Cycle injury claims are more common than you might think. Increased congestion is one of the reasons that so many people now turn to their bicycles as an affordable and convenient means of getting around; it’s also a great way to get and stay fit. However, it is this that typically leads to many of the cycle injury claims that occur. Cyclists are susceptible to injury when involved in accidents because they do not enjoy the same level of protection as drivers and passengers.
No matter how cautious a cyclist you are and no matter how courteous you are to other road users, a cycling accident can still happen to you. Fortunately, where negligence or fault can be proven, it is usually possible to successfully submit a cycle injury claim and receive compensation for your accident. Even if the cause of your accident is an uneven road surface or a pothole you may still have the right to claim compensation. Stockslegal can assist in every aspect of your claim to ensure that you receive the compensation you are owed.
Accidents Caused By Uneven Road Surfaces
If you are involved in an accident that was caused by a pothole then you should attempt to gather details of any witnesses that might be present. Your primary concern should, of course, be to gain medical advice and assistance but, if you are not in any danger, and you have a camera phone with you then take photos of the pothole along with pictures of your injuries and damage to your bike and other personal belongings.
Accidents Caused By Other Vehicles
If you are in an accident that was caused by another vehicle then, first of all, make sure that you are out of harm’s way. Ensure that the incident is reported to the police straight away and then consider gathering evidence and information to support your future cycling injury claim.
- Don’t say that it was your fault, unless it actually was.
- Get the name and contact details of the driver. If this isn’t possible then take down details of their car including registration number, make and model.
- If there are any witnesses, ask them politely for their contact details such as name, phone number, and physical address.
- Take photos of any visible injuries as well as damage to your bike.
- Get a written assessment of damage to your belongings.
- If you have to pay for replacements, repairs, or any other expenses associated with the accident then collect and keep receipts.
Your Compensation Claim
As with almost any compensation claim, the total amount that you are owed will depend on the circumstances, the extent and type of injury, and whether you needed to pay for any repairs or replacements to the bike or other personal belongings.
Stockslegal Cycle Injury Claims
It is essential that you get the best possible treatment because physical injuries caused in bike accidents can have long-term, knock on effects. By claiming compensation you will be able to concentrate on your recovery rather than having to worry about or attempt to rush back to work. Contact Stockslegal today on 0800 988 9055 to discuss your cycling accident with a professional and experienced personal injury solicitor.
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