Cyclists – beware of junctions!
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, as Accident Advice Helpline and our 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 user road user other than vehicles – 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.Open Claim Calculator
Accident Advice Helpline and our solicitor in Torrance can help you!
We can help you to claim compensation for your personal injuries if you have been knocked from your bike, or even if you have been hurt in any other way. There are conditions which must be met in order for your case to be an eligible claim; unfortunately, unless it meets all the criteria as laid down in personal injury law, our solicitor in Torrance will be unable to help you.
Getting more information is the key
Knowing the ins and outs of making a claim for personal injury compensation is essential. To do this, all you need to do is call us here at Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. But don’t worry, our advisers are not sales teams with targets to reach! They are people looking to help you access the right information to make a claim.