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 compensation
- 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 rather than night.
5 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 in London are particular common due to major congestion on the roads.
How Much For Compensation For Cycle injuries?
We are often asked the amount of how much compensation 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.