Cyclists are particularly vulnerable to injuries on Britain’s roads. Data from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) indicates that over 18,000 cyclists are injured in road traffic accidents every year, with many more going unreported. If you have been struck on a bicycle in Scotland, you have the right to file a claim to recover compensation for your medical costs, replacement of your bike, and anything else you have lost as a result of the accident.
What to Do Immediately After a Bicycle Accident
The first thing you should do after a bike accident is to seek medical attention right after leaving the scene. Always call 999 after a collision with a vehicle, even if you are not sure of the extent of your injuries. If it is safe to do so, take pictures or video of the accident scene, get the name of the at-fault driver, and record the contact information of any witnesses who saw the accident happen.
Once you have been examined by a medical professional, it is vital that you contact an injury attorney immediately to protect your recovery. The attorneys at Conway Accident Law Practice work exclusively for injury claimants, and we have years of experience that can help determine:
- What caused your accident. While the majority of bicycle injuries are due to road traffic collisions, many are the result of stray animals, defective equipment, road defects, and other preventable causes.
- Who can be held liable. There may be more than one person whose negligence led to the accident, including a drink driver, an auto parts manufacturer, or the local council or highways agency. We can perform a thorough investigation to identify all potential defendants in your injury claim.
- What you may be owed. It could take years before the full extent of your injuries is known, over which time you could lose thousands in lost income and out-of-pocket expenses. We can accurately value your claim to get you all that you are owed.
Our injury attorneys assist bicycle accident victims on a no-win, no-fee basis, paying court fees out of our own pockets until we secure compensation. If your case isn't successful, you don't need to pay anything. Call us today or fill out our enquiry form to set up your no-obligation chat with a member of our legal team.