There are many of us who enjoy the pleasure that is cycling. It is good for us, as well as being a very ‘green’ activity, as no harmful chemicals or by-products are created as a result of taking a leisurely bike ride on a sunny afternoon. But there are dangers which could leave you looking for an expert solicitor in Torrance can tell you.
Other road users
It seems that other road users are not always so keen to share the road with cyclists. Van drivers, car drivers and lorry drivers are known to not enjoy having the speed of their journey interrupted by a pedalling cyclist. Likewise, there are occasions when cyclists can be the cause of on-road issues, too.
Hoever, when cyclists are knocked from their bikes, the results can be catastrophic.
The likelihood of being knocked off your bike increases at junctions. Research has shown that cyclists are increasingly likely to be knocked off their bikes at junctions. Police reports label this ‘looking past the cyclist,’ which is a common phenomenon with any road user. It can happen when drivers do not see pedestrians or motorbikes, too.
There have been various campaigns, both in the press and on TV, that encourage drivers to look for other road users, although it is not known if this is successful or not. Campaigns of this nature are for the longer term, rather than a short, sharp fix. Cyclists can be seriously hurt when thrown from their bike, although some people fortunately escape without too serious an injury.
Accident Advice Helpline can help you
Accident Advice Helpline are legal experts who can help you if you want to make a compensation claim. With over 16 years of specialist legal experience, you won’t find a better solicitor in Torrance.
We cannot help everyone though, so it’s important that our trained advisors assess your claim.
- You can claim compensation if someone else caused your accident.
- You must have your injuries treated.
- There is a time limit of 3 years for starting your claim.
With our experience we can get you the best compensation and we won’t put any pressure on you financially. We always work on a no-win, no-fee basis.
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Our friendly advisors can give you all the help you need, and all advice is free with no obligation.
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Date Published: 17th May 2014
Author: David Brown