Cyclist Accident Solicitors

Posted by downessolicitors on April 26th, 2021

Whether it is a long weekend ride for pleasure or for commuting to and from work, cycling is a more and more popular way of getting about. Figures from the Bike accident injury claims show that 11% of adults take to the road on their bikes at least once a week.

If you like to get around on two wheels, you will know that along with all the benefits - environmentally friendly, money-saving, and good exercise − come to the challenges of sharing the road with motorists. Cyclists are classed as “vulnerable road users” because they have a higher risk of casualty than those traveling in vehicles. Being more exposed on the roads, means cyclists are more likely to experience serious and life-threatening injuries when involved in accidents. In 2018 there were 17,527 total cyclist casualties on Road traffic accident solicitors − 4,132 of which were killed or seriously injured.

Even the most experienced cyclists can be injured in bike accidents, t. Dangerous or negligent driving by other road users; poor condition of road surfaces; missing road signs or faulty light systems are just some of the factors that can lead to an accident, no matter how careful you are on the roads.

Who is eligible to make a bike accident claim?

For us to make a successful bike accident claim on your behalf, they need to be able to clearly show that someone else was at fault. This could be anything from another motorist driving dangerously to defective cycling equipment. If your injury was caused by any of the following, then talk to us about helping you claim cycle accident compensation:

  • Bike accident due to poor road conditions: you may be able to claim compensation if your accident was caused by unsafe conditions such as potholes, uneven surfaces, faulty light systems, or missing road signs. In these circumstances, cycling injury claims are made against the local council, or Highways England, Transport Scotland, Transport, or the Welsh government, depending on where your accident happened.
  • Bike accident caused by another road user: you may be able to make a bike accident claim if you were involved in a collision with another road user. For example, if you were knocked off your bike by a car,compensation can be claimed from the other driver's insurer.
  • Bike accident due to equipment failure: you may be able to claim compensation if you were injured due to defective equipment. For instance, a faulty helmet or bicycle could cause an avoidable serious injury.

These are just some of the most common causes of bike accidents, but if your experience is not listed above, do not worry. They may still be able to help. Just get in touch on and they will be happy to advise you.

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