Have you been involved in a cycling accident? You may be able to personal injury compensation claim following any bicycle accident.
Different types of cycling accident include:
- Pushbike Accident
- Bicycle Accident
- Tandem Accident
- Mountain Bike Accident
- Tricycle Accident
- Unicycle Accident
Cycling Accidents – No Insurance?
As many cyclists may not have bicycle insurance, they may feel reluctant to pursue a compensation claim following a bicycle accident. However, even if you do not have bicycle insurance, you may still be able to claim compensation for a cycling accident if another person or organisation can be held accountable.
What to do if you’ve had a cycling accident
If you’ve been involved in a cycling accident, you should gather as much information as possible. Due to the initial shock of the bicycle accident, you may not be able to gather all the information you need at the time. Returning to the scene of the cycling accident at a later date can therefore be a great help in obtaining any missing information.
You will need to gather as much information about the cycling accident as possible.
Types of Cycling Accident
Bicycle accidents may caused by either the cyclist being hit by another vehicle on the road or as a result of a defect in the road or pavement surface.
Bicycle Collision – If the negligence of other road users is partly responsible for your cycling accident, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
Damaged Road – If you think you may have been injured in a cycling accident caused by a defect in the road, such as a pothole or loose flagstone, you may have the right to claim against the local authority or the landowner responsible for the upkeep of the area.
If you can prove the cycling accident was caused by driver negligence or poorly maintained roads, you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim.
Preventing Future Cycling Accidents
For advice and support on Cycling Accidents:
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Cycling Accidents – Latest News
This is Scunthorpe (12th November 2012) – A 94 year old man was injured in a collision with a red Seat Ibiza in Crowle High Street when he was riding his electrically-assisted bike.
The Telegraph (8th November 2012) – British Cycling Head Coach Shane Sutton was riding a bike when he collided with a blue Peugeot 206
This is Gloucestershire (7th November 2012) – Following the death of a 56 year old Cheltenham cyclist in Montpellier, new figures have revealed an alarming number of accidents in the county. Cyclists and their supporters are calling for action to save lives.
Birmingham Mail (17th September 2012) – Figures collected by Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital showed falls from bikes had increased from an average of 20 per month last year to 30 this year.
The Telegraph (15th September 2012) – Cyclists may be set to get their own traffic lights. Transport for London is set to test the technology which, if successful, could be introduced elsewhere in the country as the Government looks to bring down the number of cyclists being killed and injured.
The Oxford Times (14th September 2012) – Some 58 cyclists were killed or seriously injured in Oxfordshire in 2011 compared to just 27 in 2001.
Mail Online (9th September 2012) – A devoted father-of-three and beloved husband tragically fell to his death during a cycling race.
Mail Online (25th May 2012) – Boris Johnson has been bombarded by road safety campaigners after claiming two-thirds of cyclists killed or seriously injured in London caused the crashes by breaking the laws of the road. Mr Johnson told First Time Cyclists were to blame for 62 per cent of serious accidents involving bikes; claiming too many riders ignored traffic laws.