A successful cycling accident claim can help you to overcome an injury or accident that you suffered while on your bike. If you have had an accident that wasn’t your fault then you may have a case to claim compensation for loss of earnings, damage to your bike, and for any injuries or ailments that you may have suffered as a result of the accident. There are certain steps that you should take during the course of your cycling accident claim to help ensure a more positive outcome.
Your first concern following any accident should be to ensure that you are safe and healthy. Primarily, this means moving out of the way of oncoming traffic and not going back to retrieve your bike. Wait for an ambulance or other emergency services once they are called because even if you feel well you may have suffered an injury that can be exacerbated through moving.
Always make sure that you are checked out thoroughly. Bicycle accidents can lead to costly medical attention and to even more costly time off work. By ensuring you receive the appropriate treatment and at the right time it is possible to also ensure that you have a greater chance of making a full recovery as quickly as possible. Make appointments and get referrals to any specialists required.
If you’re able, then try to get details of witnesses of the accident and if you have a mobile phone with camera then take photos of the scene. This can prove especially useful if your accident was caused by a pothole or by a dangerously uneven road surface. You may have a case to file a cycling accident claim against the local council or highways authority and you will need to provide supporting evidence to back up your claim.
Enrol the services of a qualified and experienced personal injury lawyer or claim firm that specialises in the cycling accident claim procedure. Specialist lawyers will know what information will serve you best and the ideal route to take when you proceed with court action. They may also be able to help you arrange to have your bike fixed and have specialist treatment.
Contact Cyclaim.co.uk for more details on how to proceed with a cycling accident claim. We can help you win the compensation you deserve for an accident that wasn’t your fault.