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If you’re a car driver who has been involved in a road traffic accident, it’s relatively straightforward to make a personal injury claim. Your insurance will cover the damage to your car and if you have fully comprehensive insurance, it will protect you against claims for damages to the other person’s vehicle.
But what if you don’t have any insurance? In fact, what if you don’t even have a car?
Cyclists are one of the most vulnerable groups on the road. Every year hundreds of cyclists are killed or seriously injured on the UK’s roads. ROSPA (the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) calculated that in 2010, 111 cyclists were killed and over 2,500 seriously injured. 80% of those accidents happen in broad daylight and sadly it seems that whilst cycling is booming in popularity, the increase in the number of cyclists on the road invariably means an increase in the number of road accidents.
At Risk of Serious Injury
The chances of cyclists sustaining serious injuries such as a head injury or damage to the spine is high, even with the development of modern cycling helmets. A cyclist injured in a road traffic accident is more likely to sustain life-changing injuries that will impact on their ability to earn a living, or may require substantial amounts of money for specialist treatment or equipment. The result is that the option to make a personal injury claim if the accident is another person’s fault is just as important for a cyclist as it is for a car driver.
Talking to the experts
Bicycle accident claims require expert understanding of the unique challenges and circumstances that cyclists can find themselves in, and to ensure that any compensation claim is successful it is recommended that your first port of call (once medical treatment has been sought) should be a specialist solicitor. Expert personal injury lawyers are experienced in dealing with a wide range of road accident compensation claims, including serious injury claims for cyclists.
Two-wheeled road users have as many rights as four-wheeled drivers, so ensure that you get the compensation you deserve by talking to an experienced personal injury solicitor.
The Solicitor you choose Will make a Difference
If you have suffered an injury in a bike accident, we can help you to obtain the best medical, financial and legal support. Call us today on 0800 316 4434 or text INJURY to 78866.
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