Cycling AccidentsDuring lockdown and Covid-19, the roads had been quieter and many more people had taken to cycling for transport or leisure – however, despite the fewer cars, there were still a high number of road accidents during 2020. According to the Department of Transport’s report on Road Traffic Estimates for Great Britain for 2020, there was a 21.3% decrease in vehicles being driven on the road in 2020 compared to 2019 whereas the number of cyclists increased by 45.7% in 2020 compared to 2019. Unfortunately, the drop in vehicles on the road did not lead to a drop in road traffic accidents – reported accidents between July 2018 and June 2019 included 3,760 fatalities and serious injuries, and 13,615 accidents causing minor injuries. During July 2019 and June 2020, there were 3,720 fatalities and serious injuries, and 12,080 accidents causing minor injuries.
Cycling ClaimsIf you have been injured in a cycling accident, your priority is likely to be to recover and to get back on your bike as soon as you possibly can – and we are here to assist you with this as our priority too. As part of working with you during the cycling claims process, we will:
- Help you secure the right amount of compensation
- Arrange rehabilitation treatment such as physiotherapy or counselling as soon as possible, as the sooner you start the greater your chances of recovery are
- Ask for an interim payment from the insurers to fix or replace your bicycle