Now that we’re well and truly in the warmer months of the year, more and more of us are digging out our bicycles and motorbikes now the winter months have passed so we can enjoy the freedom of riding in the great outdoors once more!
With the seasonal increase in bikers on the roads, together with the general increase in recent years in people taking to bikes as an often more healthier and cheaper mode of transport, we see claims on the rise.
Bikers are sadly more statistically at risk of being in a collision on a road thanks to drivers failing to spot them. Of course, bikers can often be to blame as well, but a lot of is down to them being difficult to spot. Injuries are often more serious given the lack of protection a bike can offer when compared to a car.
With the increase in accidents comes the increase in claims; as a cyclist in a non-fault accident, you have every right to make a claim for personal injury compensation from the insurers of the driver at fault. The claim pretty much works in the same was as any other collision – if the circumstances show that the driver was to blame, you ought to make a claim.
Common Bike collision accident claims include:
- Drivers emerging from side roads and hitting bikers on the junction entrance
- Drivers turning in to new roads and hitting bikers on the junction entrance
- Dangerous overtaking decisions leading to collisions
It’s important to instruct a specialist personal injury law firm like us to make a claim because the injures being serious will mean you need to get a good lawyer to guarantee you the best possible payout. We also can assist in funding private treatment that can be included in the claim as well.
Avoid claims management companies or agents and go to a law firm direct to ensure you do not suffer a significant percentage deduction due to the new laws from April 2013.
In a recent press story from the BBC, police have made a plea over safety concerns after 12 cyclists have been injured in separate incidents in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The report cites the summer surge of cyclists as the catalyst for the accidents – many of the incidents have led to severe injuries, with one being tragically fatal.
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