One of the fastest growing hobbies in the UK is cycling, because we have lots of wonderful cycle routes but also because cycling is a good form of exercise, and is a relatively cheap hobby to have. It also might be your only form of transport.
There is only one problem with cycling. This is the lack of protection a rider has if they happen to be involved in an accident. Often, their injuries are severe. If the accident that causes them was not their own fault, then they should consider making a personal injury compensation claim using personal injury solicitors.
The accidents that can happen while cycling
Cycling can be great for all age groups. This does mean, however, that all age groups suffer injuries in accidents that were not their fault, some of the scenarios being:
- A car door opening onto to you as you pass parked cars;
- Crashing with a motor vehicle, whether it be a car, bus or lorry;
- Animals running out in front of you and causing you to lose control;
- Oil or mud on the road causing the rider to slip and fall from their bike; and
- Hitting a pothole that throws you off your cycle.
If any one of these cause you to injure yourself, then you would be able to make a personal injury claim using our solicitors.
The injuries you could sustain in a cycling accident that was not your fault
The injuries you may suffer can vary greatly and affect victims in different ways, but some of them are:
- Neck injuries;
- Spinal injuries;
- Cuts and bruises;
- Soft tissue injuries;
- Knee injuries;
- Elbow injuries;
- Wrist injuries;
- Head and brain injuries;
- Anxiety and stress;
- Broken bones;
- Road rash; and
- Back injuries.
Any of these injuries caused in a bicycle accident that was not your fault would enable you to make a personal injury claim.
The variety of things you can claim for
Injuries from any type of accident can be severe and life-changing. The effects of your accident on your future life need to be accounted for when making your injury claim, not just your pain and suffering. There is the trauma you have endured, the loss of your income and extra costs involved. Anything else that is a direct result of the accident and your injuries can be claimed for.
Looking for solicitors
Accident Advice Helpline is the place to go. We have over 15 years of experience in dealing with personal injury compensation claims and are one of the industry leaders.
Our solicitors are experts in this field, having a wealth of knowledge, and will ensure that every area of your claim is looked at to maximise the amount of compensation you receive.
Although we do not have injury solicitors we can still represent you and your claim. This is because we are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need injury solicitors look no further than our expert service.
For more information call us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 26th March 2014
Author: David Brown