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Road accidents are common but the risk of serious or life changing injuries are far greater if you are a cyclist. There are about 19,000 cyclist fatalities and injuries every year including 3000 killed or seriously injured.
Most cycle accidents are caused by motorists failing to see the cyclist especially at a roundabout or a T Junction. 75% of serious injuries are caused in urban areas by a junction and roundabouts are particularly dangerous.
Common causes of cycle accidents claims:
- Motorists pulling out of a side road – cycle accident compensaiton
- Motorists switching lanes without seeing cyclist.
- Opening car doors in the path of a cyclists.
- Merging in to a lane without seeing a cyclist.
- Motorists failing to stop at Junction.
- Mounting the kerb in the way of a cyclist.
- Children playing in the street on bikes.
- Other cyclists.
Children and young adults are commonly involved in cycle accidents as a result of doing stunts, going fast, losing control, inexperience or playing in the road. 34% of accidents are caused by not manoeuvring properly or being in a rush. More cycle accidents happen in the day time then the night.
Common Cycle Accidents
Please click on the following links that illustrate the most common examples of cycle accident compensation claims. Many claims are in major Cities such as London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds & Liverpool. But Cycle accidents London are particularly common due to major congestion on the roads.
The most common cycle accident is where the cyclist is hit by a car entering from a side road onto the main road.
2. Cycle Accident Car Pulls Into Near-Side Lane
Another typical cycle related accident involving a car is where the the cyclist is in the inside lane and a car is in the right hand lane, fails to see the cyclist and moves to the left following overtaking a vehicle on the inside lane causing the accident.
How Much For Compensation For Cycle injuries?
We are often asked the amount of how much compenstion of cycle injuries following a road traffic accident. Below we have listed the most common injury types. Please click on each link that will provide you with a list of compensation awards.
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