Cycling Accident Claim
Many of us enjoy cycling, whether for pleasure or because we enjoy the freedom it offers. Compared to the cost of running a car a bicycle is a very economical alternative, and much better for the environment too. But sadly every year thousands of people are injured whilst riding their bicycles, often through no fault of their own.
Riding a bike shouldn’t be dangerous, but occasionally through the thoughtlessness or ignorance of others it can be, and the range of potential dangers is wide. If you have been injured whilst riding your bicycle and you do not believe that you were to blame then talk us in confidence today and we’ll help determine if you have a claim. If we believe your case does stand a good chance then we’ll be happy to help you claim for the compensation you deserve on a no win no fee basis. That means that you won’t have anything to pay us, ever, and if your case is successful then we won’t take one penny of your compensation from you, but instead claim our costs from the other side.
Types Of Cycling Accident Claims
Whilst councils tend to focus on potholes in the middle of the road, aware of the fact that they can easily cause damage to cars, they can often be rather lax when it comes to potholes nearer to the edge. In fact in some cases the side of the road is a real obstacle course, full of uneven grate covers, pot holes, littler and broken glass. Trying to avoid all of this, whilst also dealing with traffic going past quite close by can be a nightmare. Striking a pothole can easily cause you to fall off, resulting in injuries to you and damage to the bike. Don’t pay the cost of the council’s laziness and ignorance – talk to us and we’ll make sure you receive compensation for your injuries and for the repairs needed to the bike.
Another common cause of cycling injuries is when cycling past a line of parked cars, one person suddenly flings the car door open without looking, leaving you with nowhere to go. If you are unable to stop in time then you could easily be seriously injured, and your bike very damaged. Every day people fling open their car door without looking to see if cyclists are coming. They may well look for cars and lorries, but not look carefully enough to see a cyclist.
Of course one of the biggest dangers facing cyclists is the traffic itself, with many motorists cutting up cyclists driving far too close or seeming to ignore them altogether. If the driver causes an accident which results in injuries to the cyclist or damage to the bicycle then compensation will certainly be needed. Replacing a bicycle can be an expensive process, and if it is your method of getting to and from work then there could be very serious implications, or additional costs.
Cycling accident claims help cyclists to get back in the saddle, without being out of pocket. Talk to us today on the Freephone number above and find out if you have a cycling accident claim for compensation.