CYCLE ACCIDENT SOLICITORS COMPENSATION CLAIMS - NO WIN NO FEE
Our cycle accident solicitors represent injured victims in accident compensation claims throughout the UK on a no win no fee basis. We offer legal advice at no cost and with no further obligation if you decide not to proceed with a claim. If you contact us via the helpline or by the contact form or by emailing our solicitors offices we will consider your claim in detail, advise you if it is good enough to proceed and give you an estimate of the compensation you may expect to receive, there and then. We leave no stone unturned in our quest for justice, we will not use legal jargon and we expect to win. We make a living out of winning cases because by using the no win no fee scheme it means that we only get paid if you get paid. We don't make a habit (or a living) out of losing money. Our cycle accident solicitors are very experienced and we are members of both the Law Society Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme and The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). Do ourself justice and give us a call.
Cycle Accident Facts & Figures
Every year over a hundred cyclists are killed and over 2,000 cycle riders suffer serious injury of which a large percentage sustain a head injury. In addition there are almost 20,000 less serious injuries every year which results in cycle accident solicitors dealing with thousands of personal injury claims throughout the UK. Per kilometre travelled, pedal cyclists are 14 times more likely to be killed or seriously injured than car drivers. Recreational cycling is becoming more popular and cyclists have the right to use roads. Drivers need to realise that cyclists are vulnerable especially when it's raining, windy or when the visibility is poor. Whilst drivers must shoulder the main burden of responsibility for accidents there are many circumstances where cyclists also play their part including :-
- riding without lights
- riding two abreast on narrow roads
- ignoring traffic lights or dodging round the lights by riding on the pavement
- wearing dark clothing reducing visibility
- failing to indicate their intentions properly
If you own a bike you should not only insure against theft but probably more importantly you should obtain cover against third party risks just in case you are involved in a accident with someone whilst riding. An innocent pedestrians serious injury could end up costing you thousands of pounds and if you’re not insured it could be a debt to be paid personally by yourself. Thousands of bikes are stolen each year. Don't assume that it's covered by your household insurance policy, it may be covered if it's stolen from your house or garage but you need to check the exact wording. Is it covered if stolen whilst you're out on a ride? Possibly not. Also, if it's an expensive bike your insurance company may require an additional premium to cover it under your household policy.
National Cycling Network
It is hoped that by reducing the distances leisure riders travel on the roads, that injury claim numbers will also be reduced and to that end Britain's National Cycling Network was opened in 2010. Initially it was 5000 miles in length and eventually it will extend to over 10,000 miles and pass within two miles of half the population. It will run through the countryside but will also pass through towns where cyclists will be routed away from traffic where possible. The project has been coordinated by 'Sustrans' and is supported by the Government and Local Authorities who have both put funding into it.