With more people riding bicycles due to the money, health, and environmental benefits that cycling affords, the number of accidents involving pedal-powered road users is also going up. Whilst the number of fatalities amongst cyclists has remained at a constant level over the past few years, the number of serious cyclist injuries has been growing. Although injuries resulting from accidents with pedestrians, cars, and even potholes can be fairly minor, collisions involving HGVs are often fatal. However, it is also true to say that any cycling accident can potentially cause very serious injuries, irrespective of the circumstances of the incident.
According to statistics from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, 21,287 cyclists were injured in reported road accidents in 2014, including 3,514 serious injuries and fatalities. Commonly, bicycle accidents that are not the fault of the cyclist, tend to be caused by motorists failing to see cyclists at road junctions, failing to take into account the presence of cyclists on the motor vehicles nearside (particularly when turning left), failing to leave enough room when overtaking cyclists or emerging into, or turning across the path of, cyclists.
Cycling Accident Claims
If you are a cyclist who has been involved in an accident that you believe was not your fault, whether it was as a result of a collision with another road user or caused by cycling over a pothole or other defect in the road, you may be able to claim compensation for any injury sustained, as well as any loss of earnings, medical treatment, travel expenses, or other costs that you incur as a result of the accident.
Claiming compensation through Mayiclaim
Mayiclaim is passionate about providing innocent accident victims with the compensation they deserve. We choose the solicitors that we recommend each client to, from a panel of specialists, based on the specific circumstances of each accident, which means that your chances of success are significantly increased. Whichever solicitors we recommend, they will be able offer to our clients the facility of a no-win-no-fee agreement, so you won’t have to pay anything should your claim not succeed.
So, if you are a cyclist who has been injured in a road traffic accident, get in touch with us today to receive a no obligation consultation with a highly trained and friendly advisor, who will talk to you about the circumstances of your accident and the injuries and other potential losses that you have sustained, as a result of the accident. If, after discussing the accident circumstances with you, we believe that you have reasonable prospects of pursuing a successful claim, we will recommend you to one of our expert no win no fee solicitors, who will, with your agreement, get your claim for compensation underway.
Get in touch with Mayiclaim
To contact Mayiclaim, please fill out our Quick Claim Form and one of our fully trained friendly advisors will get back to you. They will be able to offer you helpful advice and a free consultation about your circumstances.