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Here at Cycle Accident, we’ve seen a wide variety of bike injuries, from minor to major. We understand the severity of cycle accidents, and what they can do to you. The initial shock itself after the accident is a lot to deal with, let alone when you’ve also got injuries too.

What are common bike injuries?

Some of the most common bike injures which people sustain after a cycle accident are:

  • Head Injuries
  • Soft tissues injuries
  • Leg injuries
  • Back and spinal injuries
  • Broken or fractured collarbone
  • Facial or dental injuries
  • Sprains and fractures
  • Whiplash

What to do if you sustain a bike injury

Depending on the severity of your injuries, you or someone at the scene will want to call the emergency services for an ambulance. This means that you can get the appropriate care and help you need.

If your injuries are minor, the first thing you’ll need to do is make sure you get yourself checked over by a healthcare professional. If you do have any worries, then it’s best to get yourself to the hospital. If your injuries are serious, make sure to call 999 for an ambulance.

  • Collect as much evidence as you can

It’s important to have as much evidence as possible if you’d like to make a claim, You’ll need evidence such as eyewitness accounts, pictures of the scene and equipment, and dashcam footage.

By gathering all of this evidence, it allows us to build a strong case when you put forward your claim.

  • Report the accident

When there’s been an accident and someone is injured, it’s your responsibility to report this to the police as soon as possible (within 24 hours). You’ll need to call 999 and ask for an ambulance if the injury is serious.

If injuries are minor, you can report it to the police through 101. Don’t forget to see a healthcare professional as well as they can make sure you’re okay and also give you a medical report. This medical report will come in handy if you would like to make a cycle accident claim.

If you’re unsure about whether you need an ambulance or not, you can also contact the NHS through 111 (non-urgent), who can give you advice and help further.

Getting back on your bike

Your bike may have sustained some serious damage, but the most important thing after a bike accident is that you are okay. After all, bikes can be replaced, you can’t!

For many people, riding their bike is their freedom. So, we can understand if you feel immense frustration after a bike accident, that this has been taken away from you. Even if you feel mentally ready to get back on your bike, make sure you have fully recovered before doing so.

How to regain your confidence

After a cycle accident, you may find that you’re quite nervous to get back on your bike. We understand that it may take you a while to regain your confidence, but we have some tips to help you conquer your cycling fears.

Need to regain your strength? If you’ve lost muscle throughout your recovery period, you may want to start by cycling inside at the gym. This allows you to rebuild the muscles used when cycling, so that you’re back at a similar fitness level to before. Some bike injuries can take a while to recover from, so patience is key.

If the bike accident wasn’t your fault

In life these things do happen, and it’s upsetting, frustrating, and just not fair. However, if it wasn’t your fault then you could be eligible for compensation.

The main types of cycle accidents we see if when there’s another vehicle involved, and when roads or cycle lanes are in poor condition. This commonly includes when there are potholes, as they can often be hidden by debris.

Making a claim with Cycle Accident

After your accident, once you feel ready, you may want to go forward with a claim if your cycle accident wasn’t your fault.

Some cyclists think that just because they are riding a bike, they have less rights that motorists, but this isn’t the case. Cycle accidents can be detrimental to both your physical and mental health and are no less important than motor accidents.

If you would like to make a claim, we’re here for you with over 26 years of experience. Our expert team will be there every step of the way, to make sure you don’t get a penny less than you deserve.

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What our clients say about
Cycle Accident Claims Management…

After a nasty cycle accident we placed our trust to CACM. Jan Canter and his very efficient team talked us through the procedure. The complete journey from post-accident to settlement was very smooth, painless and we are very happy with the result CACM supplied us with. A job well done by a very professional company.

Jill M. - Gloucester

I was involved in a cycling accident and CACM have acted efficiently and courteously throughout my case. They are busy but despite this they were very good at returning my calls. I was also very satisfied with the outcome of my claim. I would recommend them highly.

Thorstein V. - Manchester

Friendly, explanatory and supportive service from beginning to end. CACM supported me through a bicycle injury involving a car. Fantastic experience throughout an uncertain time. Cannot recommend highly enough. Thank you!

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