Cyclist left with serious injuries following road accident
According to a recent court report, a 39-year-old cyclist was left with serious injuries after a road accident, being knocked over by a car at a junction in Preston. The driver of the vehicle claimed that he had accidentally ran a red light following being dazzled by the sun. The unlucky victim, who was thrown off his bike and into the road, suffered from a fractured skull, several broken ribs and injuries to his left shoulder and lower body.
While cycling is a undoubtedly a great form of exercise, road traffic accidents involving cyclists are not uncommon, with over 5,000 cyclists being killed or seriously injured each year. Despite the availability of cycling protection, the number of deaths and serious injuries to cyclists is increasing year on year, proving that cyclists are amongst the UK’s most vulnerable road users.
The most common injuries sustained in cycling accidents are soft tissue injuries, which typically involve swelling and bruising of the skin and damage to the muscles and ligaments. Recovery times for a soft tissue cyclist injury can vary considerably, depending on the nature and severity of the injury.
Broken bones may also be sustained in cycling accidents. Broken wrists are a common occurrence, particularly when cyclists reach out to try to break their fall. Serious breaks are often associated with lengthy recovery times and a high risk of prolonged and severe side effects.
In addition to physical harm, emotional issues can also result from cycling accidents. Any cyclist involved in a collision is likely to feel anxious with regards to getting back in the saddle. For most people, anxiety will reduce over time. For others, anxiety will remain a major issue for a long time to come. Sometimes, existing psychological problems, such as stress or depression, can be worsened by accidents on the roads.
Claiming for the physical and psychological damage caused by a road accident can be a stressful experience, particularly for those facing a long and challenging recovery from their injuries. While no amount of accident compensation can heal wounds or brush away bad memories, victims may find themselves better able to recover in the knowledge that justice has been done.
When deciding to start an accident claim following an accident, it is essential to choose a personal injury solicitor who will handle the case in a professional, compassionate manner, whilst providing expert advice that will ensure a favourable outcome. While most people are particularly vulnerable when following an accident and are unlikely to be in the right frame of mind to pursue their claim single-handedly, help is at hand. PHC Law can take on the responsibility of fighting for the maximum available compensation payout.
When someone has suffered serious injuries or died as a result of a motorist’s negligence, it is important to ensure that other people do not suffer from the same fate. PHC Law understands that many people would like to see justice done but lack the finances to pursue a personal injury claim. For this reason, PHC Law is willing to handle road accident cases on a no-win, no-fee basis, enabling victims to recover the injury compensation they are entitled to, without worrying about the legal costs.