Cycling Accident Claims in Shetland

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Compensation claims for cyclists in Shetland

Using a bike is not just a hobby. For many people, it is their sole method of transport and a way of life. Unfortunately, cyclists are some of the most vulnerable road users.

The consequences of a motor vehicle colliding with a cyclist, even when protective clothing is worn, often results in serious injury. Physical injuries and mental distress can take months or even years to resolve. If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident while riding a bike, it is important to seek expert legal advice from experts in this area.

We have assisted many cyclists who were injured due to:

  • drivers going too fast
  • drink drivers and drivers under the influence of drugs
  • drivers who ignored traffic lights
  • hit and run and untraced drivers
  • drivers failing to give cyclists or motorcyclists enough space
  • potholes
  • other cyclists
  • tram lines

We will ensure that you recover compensation not only for injury but for damage to your bike and specialist clothing, including your helmet & gloves.

If you are injured and more than one vehicle was involved in the incident it may not be immediately obvious who was at fault. You should take the details of all of the cars involved.

To find out if you have a claim, call us free on 0800 904 7777 or fill out our simple online form below. 

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Safety tips for cyclists & motorcyclists

  • Be Prepared – Check your bicycle or motorcycle before you leave on a journey to ensure everything is working as it should.
  • Be Alert – Particularly at junctions and roundabouts you need to be alert and anticipate what other motorists are likely to do.  
  • Be Seen – Wear clothing that allows you to be easily seen and use appropriate lights.
  • Protect – Wear an approved safety helmet that fits your head properly and the correct protective clothing.
  • Weather Watch - Rain, ice, snow and fog are all known to contribute towards accidents.
  • Speed – Ride your bicycle or motorcycle at a sensible speed.  This will allow you to slow down and stop if you spot a hazard in the road.
  • Overtaking - Overtaking is a major cause of motorcycle accidents.  Make sure you can see the road ahead of you clearly before you start an overtaking manoeuvre.  Follow the Highway Code on safe places to overtaking.