People riding bicycles are a particularly vulnerable group of road users and, sadly, it is all too common for a cyclist to be injured after being hit by a car, van, bus or lorry. But unlike the driver of the car, a cyclist does not have an insurance company to call to deal with some of the damaged items. A cyclist needs an expert team to fight for all compensation due to them not just for injuries but for other losses suffered in an accident.
Inevitably, a large number of cycling accidents occur in cities and our team has regularly acted for cyclists who had accidents in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness. But we have seen an increase in the number of accidents which occur in the satellite towns or suburban areas where there can still often be a significant traffic flow.
Our team of experts acts frequently for cyclists who have been injured. Accidents can happen anywhere on the road but are particularly common at roundabouts and junctions or when a vehicle driver has simply failed to see the cyclist during an ordinary manoeuvre. Even cyclists wearing helmets and other protective equipment are still vulnerable to injury.
There are two main categories of accident.
1. Collision with a vehicle. If involved in this type of accident, you should:
2. An accident caused by the road surface. In this scenario, you should:
Next: Consult a solicitor with a track record in dealing with cycling accidents. Let your solicitor know the above information and:
In many ways this will depend on how the accident injuries have affected you. We will take the time to understand fully what the accident has meant for you. The most common categories in cycling accidents include:
If you are interested in making a compensation claim for a cycling accident, please get in touch with us today for a confidential discussion.
See also: our advice for cyclists
With you every step of the way.