It is no secret that many cyclists are involved in accidents every day across the UK. Despite most of us wearing the correct protection and clothing, statistics continue to rise and on many occasions a vehicle will be involved.
Statistically teenage and adult cyclists are most at risk from vehicles and in urban areas the risks are obviously at their highest.
Cyclists here are most likely to be hit by either a car or a taxi, and 1/4 of all fatal cycling accidents occur when a cyclists is hit by the front of a car from behind.
Accidents involving other vehicles such as HGV lorries are less likely but still happen. For example in London, almost 20% of all recorded accidents involving a vehicle are with a HGV lorry.
The good news is that if you have been involved in an accident with a vehicle at any time in the last 3 years and it wasn’t your fault, there is a good chance that you could be entitled to compensation.
Here at Cycle Assist, we we aim to help those that have had accidents with vehicles to claim compensation for injuries and costs that may have been sustained.
To help you understand if your case qualifies, below are some of the most common cycling injuries that have resulted in successful compensation claims:
A car hits you from behind (or whilst overtaking).
HGV fails to see you.
A car pulls out from a side road.
A car turns right, across your path.
A car overtakes you and then turns left..
Both a cyclist and motorist carrying straight on at a junction.
A motorist moving into a cyclist’s path.
If you would like to know if your accident qualifies, then call us today for a free case assessment. Contact us on 01625 506 672.
Alternatively you can start an online assessment by clicking the button below:
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