We all know that cycling is a healthy way to get to and from your destination. Fresh air, exercise; cycling has long been a favourite sporting activity of British people. However, you are 17 times more likely to be killed on the road if you are on a bike compared to riding in a car. Cyclists are incredibly vulnerable to serious injuries, especially head and spinal trauma.
Most cycling accidents in major cities such as London involve Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV) or vans. Transport for London has announced it is investing in segregated “cycle superhighways,” better junctions and “quietway” back-street cycle routes to make it safer for cyclists to ride in the capital.
Despite a drive to increase public awareness, nine cyclists died on London’s roads in 2016.
If you are involved in a cycling accident that is not your fault, then in order to claim compensation for any personal injury you receive, make sure you take the following steps:
If you have been knocked off your bike due to the negligent actions of another person, you may be to claim compensation. You will need to prove:
An experienced personal injury solicitor can quickly assess your situation and let you know if you have a valid claim for compensation. Although money cannot wind back time and take away any disability you may have because of your accident, it can help fund rehabilitation and remove financial stress. This will allow you to concentrate on your recovery.
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