London consists of the City of London and the much larger area of Greater London, and consists of towns such as Enfield, Chingford, Kingston upon Thames and Biggin Hill, to name but a few. As it is so large an area road traffic accidents in Greater London are not rare. Greater London can be dangerous for cyclists, as shown by the fatalities in road traffic accidents in Greater London in 2013. In November of that year there were 6 cyclists killed in road traffic accidents in Greater London in a fortnight. That meant that the total number of cyclists killed on Greater London’s roads in 2013 was 14; nine of those accidents involved cyclists and heavy goods vehicles.
Road traffic accidents in Greater London
In December 2013, the BBC took a poll of London’s cyclists and found that in the capital 25 percent of people who had regularly cycled to work before the November accidents no longer did so. Of those surveyed 25% said that they had been involved in a crash, and more than half didn’t believe that London’s roads were safe for cyclists.
The Metropolitan Police subsequently launched Operation Safeway with 2,500 traffic police installed at major junctions across the city to issue fixed penalty notices to people breaking the road traffic laws. They also gave advice to cyclists and other road users whom they believed were vulnerable.
Have you been injured in a road traffic accident?
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident in Greater London or elsewhere in the country, there is a possibility that you could file a personal injury compensation claim. To be eligible to file one you must be able to prove that you were not to blame for your accident. You will probably need a personal injury solicitor who is experienced in handling claims for people who have been involved in road traffic accidents to help you do this, and to prove that another person was responsible for your accident. If you need a personal injury solicitor, call us at Accident Advice Helpline and we may well be able to put you in touch with one, as we work with a team of experts who all work for clients on a no-win, no fee basis. You can call us at any time, every day of the year, as our freephone lines are always open for your calls.
Accident Advice Helpline
Call us at Accident Advice Helpline for information and expert legal advice regarding any potential personal injury compensation claim you believe you have to make. Use one of our freephone numbers to call us now. The numbers to ring are 0800 689 0500 for calls from landlines, or 0333 500 0993 for calls from mobiles. Why not ring us now and find out how we may be able to help you?
Date Published: 5th September 2014