If you are an innocent victim of a cycle accident in which you suffer from injuries that needed medical treatment, then you should contact the solicitors in Heathfield at Accident Advice Helpline so they can assist you in making an injury compensation claim.
There are lots of hazards on the roads today, not just cars, but lorries and tractors and buses all use the roads as well as cyclists. Another hazard for a cyclist is bad road surfaces or pot holes in the road. The cyclist is also very vulnerable on the roads as they have very little protection.
If they are hit by something quite hard it could even end up as a fatality. Here are some of the injuries that could happen to a cyclist:
- Road rash. This can be an extremely painful injury that usually occurs when you slide along the road and damage the skin.
- Trauma. Having an accident is traumatic enough, but the after effects can cause depression and anxiety.
- Head injuries. Wearing a cycling helmet can help to reduce the severity of a head injury but these helmets do not have the strength of motorbike helmets so you may still sustain an injury to your head.
- Facial injuries. This can range from dental problems to scarring. If scarred, as well as the pain involved in the accident, you may need plastic surgery involving more pain.
- Broken bones. Bones anywhere in your body can break in a fall and some of them can be disabling for some time. Severe breaks can mean surgery to insert pins, screws or plates to hold the bones together.
Here in this list are just a few injuries that could happen to a cyclist. If any of these happen to you and they were not through your own fault then you may be able to make an injury claim, using the solicitors in Heathfield at Accident Advice Helpline.
The solicitors in Heathfield asks that you get as many details as you can
If you are involved in an accident, the first thing that should happen is that the police should be informed. Especially if you are injured and you are causing an obstruction in the road. Once the police have arrived they should fill out an accident report, detailing exactly what has happened. They should also speak to anyone who was involved or any witnesses.
This report can be very useful to you when making your injury claim.
If you are not that badly injured, you should try to take any details of the people who are at the scene and if the accident was from a pothole, try to take picture on your phone as evidence.
What you should do next – contact the solicitors in Heathfield at Accident Advice Helpline
Over the next few days, more aches, pains and injuries may become apparent, and you should make sure you get medical attention for all your injuries.
Then you should contact Accident Advice Helpline, either on their freephone number, 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, or by completing the 30-second test on the website.
Accident Advice Helpline will ensure your compensation claim is dealt with in a fast, simple and efficient manner, and make sure you get the personal injury compensation to which you are entitled.