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The vast majority of cycling accidents which occur on the roads, happen when the cyclist is struck by a motor vehicle.

Collisions usually occur because the driver fails to see the cyclist when they are pulling out in to a road or turning. However, motorists have a duty of care towards other road users including cyclists and as a consequence driving too close to a cyclist or changing lanes quickly causing them to swerve or lose balance could also be regarded as negligent.

Should you suffer injury in a cycling accident which was not your fault, it should be possible to pursue a personal injury compensation claim.

Lights and high visibility clothing will help drivers to spot a cyclist and failure to use these may be regarded as a contributory factor in a cycling accident involving another vehicle. In addition whilst cycle helmets are not mandatory they should be worn on all occasions. Failure to wear a cycle helmet could also be regarded as contributory negligence should you sustain a head injury. This in turn could lead to a very significant reduction in the level of compensation you could expect to receive.

Cyclist Car Accident Claims

At Quay Solicitors our personal injury specialists have a wealth of experience in obtaining compensation arising from car accidents and can provide full and impartial advice regarding any all aspects of your claim. In addition we are able to offer practical support to minimise any inconvenience you may suffer.

All personal injury claims are pursued on a No Win No Fee basis so you can rest assured that there is no financial risk.