Bristol was recently named the UK’s first Cycling City, in recognition of its status as one of the most bike-friendly cities in Europe. Bristol has cycling lanes on most of its main roads, ample bike storage throughout the city and free to us bike pumps at various locations. This cycle friendliness has resulted in more people than ever before taking up cycling as their preferred way of commuting to work and travelling throughout the city.
However, as more and more people have taken up cycling, there has unfortunately also been an increase in the number of people who have been involved in a bike accident in Bristol
Many cyclists who are involved in accidents are lucky to escape with minor cuts and bruises, but some cyclists suffer much more serious injuries, including:
- Head injuries
- Back and spinal cord injuries
- Paralysis, including paraplegia and quadriplegia
- Facial injuries
- Leg, knee and ankle injuries
- Arm, shoulder and hand injuries
The luckiest will be able to recover from their injuries quickly, but in more serious cases the person who was injured may have to be absent from work for an extended period and may have to deal with ongoing issues connected to the accident, such as pain and mobility difficulties. If the accident involved an injury to the head, there may be ongoing vision, concentration or dizziness issues.
In the very worst cycling accidents, there can be crush injuries which lead to amputations or lifelong disabilities.
Claiming Compensation for a Cycling Accident
The team at Personal Injury Claims Bristol firmly believe that anyone who has been injured in an accident that was not their fault deserves to be compensated for the loss, pain and suffering that they have suffered as a result of the accident. We fight hard to claim maximum compensation for the people of Bristol nearby areas, such as Clifton Suspension Bridge, Wraxall, Tyntesfield, Gloucester Road, Stokes Croft, Harbourside, Southville, Bath and Bedminster.
We understand that many people find making a personal injury claim intimidating. Many people are concerned that they will have to go to court, pay out a lot of money and deal with a lot of legal jargon they do not understand.
However, in the vast majority of cases, the claim is settled outside of court. Our no win, no fee funding arrangement means that you do not have to worry about the costs of making a claim. If your claim is not successful, you will not have to pay any legal fees. Our team communicate with you in a straightforward and jargon-free manner.
The first step is to fill in our online enquiry form or call our team. We will ask you some details about your accident, such as when it occurred and what kind of injuries you sustained, and we will quickly establish whether you are able to make a claim.
If you decide you want to pursue your claim, we will tell you what steps have to be taken next.
Cycling Accident Claim Bristol
Contact our friendly team today to find out how much compensation you could be entitled to.
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