No win no fee* Castle Donington and riding your cycle
The UK has wonderful roads for cycling and it is no surprise that cycling has become the third most popular pastime. As well as being fun and keeping the cyclist fit, it is a cheap way of commuting, once you have bought the bike and kitted yourself out.
The only problem is that accidents for cyclists often result in serious injuries, because of their lack of protection. They are very vulnerable on our roads and if they are injured in an accident that was not their fault, might need the services of no win no fee* Castle Donnington lawyers to claim the compensation they are entitled to.
Why you might need to use the services of no win no fee* Castle Donington lawyers
Most cycle accidents are solo events where no one else is involved, but that does not necessarily mean the accident was the fault of the rider. It could be because of a pothole that should have been repaired, or a defect on the cycle. Cycle accidents can happen in various other ways as well. It could be that you have a collision with a motor vehicle, another cyclist, or a pedestrian.
The precautions cyclist can take
There are precautions you can take to lower the risk of an accident happening to you, such as:
- Ensure your cycle is in good working order, particularly brakes and lights
- Have a good knowledge of the highway code
- Wear the necessary protective clothing and helmet, wear something bright
- Don’t ride next to other cyclists
- Leave at least a doors width when passing parked cars
- Keep alert, try to avoid potholes and bad road surfaces
- Always be aware that the car driver might not have seen you and be ready to take evasive action
Making a compensation claim after an accident that was not your fault
If after being as careful as you can, you are still involved in an accident that was not your fault and you sustain injuries that need medical attention, you should be contacting no win no fee* Castle Donington lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline to make a personal injury claim.
The compensation claims system is very complicated and time consuming. You need professional help to be certain of getting the amount of compensation you are entitled to and to ensure as little anxiety as possible is caused through having to deal with your claim. The accident itself will have been more than traumatic enough, without you having to worry about these things as well.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline on our free phone number 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993, to speak to a friendly advisor, someone that will understand your problems and assist you every way they can. The helpline is open 24 hours a day, for you to call whenever you want.
At Accident Advice Helpline we have years of experience in dealing with personal injury compensation claims of all types, cycle injury compensation claims is just one area we offer expertise in.
Date Published: 16th February 2014
Author: David Brown