Staggering figures from a BBC news report reveal that the number of cyclist accidents in London over the last 5 years is at an alarming high of 23,000. We represent cycle accident claim victims all the time so we know that they’re common and we know of the devastating affect that these accidents can have on the victims. But this figure of 23,000 is a shocking amount.
The figures from the report also confirm that there were 80 deaths in the same period, and there has already been four deaths in this year alone. This stands for just the London area – to quote Transport For London in the article that “any accident is one too many” just goes to show the gravity of these statistics.
As expert injury lawyers we help a lot of cycle accident victims who are having to use their right to make a personal injury compensation claim for their suffering and loss. We have represented people who have been lucky enough to escape with some minor cuts and bruises, and we have also represented victims who have suffered serious brain injuries caused by cycle accidents.
The extent of the suffering and loss is often far greater when the victim is on a bike. To state the obvious they simply do not have the protection that a car offers; but it’s important to know your rights as a cycle accident victim. Whether a driver has pulled out of a side road, or perhaps pulled out from a parking position in to your path, or turned across your path form the opposite direction in an attempt to reach a new road, you have the right to claim.
You are entitled to claim compensation for the suffering alone as well as any losses and expenses caused to you. Lost earnings from time off work is a common one, as is property damage expenses for your beloved bike and gear as well. You should be at no loss when suffering as a cycle accident victim, so contact our expert team who can talk you through the process and sort your claim out immediately.
Our free claims helpline number: 0800 634 7575.
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