Cycling is increasingly popular in Scotland as an excellent means of travel, an enjoyable pastime and as a healthy way to relax. However, cyclists are vulnerable to injury when compared with car drivers and other road users and are susceptible to road traffic accidents by virtue of their exposed position on the road and the lack of protective features inherent on a bicycle.
Have you been involved in a cycling accident in the last three years? Miller Samuel Hill Brown can help. Contact our specialist personal injury team today to talk through your circumstances.
Sometimes no amount of safety precautions can account for a reckless driver, poor road surface conditions or faulty equipment. When cyclists are involved in accidents, injuries can range from cuts and bruises to broken bones, to serious head and spinal damage.
Not only are cyclists more vulnerable to injury when compared with car drivers and other road users, their injuries are more likely to be serious. As such, the levels of compensation may be greater for cyclists involved in serious or life-changing road traffic accidents.
Failure of motorists to detect and recognise cyclists in traffic is the principal cause of cycling accidents. Drivers instinctively look for other car drivers and pedestrians, and may fail to take account of the possibility that a cyclist may be on the road. The driver of the other vehicle involved in a collision with the cyclist often fails to see the cyclist before the collision, or may simply see the cyclist too late to avoid the collision. A large proportion of such accidents involving cyclists frequently take place near junctions and roundabouts:
Due to the smaller size and less stable nature of the bike, roads that have not been gritted, faults in the road surface, uneven heights between lanes and other irregularities or unexpected objects in the road pose a serious safety threat to cyclists.
If you have been involved in a cycling road traffic accident in the last three years that was not your fault you may be able to make a claim against the individual, company or local authority responsible for the accident or the area of road on which the accident occurred.
If your claim is successful your compensation award may take into account your pain and suffering, past and future loss of earnings and medical care costs. Depending on your situation, you may also be due compensation for any adjustments made to your home as a result of your injury and childcare costs.
We understand that dealing with the physical and emotional aftermath of an accident can be difficult, that is why it is beneficial to rely on legal professionals to get you the compensation you deserve. With this part of the process in capable hands, you and your family can concentrate on your recovery.
Cycling accident injury compensation claims can be complex, requiring specialised legal expertise. Our solicitors have represented cyclists involved in different types of accidents while riding for sport or as a hobby, mountain biking, cyclists riding professionally and cyclists commuting to work.
Our experts offer a personalised approach – we will meet with you to discuss your case and guide you through each step of your claim. You will be appointed a dedicated personal injury solicitor and claim handler who will be your point of contact throughout.
Our comprehensive fee structure means that there will be no hidden charges or expenses. Your recovery is our priority and making a claim can be a straightforward process with the guidance and expertise offered by our solicitors. If you have been involved in a cycling accident in the last three years, contact our expert personal injury solicitors today on 0141 221 1919 or fill out our online enquiry form.
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