If you ride a bicycle as a hobby, then you may also fear riding your bike along our roads in the UK. This is because of the possibility of you having an accident, so you may not feel completely safe while out riding.
Most cycle accidents do not involve anyone else but are caused by potholes, or bad road services.
If you have an accident due to the fact of the bad road surfaces then the injuries tend to be less serious than an injury that happens through a collision with another vehicle. The prospect of these types of injuries is what scares some cyclists, so they stop riding their bicycles in case they get injured in an accident that was not their fault.
Some Cycle Accident Injuries that occur
A cycle injury may not manifest itself immediately after the accident, so when an injury looks quite minor it could actually develop into something more serious and maybe even permanent. You should always get yourself medically checked out after an accident, in case you have not spotted an injury that would be obvious to a doctor.
Who is to Blame for your accident?
It does not matter who or what caused the accident, if someone has been reckless or negligent, whether its the driver of a car or the council that is responsible for the road surfaces, you may be able to make a personal injury claim using the solicitors in Evie.
What to do next
The first thing to do is, if there is a vehicle involved then you should call the police, so they can assess the situation and fill out the necessary paperwork.
Unfortunately it is not unusual for the Police to assume it must have been the cyclist’s fault, and not want to talk to you.
If you are able to do so, try to ensure the police have your side of events, as well as the driver of the car. If your injury is too bad for you to do this, then try to make sure someone else can help on behalf of you. Your voice must be heard so that your side of events is included in the police accident report.
Ensure that you, or someone else on your behalf, have the driver’s details and contact information, as well as that of any witnesses, so you can pass this on to the solicitors in Evie when they are making your personal injury claim.
Get Professional Help from the solicitors of Evie at Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline can assist you in these sorts of cases. The helpline is a free phone number, 0800 180 4123, where you will speak to a friendly advisor with no obligation to proceed, but should you decide to they will help you all they can.
Or you could complete the 30-second test on the website for guidance.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 15 years experience in supporting people with their claims. Esther Rantzen, the famed consumer champion in the UK, is the patron.
Date Published: 30th March 2014
Author: David Brown