The most common reason people give for not riding a bicycle is the fear of having Runnymede road traffic accidents, they just do not feel safe on the roads. Most cycling accidents are actually solo events, caused by potholes or bad road surfaces and sometimes by defects on the cycle.
Cycle accident injuries after Runnymede road traffic accidents
The injuries sustained in a cycle accident will depend on the type of accident that happened. Although they are generally less serious when there is no other vehicle involved, that is not always the case. A pothole, for instance, could throw them into the path of traffic coming the other way, traffic that might not be able to stop before hitting them. Or if the brakes are defective, they could fail at the worst possible moment and leave the cyclist careering into all sorts of awful situations and accidents.
The point is that very few accidents are caused by the cyclist themselves, most of them are caused by the neglect, carelessness or recklessness of someone else, and if the cyclist sustains injuries serious enough to need medical treatment, then they are entitled to claim compensation.
Calling the police after Runnymede road traffic accidents
The police should be called to any accident where someone has been injured, or if it is causing an obstruction to other road users. They will discuss what happened with everyone involved and then compile an accident report. These reports often point the finger of blame, and can be vital when you are making a personal injury claim. They will provide you with a reference number, which you should keep safe, as it may be needed at a later date.
Other evidence for Runnymede road traffic accidents
If you are not taken away in an ambulance, and are able to get the details of any witnesses to the accident, that can prove very useful, as can photos of the accident scene, perhaps taken on your mobile phone. Medical reports about your injuries will be needed, and you may have to attend an independent medical assessment.
Usually, accidents cause extra expenses, and sometimes loss of earnings, which are all reclaimable if you have a successful claim, but you will need to prove the items you want repaid. Get receipts for everything you have to spend, as these will be needed for evidence of your costs incurred.
Get professional help for your personal injury claim
Accident Advice Helpline are here specifically to help blameless victims of accidents get the compensation they are entitled to. Because cyclists do not have to be insured to be on the roads, they often are the least represented, so need our help even more.
We will make sure that every aspect of the accident and injuries are looked into to claim everything we can and make sure your compensation is the maximum available for your situation.
Call our freephone helpline on 0800 180 4123 and speak to our expert claims advisors about making a claim, they will be able to answer all your questions and put your mind at ease that you have chosen the right law firm to help with your personal injury claim.
Date Published: 13th August 2014