You may refer to Sutton Coldfield simply as Sutton if you live locally, or you have any knowledge of the location. It is situated in the borough of Birmingham in the West Midlands and the current population stands at around 95,000. Every now and then you might hear of a Sutton Coldfield accident taking place, but on the whole they are very rare indeed, thankfully.
Accidents are just that – unintentional occurrences that usually lead to injuries being suffered by one or more people. Road accidents are commonly thought of in this respect, but you can have an accident pretty much anywhere you can think of.
Let’s look at an example to see how an accident might potentially happen. Remember, this could happen anywhere in the UK – indeed, anywhere in the world. If you cycle regularly, you should wear protective gear including a cycle helmet. This will protect you in the event you do come off your bike.
You should use cycle lanes wherever possible and obey the Highway Code. However, even if you do everything correctly and you are responsible about how you ride, you never know if other road users will fail to do the same thing. If this is the case, you might still end up being injured despite your best efforts to avoid it.
Can cyclists try to claim compensation following an accident?
Yes, this is a possibility, and some cyclists end up doing this each year. Given the number of people who cycle every day, the actual number injured is thankfully small. However, if you were unlucky enough to be involved in a Sutton Coldfield accident, for example, you’d want to know whether you could claim something as a result.
Accident Advice Helpline has been providing answers to people in situations similar to these for many years now. We have a free enquiry line you are most welcome to use, on 0800 689 0500. We can also provide no win, no fee agreements in many cases. When you call to speak to a friendly and considerate advisor, you can see whether this might apply in your situation. It really is easier than you might think to learn whether you could be compensated for your cycling accident, or indeed any other accident you might have suffered because of something done by another person. Find out your answers today by getting in touch.
Date Published: 7th July 2014
Author: David Brown