Have you been in a road traffic accident as a cyclist?

Do you cycle to work, school or college? Maybe you cycle for pleasure or even sport? If you do then you will be more than aware of the dangers and lack of co-operation that sometimes ensues between drivers and cyclists on our roads everyday. Unfortunately accidents do happen and it is always best to be prepared.  According to The Road Safety Authority (RSA) for the period between 1997 and 2010 well over 600 cyclists have been killed or seriously injured in a road traffic accident in Ireland.

If you have been in a cycling accident, what you need to know:

Cycling accidents occur in a number of ways and you could find yourself in the wrong place at the wrong time. Maybe a motorist is failing to adhere to the rules of the road, having difficulty assessing your cycling speed or pulling out of a side road and just not paying attention. The roads we use are fraught with challenges and the consequences of these accidents can be dire and very serious indeed.

Also, while traveling on a bicycle your risk increases so it is very important to be conscious of your road usage. Responsible cycling is equally as important as responsible driving. If you are in a road traffic accident and if all or part of the blame can be attributed to someone else then you may be entitled to pursue a personal injury claim. Usually this claim will involve cover for injuries sustained or indeed any damage to property, like the bicycle in question. It may also cover issues which develop afterward as a result of the accident.

It is important to take in and memorise as much as you can at the scene of an accident:

  • Car Registration Number;
  • The events that led to the incident;
  • Relevant Insurance Details;
  • Contact with witnesses;
  • Use of mobile phone to record as much as possible.

As cycling accident claims specialists, Synnott Lawline has been helping our clients claim for road accidents (including cycling accident claims) for many years. If you have been in a cycling accident you may be entitled to make an injury claim. Synnott Lawline would be delighted to sit down with you and explain all of your options as well as the likely outcome. Please call us today on Locall 1850 20 40 60 or contact us via email and find out more.

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