In fact, in 2010 bicycle accident fatalities increased by 7% as more people took to cycling for transportation.
Some of the reasons that bicycle injuries happen are because bicycles are less visible to cars and lorries. Also drivers don’t always check properly for cyclists causing bicycle accidents to happen.
Another reason riders could need to make a bicycle injury claim is because of dangerous road surfaces such as large potholes, ice and raised road surfaces.
Cyclists tend to be resilient and often suffer minor injuries that are not reported, but when more serious accidents happen it could be necessary to seek legal advice from a bicycle injury claim specialist.
At Hattons Solicitors we work with our clients who want to make a bicycle injury claim so that the cyclist gets the compensation they deserve. A bicycle injury claim can help to raise awareness with drivers highlighting the care and attention they need to take. It also can help to make sure that road repairs are carried out quickly by the Highways Authority.
In order to make a bicycle injury claim you must be able to show that the other party was negligent and that the injury or damage happened because of negligence. At Hattons Solicitors we can answer any questions you have about how to make a claim and the process involved.
We have a specialist team that understands the law about wearing cycling helmets, reflective clothing, as well as fitting lights and reflectors to your bicycle.
We can advise you on the best options and answer any concerns or questions that you have before processing any claim.
We work closely with our clients to keep them informed about their claim and our clients can also access our online file view system to find out where their case is up to at their own convenience.
If you need legal advice on making a bicycle injury claim call our friendly legal team on 0800 298 9690 or alternatively fill in the Claim Now Form to the right of this screen and we will call you back.