Tel: 020 8520 1021. Email: david.dolties@cch-solicitors.com

Tel: 020 8520 1021.
Email: david.dolties@cch-solicitors.com

Cycle Accident Claims

No one likes to think about being in an accident, but it's important to be prepared in case it happens. If you're a cyclist, knowing what to do if you're involved in a collision can help make sure you get the compensation you're entitled to. Here's what you need to know about cycle accident claims and how CCH Solicitors can assist you.

The dangers of cycling on the road

Cycling on the road can be a dangerous activity, especially with so many potential hazards around. Lorries pose a particular hazard; cyclists may not be visible to them in their blind spot, for example. Potholes on the roads can also quickly lead to a fall from a bicycle, and other cyclists — as well as drivers of cars and motorcycles — often don't follow appropriate safety protocols such as indicating when changing lanes or giving cyclists plenty of room. It is essential that every cyclist is aware of these dangers and takes precautions while they're out on the roads. Otherwise they could find themselves in an extremely dangerous situation.

How to stay safe while cycling

Cycling is an enjoyable, healthy activity that can be done almost anywhere. To ensure your safety while cycling, however, awareness and careful observations are essential. Unfortunately, accidents happen all too often on the road. You must constantly be aware of other vehicles and obstacles in the surrounding areas to ensure your safety as a cyclist. Wearing safety equipment such as helmets, reflectors and proper clothing is also highly recommended so drivers can observe you more easily on the road. Lastly, it is best to avoid using headphones or any music players when cycling for maximum awareness during your ride. Keep these few tips in mind to stay safe while cycling!

What to do if you are involved in a cycling accident

If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in a cycling accident, it is important to remain calm, assess your health and the situation, and quickly establish whether there were any other vehicles or people involved. If so, make sure to take note of their details; this includes vehicle make, model, registration number and contact information of the driver if possible. Call emergency services and follow the advice provided by them. In addition, take photos of your bike once it has been moved off the road and anything that may be relevant at the scene to serve as evidence should you need it in the future. Most importantly, seek medical attention and legal advice from professionals who specialise in such matters.

The importance of wearing a helmet while cycling

Wearing a helmet while cycling is an essential safety measure that no cyclist should take for granted. Without helmet protection, a serious head injury can occur in the event of a crash and can result in lifelong medical needs. As such, it is the responsibility of cyclists to ensure they are always wearing an appropriately fitted, certified helmet approved by the consumer product safety commission. In addition to bearing the full monetary cost of treatment and care due to serious head injury, cyclists must also bear the emotional costs associated with serious head trauma; helmet protection is therefore not only financially wise but has potential life-changing implications.

How to get compensated for a cycle accident claim

Faced with a cycling accident and looking to get compensated for your claim? CCH Solicitors are the specialists you need. With their expertise in serious cycling accident claims, CCH can help you through the stressful process from start to finish. The first step is to collect as much evidence as possible - photos of the incident, details of any witnesses that may have seen it, or notes and records on the injury sustained. CCH will work with you and provide guidance on what is necessary to draw up a satisfactory case. Get CCH Solicitors on board today and take the right steps towards compensation for your cycle accident claim.

 

In conclusion, cycling is a great way to get around and stay healthy; however, it can also be very dangerous. As such, it is important to be aware of the hazards on the road, be mindful of traffic laws, wear a helmet and observe safety measures when out on your bike.  Everyone has the right to receive compensation for their injuries caused by the negligence of another person. You should never hesitate to contact a lawyer for advice if you have been involved in a cycling accident as they can help ensure that your rights are protected and that you get compensated to cover any medical bills or other expenses associated with the incident. Remember: The risks posed by cycling may seem daunting but with proper understanding and preparation, you can feel confident about exploring your city safely by bike.

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