As a cyclist you should find that it is cheaper and easier for you to navigate around the town and city that you live in than it would be if you had to take your car.
For longer distances it is easy to take a bike on a bus or train, and on a bike you can get places faster during rush hour, and never have to pay expensive congestion charges or parking fees.
However, you are also more at risk as a cyclist on busier roads, and this means that it is important that you know what is most likely to cause you a serious injury so that you can avoid it. Here are some ways for you to do this.
Wear the right clothing
Not only should a cyclist always wear a helmet, whether they are on a busy city road or a quiet country lane, they should also be wearing bright clothing which makes them more visible, clothing which fits close to the body and won’t get tangled in any of the bike’s moving parts and so on.
Look for a uniform which you can wear and know that you are as safe as possible, and then make sure that you wear it every time you get on your bike.
Follow the rules of the road
So many cyclists don’t think that they have to follow the same rules of the road as someone driving a car, bus or van.
If you are on the road then you are a road user, and should follow the same rules as everyone else. If you aren’t following the rules of the road when you are involved in an accident (such as if you are hit by a car when you are cutting a red light), you will not be able to make a claim for compensation for your injuries as you were at fault.
Making road accident claims in Warrington
If you decide that you do want to make road accident claims in Warrington after a road accident involving another cyclist, driver or pedestrian, the best way for you to do this successfully is to work with an experienced injury lawyer who can put together the strongest possible case for a successful claim on your behalf.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, or text “claim365” to 88010 to speak to a member of the friendly, helpful team about your accident, and find out whether or not you have a good enough case to make a successful claim. If you do then you will work with one of our professional lawyers to get the compensation that you deserve.
Date Published: 23rd June 2015
Author: David Brown