What are the Common Causes of Cycling Accidents?
Cycling accidents are more common than people think. Around 19,000 cyclists are injured in UK road traffic accidents every year. Injuries can occur from simply failing off your bike hitting a curb or be more serious and result in a road traffic accident.
Every time you get onto your bike you face the risk of an accident, whether you ride your bike on your daily commute, ride for fun and exercise or you are a serious cyclist. Despite many councils taking measures to design cyclist-friendly paths, cyclist often need to share the road with other vehicles. Road traffic accidents can be one of the main causes in a cycling accident, from giving a cyclist no room when passing, drivers driving in cycle lanes to drivers who are not paying attention.
The most common causes of cycling accidents are:
- Bad surfaced roads/ Potholes
- Reckless driver
- Animals in the road.
- Defective equipment.
- Vehicle doors opening in front of cyclist.
- Vehicles pulling out of a junction.
- Drivers failing to see cyclists.
- Sudden lane change with drivers failing to check their mirrors and blind spots.
- Larger vehicles such as lorries and HGVs failing to see cyclists.
- Hit by an uninsured driver.
Some areas in the UK are fortunate to have a network of cycling lanes available, whilst others leave the cyclist vulnerable to heavy traffic. With more and more cars on the road, we have noticed an increase in the number of cyclist accident claims. So if you have been injured while cycling, you may be entitled to make a cycling accident compensation claim.
Our team of experts are ready to assist you if you have been injured in a bike accident that was not your fault. Whether amateur or keen cyclist, for commuting or leisure, cyclists have real perils to face in pursuit of their passion.
How to make a Cycling Accident Injury Claim
If you would like to discuss a compensation claim for a cycling accident, you can contact our Expert Personal Injury Lawyers by phone on 01252 744600 or via our online enquiry form. We provide a free consultation to assess your case and one of our expert injury lawyers will guide you through the process and offer you advice on your chances of making a successful cycling injury compensation claim. For more information on the process of making a compensation claim, you can also read our FAQ claims guide here: How to Make a Claim
We are specialist accident and injury claim compensation solicitors based in Aldershot Hampshire and act for clients throughout England and Wales. We have a specialist team of cycling accident lawyers who have built their reputation on ensuring that personal injury claimants achieve access to justice — with total peace of mind.
Contact our Cycling Injury Compensation Team
If you have suffered a bicycle accident that was not your fault then we will give you our independent advice as to whether you may be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. Contact us now for FREE on 0800 731 7284. Bakers Solicitors is based in Aldershot, Hampshire.