‘No win, no fee’ lawyers in Coventry deal with more road traffic accident cases than any other type of claim. Many of the cases that Accident Advice Helpline handle from the Coventry area involve a collision between a bicycle and another road user. Sadly, bicycle accidents feature so heavily in the case load of ‘no win, no fee’ lawyers in Coventry because they have very little in the way of physical protection should a collision occur. If a car hits a bike it is the person on the bike who is most likely to be hurt!
If you have just suffered this sort of accident then you may be able to find some ‘no win, no fee’ lawyers in Coventry by calling Accident Advice Helpline. They will help you to claim compensation (money) for your injuries from the person who was to blame for the accident. You even have up to three years to make a claim so you do not have to call straight away.
There are several precautions that cyclists can take to prevent becoming involved in a road traffic accident at all and they may be able to avoid having to search for ‘no win, no fee’ lawyers in Coventry. These precautions can also reduce the severity of injuries suffered should an accident occur.
‘No win, no fee’ lawyers in Coventry– top 5 safety tips
- Make sure that drivers know that you are there – if they know you are there they are more likely to avoid you. Start off by cycling away from the gutter, hang back behind heavy goods vehicles so that the driver can clearly see you in their mirror. It is even better if you can make eye contact with drivers.
- Remember that you are a road traffic vehicle as well! This means that rules and regulations applying to cars and lorries apply to you as well. You should not cycle on the pavements – these are for pedestrians. You must stop at red lights and you should never cycle the wrong way up a one way street.
- Cyclists can help themselves by wearing bright cloths – reflective and bright clothing will make you stand out. High visibility jackets are now worn by many cyclists but do not mean that you do not have to use cycle lights. These are essential at night and even in the early evening in the winter.
- Do not use a mobile phone whilst you are cycling – this rule does not just apply to car drivers. If you are holding a phone you have one less hand to use to control the bicycle and this can be very dangerous.
- The majority of cyclists now choose to wear a cycle helmet. They have been shown to prevent some serious head injuries in some types of collisions.
Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 20th September 2014
Author: Sharon Parry