Considering making a Tredegar negligence claim?
Cycles riders are among the innocent victims who sometimes make a Tredegar negligence claim, because they are so vulnerable on our roads. With little protection in an accident situation injuries tend to be of a serious nature.
Most cycle accidents are solo events. These are usually caused by a pothole or bad road surface, but could also be because of a defect on a bicycle. None of these sound as though they would cause much damage, but it really depends on how and where the victim lands.
If the pothole, for instance, threws you into the path of other traffic, or your brakes failed as you tried to stop at some traffic lights, you could be very seriously injured, through no fault of your own.
The other main cause of cycle accidents is other road users. They are generally are just not aware enough of cyclists on our roads. Many at-fault drivers state that they did not see the rider until it was too late to stop.
A police report for your Tredegar negligence claim
Any road traffic accident where someone is injured has to be attended by the police. The police speak with everyone involved and compile an accident report. This usually helps to identify the person responsible for the accident and can be vital evidence for your personal injury claim. Also the more common use of CCTV and on board cameras can be a big help to victims who are making a compensation claim. If there are any witnessess to your accident who are unable to remain at the scene, getting their name and address details can help you later.
Use the expertise of Accident Advice Helpline
There is not too much a cyclist can do to prevent an accident for which someone else is to blame. However you can try to reduce your odds of being injured in an accident or the severity of your injuries by wearing the correct safety clothing.
You can get the best legal representation available by using the experts at Accident Advice Helpline. With 16 years of making successful claims, we have the experience and knowledge to give your claim its best chance of success, and to reach its full potential.
Just call our friendly and helpful advisors on freephone number: 0800 689 0500. Or dial: 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. If after speaking to us you decide you want to claim compensation, we will help you through all the stages of a claim. You do not have to do this on your own. We are here to help and support you. Call us today and choose the right law firm to help with your Tredegar negligence claim.
Date Published: 1st December 2014
Author: David Brown