Cycling is one of the fastest growing pastimes spreading throughout the UK at the minute. This is because it is a fun activity, it’s good exercise, but it is also cheap, so in today’s climate that can only be a good thing.
The only downside to cycling is that it can be very dangerous. This is because you can be very vulnerable on the roads, and if you have an accident with a vehicle you might well suffer a serious cycle injury.
If this happens to you, and the accident was not your fault, you should contact the solicitors in Ewloe at Accident Advice Helpline, to help you in making a personal injury claim.
How to avoid a cycle accident injury
There are a few things that you can do so you can try to avoid having an accident, so you will not need to use the solicitors in Ewloe to claim compensation.
- Kneepads or elbow pads can help avoid nasty injuries to your joints should you fall from your cycle. They are particularly good for children to wear, so avoiding injury to their bones that are more likely to break than those of an adult.
- It is a good idea to wear something reflective. The motor vehicle drivers are more likely to see high visibility jackets or reflective strips on your clothing.
- Don’t listen to music while cycling. This may stop you hearing approaching traffic, putting yourself in unnecessary danger.
- Probably the most important thing to do is wear a good quality safety helmet. This can be a life saver, ensuring your head is well protected and reducing the risk of brain damage or death from head injuries.
Other causes of accidents, so you need solicitors in Ewloe
A cycle accident can happen without involving a vehicle, in fact the majority of cycle accidents are solo events. Cyclists can be thrown off their cycles by a variety of causes, potholes in badly maintained roads, grit or dirt lying on the road, or a badly maintained cycle. You should always make sure that your bike is properly maintained to avoid the possibility of that being the cause of your fall.
Also you should be aware of the condition of the road or track you are travelling on and avoid potholes or grit whenever possible.
If the accident you are involved in is anyone’s fault but your own, then you may be able to claim compensation for you cycle accident injury.
Getting help from the solicitors in Ewloe at Accident Advice Helpline
You can contact Accident Advice Helpline on our free phone number 0800 180 4123 and speak to one of the friendly advisors, or you can complete the 30-second test on our website for an estimate of the amount you could be awarded.
We operate on a No Win No Fee* basis, so you have nothing to lose by contacting us and getting the best advice available, ensuring you get the most out of your compensation claim.