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Bicycle Accident Claims

Although there are various modes of transport, Bicycle is relatively inexpensive compared to many other travel options, and the bicycle keeps you fit and it is good for the environment as you travel around. Using bicycles for necessity is common in the UK; people often want to instill the habit of cycling in children.

But it is also true that cycling on the same roads on which motor vehicles are driven can be dangerous. Accident of cyclists due to wreckless behavior towards cyclists, or lack of visibility and breakability is always happens. Reports show that in UK 17,550 cyclists were injured, with 4,106 being seriously injured whilst 99 were sadly killed by the accidents during the year in 2018.

According to the Department for Transport report number of killed or seriously injured whilst riding a bicycle on the road is rising. The report shows that most of the danger facing cyclists affects other road users, as the causes of such incidents, and the findings firmly established.

One of the most common reasons for accidents are the drivers ‘failure to look properly’, which was in almost 60% of serious collisions. Most bicycle accidents take place because of another vehicle or at road junction.

The higher the speed limit, the greater the chances of an accident. Riding on rural roads is also a big risk for cyclists being killed.

In most cases, the clash involved an HGV turning left while the cyclist was traveling straight ahead. One of the common key factors in crashes involving HGVs included the ‘vehicle blind spot’ and ‘driving too close to the cyclist’, according to the police. In 18% of deadly accidents, HGVs pose a particular risk for cyclists.

Rules can be improved to reduce accidents but changing the behavior of carelessness of other drivers is not possible. One of the factors is also that vehicles are increasing on the road of UK, previous year there was an increase of 1.2 percent and in 2018 there were 38.2 million licensed vehicles on British roads.

Injuries

As other road users are at a higher speed, this makes riding a bicycle even more risky. According to the UK bicycle accident report, 40% of cyclists suffer injuries to their arms, and 25% to their legs. Fortunately, only 5% of cyclists suffer injuries to their chest and abdomen. According to hospital data of the UK, 40% of cyclists and 45% of child cyclists suffer serious head injuries, these data were published by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.

Compensation for bicycle accident

Once an accident has happened, no one can reverse what has happened or how it happened. However, compensation for that injury can help you stand back on your feet and also support the expenses of ongoing care. After all, such injuries can be transformative.

Bicycle accident claim

If unfortunately you have been injured in a bicycle accident and there was no mistake of yours, you may well be entilted to claim compensation for your injuries following your bicycle accident. Accidents like this can cause long-term pain, distress, and expense; both direct and indirect even the ‘minor’ accident.

If you have been left to get on with recovering entirely under your own steam and this accident was not your fault but the carelessness of another party –It’s totally unfair, and you must claim compensation because a compensation claim can reduce this unfairness and financial burden. As men use bicycles more, so reports show that men are more effect a bicycle accidents, around 80% of victims are male.

How to start a claim?

Don’t misunderstand, it is not about cashing in on your accident through making a compensation claim, or punishing the other party. It is actually for your own help and support, it’s about goodness and ensuring that you don’t have to suffer into the future due to an accident that you had been involved in. For a strong claim, you must prove the bicycle accident in question wasn’t your fault and happened because of someone else carelessness.

Firstly, if you won't make a claim, you should get in touch with a legal adviser, for that you can contactr us for free no obligation advice on . Our legal advisers will let you know whether are elidgible to make a claim or not. They will ask you about details of your accident and give you an honest and clear advice without being forced into making a compensation claim. After that if you want to proceed forward, they will suggest you an experienced bicycle injury lawyer. Tthey will only work on a no win no fee basis. You don’t have to pay any legal fees upfront, even if you do not win your case, this is called No win no fee. You can completely rely on your solicitor to get your claim to be successful.

How much Compensation?

The amount of compensation you receive will be based on several factors. The primary factor is that you have an accident and you are suffering both physically and mentally because of that accident. Another factor will be based on the type of accident and severity of your injuries and how much it cost you.

For a strong claim, you must gather pieces of evidence, like all records of the accident, traffic cameras, and medical reports and receipts. You can claim for expenses during the accident, it can include the costs of repairing or replacing your bike travel costs, medical bills, or any other expanse. Your solicitor will asssit you in obtaining the evidence required for your claim.