The number of cyclists in the UK has climbed dramatically in the last year, which has resulted in an increase in the number of road traffic accidents.
Cycling on busy highways and roads in the UK can frequently result in risky scenarios involving other road users, which can result in serious injury. These injuries can sometimes be avoided with the use of safety and protective equipment, but not always.
As a result, knowing what to do if you are unable to avoid an accident due to no fault of your own is critical.
If you plan to file a claim after a bicycle accident, keep the following information in mind:
- Obtain full details of the other driver.
- Take pictures and videos of the damage to your cycle, other vehicle involved, injuries, and damaged property, i.e., clothes, mobile phones etc.
- Note the vehicle registration of the other driver.
- Note the location of the accident.
- Details of witnesses.
- Contact the Police at the scene, wait for them to arrive, and obtain details, i.e., officer names, badge numbers, police reference number, and name of police station.
- Contact the ambulance services.
Following the accident, you should carefully store your damage cycle or other equipment and get a quote for repairs, as you may be able to add the cost as part of your special damages claim.
It’s also crucial to keep track of any losses or expenses incurred because of your injury, such as lost wages, prescription receipts, taxi fares, and details of care and assistance offered by family and friends.
The foregoing is not a comprehensive list of what you should do in the event of an accident; rather, it is a beginning point to help you if you are unfortunate enough to be involved in one.
If you’ve been in a bicycle accident and need more information, please contact us on 02078704870, or email us on email@example.com today and one of our knowledgeable team members would be happy to help.