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Cyclists and Fatal Accidents – Near Misses

Cyclists are prone to serious life-chanigng injuries or fatalities on the road due to their vulnerability.

Cyclists are reported to be a risk to being knocked off their bike almost every 2 weeks which can be the fault of the cyclists not being aware of their surroundings or motorists not seeing or expecting a cyclist close by.

There are also other matters of concern to avoid such devastating consequences on the UK roads and streets.  What are they?  It is the ‘near misses.’  Those thankful days where a car, van or lorry just misses the cyclist and thus avoiding a fatal accident claim and serious injury.

25 Near Misses A Year

It is reported that almost every 2 weeks a cyclist is almost knocked off their bikes.  A staggering statistic. It appears there is confusion over the right of way at junctions in particular which gives rise to most risk to potential cycling fatal accident claims.

On average a cyclist will experience 25 near misses at junctions every year in the UK. The Highway Code is being criticised by cycling organisation to be updated to reflect the dangers and a petition has been set up.

British Cycling Federation have said that there are 14 conflicting rules to consider for cyclists and motorist alike when it comest to rights of way at road junctions.

Dangerous Common Risk

British Cycling have said that the most common dangerous manoeuvre was passing too close to the cyclist by a motorist.  It was recorded over 130 times a year and where a vehicle pulling out in front of a bike 70 times.

Contact the Cycling Accident Solicitors

If you have been involved in an accident causing injury or are a family member or friend who has lost a loved one please contact us for legal advice and support.  No matter how small the question on blame, liability, compensation or simply what to do we can point you in the right direction or help you submit a claim.

Fatal Cycle Accident Claims

Cycle accident deaths and serious injuries are unfortunately common on UK roads.  By cycle accidents this includes motorbike riders as when as pedal cyclists.

The number of motor vehicles and lorries on our roads compared to cyclist means that that cycle rider our outnumbered and bullied off our roads.  The UK Government has not spent enough on trying to keep our cyclists safe. The cycle lanes are few and far between, incomplete and ineffective to combat the number of fatal bike accidents and serious injuries on our roads.

Fatal Bike Accident Compensation Advice

Cycle Accident Claims – Case In Point

Just look at this article from the Star illustrating the five most dangerous roads in Sheffield.  The news feature it claims there are more than 800 bike riders injured on the road in Sheffield alone, that is just under 140 per year or 11 pm.

Cyclist Fatal Accident Claims & Serious Injury

Due to the vulnerable nature of cyclists on our roads it is no surprise that when a collision occurs the injuries are serious and tragically prove to be fatal.  We are here to help our fatal bike accident solicitors will help with the investigation into the fatal cycle accident claim and support the family throughout the legal process.

If the cycle accident compensation claim is non-fatal are specialist solicitor will be here to help you take action against the Defendant and claim the maximum compensation for the serious injury claim including compensation for the injuries, any loss of earnings, medical expenses and all other losses directly as a result of the unfortunate accident.  For non-fatal cycle accident claims we have a specialist dedicated website for support and advice.