injuries are serious because of the lack of protection they have. They could suffer from:

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    • Facial injuries
    • Soft tissue injuries
    • Fractured bones
    • Trauma
    • Back and spinal injuries
    • Internal injuries
    • Head and brain injuries
    • Road rash

    The help you need

    Accident Advice Helpline will give you all the help and advice you need and will take the stress away from you, when you make a personal injury compensation claim. Call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim and our friendly and helpful advisers will discuss your accident and injuries, give you free legal advice regarding your claim, and then let you decide if you wish to continue, you will be under no obligation to do so.

    Date Published: 13th June 2014

    Author: matthew

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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