Types of Cycling Accident Claims
Cycling is an emerging phenomenon in Ireland. With more cyclists on the road, it is vitally important for drivers to be wary of the risks to cyclists. Accidents can happen as a result of car or truck drivers failing to check blind sports and use their mirrors properly. They also occur commonly due to the failure of drivers to leave adequate space when passing a cyclist on the road.
Accident’s also occur as a result of potholes in the road, which may seem innocuous to ordinary drivers but can pose a serious risk of injury to cyclists. The fact that cyclists are quite exposed should an accident take place means that the potential for serious injury is heightened.
What to do if you are Involved in an Accident
If you are involved in an accident with a vehicle you should first check is anyone hurt and seek medical help if necessary. You should then report the incident to the police, take details from the third party including name and car registration. If there are any witnesses to the accident you should also take their details and if possible you should take pictures of the location of the accident.
If you have been involved in an accident as a result of a defect in the road you should take pictures of the defect and measurements if possible. You should check for any witnesses and get their information.
How we can Help
If you have been involved in a cycling accident that wasn’t your fault you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Our experienced solicitors can help you claim for personal injury, bike damage, property damage (mobile phone for example), loss of earnings, medical expenses and other expenses you may have incurred.