It is a fact that more and more cyclists are taking to the road. Cycling is a fun way of beating the queues and getting some exercise, and of course it is much better for the environment than jumping behind the wheel.
However, there is a drawback – cyclists are far more vulnerable than the average road user. Bicycles offer almost no protection to their riders so a relatively minor accident can have very serious consequences. Moreover, cycling incidents are often not the fault of the riders because many motorists fail to give adequate room on the road, or else they block cycle lanes when parking or fail to check their mirrors when turning left.
Perhaps this goes some way to explaining why more than 16,000 cycling injuries are reported in the UK every year, according to the government bike accident statistics. These bike injuries may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Joint or soft tissue injuries
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Bone fractures
At Antony Hodari, we know that a cycling injury can have serious repercussions for the victim. You may find you cannot work because of your bike injury, or you may be left with a costly physio or counselling bill afterwards. Even a seemingly innocuous bike accident can end up leaving you out of pocket or facing up to chronic health problems.
That is why you should contact a specialist law firm like Antony Hodari. Based in central Manchester, we have a proven track record of helping people in your situation get the compensation they deserve. All it takes is one phone call and you will be put through to an expert, who can lend a sympathetic ear to your case and give an honest appraisal of whether it is worthwhile submitting a personal injury claim.
Sadly, cycling accidents are all too commonplace on today’s roads. If you’ve been involved in an incident that was not your fault, remember you may be entitled to compensation to help get your life back on track. Get in touch today with the cycling injury lawyers at Antony Hodari and find out what we can do for you.