Bicycle accident are often caused because cyclists when riding out are often extremely vulnerable and the risk of getting injured are high.If unfortunately you are involved or had faced a road accident and you believe it wasn’t your fault, you have all the rights to claim for bicycle accident compensation.
If you face an accident what immediately you should do?
There are number of things that can increase your chances for filling a successful claim for compensation for bicycle accident injury, you also need to confirm that the injuries are not in worse conditions.
If you face an accident, first and foremost move out from the danger immediately. Take hold of yourself and call the ambulance or ask someone to call an ambulance if are injured badly. Meanwhile, ask people around you to help you witness the scenario if they are willing and ready to help you.
Recall the accident and record all necessary details related to the bicycle accident involving party’s name, plate details, address, and insurance details.
If you have a camera or phone click pictures of the scenario, your injuries your injured bicycle and the area surrounding you.
Keep a copy of all the records either police records or medical and ambulance reports. These reports will help you to file a strong case for your compensation for bicycle accident claim.
What you should not do if you face an accident?
There are few thing that you should not do, along with all the dos:
Do not panic handle the situation calmly.
Do not curse and get angry.
Do not admit any false liability.
Do not take your bike and ride away.
The following can be entitled to bicycle accident:
The injuries that you have encountered during bicycle accident either all physical injuries or broken bones as well as the injuries that are psychological such as depression or any other injury caused by the bicycle accident
If the repairing cost of the bicycle is less than what the bike was worth prior you can claim for the repair costs. In order to claim for compensation gather all the necessary paperwork and written estimate for bicycle accident claim.
Damage to the property:
If there has been any damage to your personal property you are entitled to claim for the damages. Whether it includes damage to your cycle helmet or any other item of clothing other some other attachments of your bike.
If your bicycle injury forcing you to stay away from the workplace, claim for the loss you faced.
If you are self-employed, your potential loss and profit can also be taken into consideration.
If your injuries kept you from getting back to work and you are unemployed and looking for work you can still claim for compensation for potential loss of earning.
Costs of travel:
As your bicycle was your only mean of transportation but due to bicycle accident injury you had to take public transportation you can make claim for compensation based on mileage traveled.
To get bicycle accident compensation, you need to have all the documentation and receipts for bicycle compensation. It isn’t easy to get compensation & bicycle accident claim, ask your solicitor to help you in filling and getting bicycle compensation
How National Accident Support Line (NASL) Can Help?
First and foremost, we can help you by giving you free advice about starting a claim for your accident —- by listening to your experience. Your call with us is completely free and confidential and you’re never under any obligation to start your claim when you contact us.
Government statistics show that cyclists accounted for 6% of all road accident fatalities and 15% of all serious injuries in the year 2016.
We know that even the smallest collision can cause injuries that can affect you drastically. We also know that, often, the cyclist is not to blame. Unlike Vehicle Accidents Where insurance takes care of the repairs and Hire Cyclist often get into a Scenario where they don’t know much about how to recover Physical damages and financial implications resulting due to the accident.
So, if you’ve had a cycle accident that wasn’t your fault or someone you know who has, you need the help and expertise you deserve.
If you do have a potential claim, and you’re happy to continue, National Accident Support Line then take the stress out finding and providing a specialist solicitor who has experience working with cases similar to yours.