As cycling on the road in the UK has become even more popular in the last few years due to our success in the Tour De France it has sadly meant that road accidents involving bicycles has become more common place. In 2013 , according to the Royal Society of the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) 109 adults and children were killed with a further 3143 seriously injured as a result of being involved in a road accident. In total over 19,000 people were injured or involved in an accident involving a bicycle in 2013. This is a shocking statistic and highlights the potential problems we face on our roads.
Types of bicycle accidents
Their are many scenarios by which an accident involving a bicycle can occur, here are the most common:
- Being hit by a car, lorry or motorcycle
- Drivers not seeing the bicycle when crossing a junction or roundabout
- Driving dangerously or exceeding the speed limit
- Drivers not giving bicycle riders enough room when passing or over taking
- Driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs
The impact of these road traffic accidents can be life changing and even result in a fatality. We believe at Sincere Law that no one should be left out of pocket or be seriously injured as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault. So if this has happened to you or a loved one then please get in touch and speak to one of our advisers, no obligation.
What are the impacts of these injuries
Any injury caused by a bicycle accident can cause distress and potentially life changing injuries which can affect you or your loved one. Recovery from an injury can depend on the injury that was sustained and the individual. In most cases bicycle injuries can be superficial but some accidents can cause long term health problems or even death. Suffering an accident can also affect a person’s well being including depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
How can it affect your every day life
The after effects of suffering a serious injury can affect many areas of your life, including your job and your every day routine at home. When you are injured carrying on with work is sometimes difficult or impossible, which could mean loss of earning or being made redundant. This obliviously has an effect on your family relationships which can cause unnecessary arguments and tension between family members. We know that suffering an injury can not just put pressure on you physically but also financially and psychologically. The every day tasks you would have done like taking your children to school or meeting up with your friends for a game of football may also have to be put on hold. Which is why here at Sincere Law we think that you should be able to get back to your daily routine as soon as possible and get the justice you deserve. As you or a loved one should not have to go through this when it was no fault of your own.
How we can support your recovery
Here at Sincere Law we pride ourselves by going the extra mile for all our customers to get you the best treatment possible and help you recover. We can do this by referring you or a loved one to the best specialist treatment available. Whether that be the best physiotherapists , doctors or surgeons in the country that we believe will give you the best chance possible to regaining full health and getting back to your normal self. In some cases though some injuries can be so serious that no amount of treatment can be used to help and long term health issues occur such as a permanent disability. In these cases we can create the best treatment and care plan to suit the needs of the individual and there family, for life. So be rest assured that even when a case has come to its natural end we will always be here to help you and give you support or guidance day or night.
How to make a claim
If you or a loved one has been affected by a bicycle road accident why not get in touch with one of our serious injury specialists today. It is free to call us on 0800 092 2896 or, alternatively, you can request a call back by filling in the form on the top right hand side of this page. All initial advice is without obligation and all of our solicitors work on a no win no fee basis, providing that all information is honest. We will then put you in contact with one of our specialist advisers to answer any questions you may have.
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As cycling on the road in the UK has become even more popular in the last few years due to our success in the Tour De France it has sadly meant that road accidents involving bicycles has become...