On Britain's busy roads, cyclists are very vulnerable. Not only can drivers often fail to leave them sufficient room to pass or pay enough attention to those around them, potholes can also pose an ever-increasing risk of injury. So if you have been injured while out cycling, you may well be entitled to claim compensation for any injuries that you have suffered. To find out whether you have a legitimate claim for personal injury talk to Avisons Solicitors on 0113 8315566 or fill in our online enquiry form and we will be able to go through everything with you.
What are the most common causes of cycling accidents?
There are many causes of cycling accidents which we deal with at Avisons Solicitors on a regular basis. The most common we deal with include -
- Road traffic collisions
- Defective equipment
- Potholes and road defects
- Collisions with open car doors
Injuries whilst cycling
Independent figures indicate that approximately 18,500 cyclists are injured in road traffic accidents every year. While the majority of these are never reported, some accidents can lead to serious injuries and even fatalities.
If you have been injured in a cycling accident as a result of someone else's negligence no matter how minor then you may have the right to claim compensation. Even if no one else was involved and you have been injured by a dangerous pothole or other road defect; if the local council or highways agency has been negligent then here at Avisons Solicitors we could get you the compensation that you deserve.