Bildeston is a village set in the heart of the Suffolk countryside, so it is unlikely that there will be a firm of solicitors in Bildeston; or at least, it is unlikely that a firm of solicitors in Bildeston would have a solicitor for all occasions. For example, if we take personal injury compensation law, there are so many different types of accident, that no one village firm could be expected to have an expert injury solicitor to cover all of them.
Decline in the number of cyclists
A local councillor in Bildeston has been calling for roads to be made safer for cyclists to halt the decline in the number of people cycling to work. Of course, if fewer people used their cars to drive to work, the environment would be cleaner. Unfortunately, motorists are not known for their consideration for cyclists, and in some parts of the country, cycling lanes are in need of repair and maintenance. Country roads pose more problems for cyclists as they may have blind bends in them and impatient motorists might risk life and limb (not always their own), in attempts to overtake slower cyclists.
Had a cycling accident and seeking solicitors in Bildeston?
There may not be a firm of solicitors in Bildeston, or one where you live, to help you file a personal injury compensation claim for injuries sustained in a cycling accident that you can prove was not your fault. The blame for the accident may rest with a motorist, or a passenger, who opened a car door just as a cyclist was passing, or it may have been that the accident was caused by a pothole in the road.
If you have an accident while cycling, call an ambulance and the police so that a police report can be made and you can have your injuries treated. You will need a medical report if you are to claim compensation for your injuries at a later date.
You may also be able to claim for damage to your personal property; for your bike, mobile phone, damaged protective gear and so on. You should (if you can) take photographs of the scene of the accident so that these can be used as supporting evidence.
If your accident was caused because of a badly maintained road, you may be able to claim compensation from the local authority which should keep roads in a good state of repair.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have any type of personal injury compensation claim to make, but need expert legal advice and help to begin the process, call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time. You can make use of one of our freephone numbers: call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. To find out how we may be able to help you with you potential claim, why not call now?
Date Published: 10th April 2014
Author: David Brown