Cycling is a fantastic sport which is growing in popularity in the UK. Cycle lanes and high visibility clothing help to reduce the risk of accident, but the fact remains that cyclists are more likely to be killed or seriously injured in a road accident than any other type of road user.
According to Dept. for Transport, in 2016 18,477 cyclists were injured in reported road accidents, of which 3,499 were killed or seriously injured.
Some typical areas of risk on the road are:
- Being "car doored"
- Motorist emerging into path of cyclist
- Motorist turning across path of cyclist
- Cyclist riding into the path of a motor vehicle, often riding off a pavement
- Cyclist turning right from a major road and from a minor road
- Child cyclist playing or riding too fast
- Potholes or other defects in the road
Cyclists commonly suffer the following types of injury:
- Collar bone - fracture or dislocation
- Head injury - concussion or skull fracture
- Broken ribs
- Cuts and grazing
- Arm and leg injuries
Whatever the scenario or the injury, call us for a free no obligation chat and we can advise you on whether you have a claim.