If you enjoy cycling then that is brilliant, as it is good fun and good exercise, There is only one problem with cycling and that is that you are very vulnerable on the roads and may have an accident that was not your own fault. If this is the case and your injuries were bad enough to need medical attention, you may be entitled to claim compensation. Providing the accident happened some time in the last three years, Accident Advice Helpline, using our solicitors in Highland to help you to make your claim.
Some cycling accidents are solo events and occur due to bad road surfaces or potholes. If an accident happens to you in their way, our solicitors in Highland can discuss making a personal injury compensation claim against the council that should have repaired the road..
The solicitors in Highland come to the rescue
Cyclists are extremely vulnerable on the UK roads. This is because there is little protection if you do have an accident. According to the ROSPA reports, cycling is one of the few things where accidents, serious injuries and even deaths have increased. More often than not, it is assumed that the cyclist was at fault when usually this is not the case. At Accident Advice Helpline, we will ensure that you are treated fairly, and do not shoulder the blame for something that was not your fault.
The injuries you might suffer from a cycle accident
The are numerous ways an injury could occur because of a cycling accident, they tend to be more severe because of the lack of protection and could be:
- Soft tissue injuries
- Head or brain injuries
- Facial injuries
- Eye injuries
- Knee problems
- Back or spinal injuries
- Road rash
- Broken bones
This list is only a select few, of the injuries that could happen through a cycling accident and why you may wish to use the solicitors in Highland to claim compensation.
What the next step is if you have an accident
The first thing that you should do if you have a cycling accident and suffer injuries as a result is to call the police. Once the police have arrived, they will talk to everyone involved and fill out an accident report, which is vital for your injury compensation claim, so make sure that the police do this, and that you voice is heard.
Using Accident Advice Helpline to help you to make a personal injury compensation claim
You may find that for a few days after the accident, more aches and pains start to appear. Whiplash is typical of an injury that often does not show till the next day, and then gets worse before it starts to heal.
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. We have been dealing with injury claims for over 13 years and have the experience and expertise needed for a successful claim. We have helped many thousands of claimants already, and now we are here to help you.
Date Published: 9th April 2014
Author: David Brown
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