One of Britains favourite pastimes at the moment is cycling, in fact it is the third most popular pastime that we take part in, probably because it is cheap, good fun and great exercise. However, the down side to cycling is that if you are injured in a cycling accident, your injuries are more likely to be serious, probably more than a whiplash injury in Attleborough.
A cycling accident and a whiplash injury in Attleborough
You may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim, using the solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline, if you have been out riding your bike one day and you become a blameless victim of a whiplash injury in Attleborough, or any other type of injury for that matter.
As a cyclist, you are very vulnerable to accidents and serious injuries because you have very little protection if something does happen to you. Most cycling accidents are solo events, where no other vehicle is involved. Cycle riders are very susceptible to road conditions, such as bad surfaces and potholes and are often thrown from their bikes because of these.
Sometimes that is not too bad and they might sustain a whiplash injury in Attleborough, but what if they are thrown into the path of traffic, or over a cliff – they would be lucky to survive.
Cyclists might not be able to stop accidents that were not their fault, but they can try to reduce the risk of this happening, and reduce the seriousness of their injuries if it does. They should:Open Claim Calculator
- Keep their cycle well maintained, particularly the lights and brakes
- Have a good knowledge of the Highway Code
- Wear protective clothing on vulnerable parts of the body
- Wear a well fitting good quality helmet
- Wear something bright to be more visible
- Ride in single file
- Leave plenty of room when passing parked vehicles
The injuries suffered by cyclists can be serious
Just some of the injuries suffered by cyclists are:
- Soft tissue injuries
- Back and spinal injuries
- Head and brain injuries
- Facial injuries
- Internal injuries
- Road rash
- Anxiety and stress
Cyclists are a bit of a special case on our roads – they do not have to take a test and they do not have to have insurance before taking to the roads. This usually means they have less representation than other road users, but we are here to make sure they do not lose out on compensation because of this.
Call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 and speak to one of our advisors, they will start your claim as soon as you feel you are ready to do so. Or complete the 30-second test on our website to see if you have a valid claim, and to get an estimate of how much you might receive.
And do not be put off by the cost. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we will not ask you for any money to start your claim as we operate on a no-win, no-fee* basis and that takes care of the finances.