23/07/2019 0 Comments
Road Traffic Accident Claims Involving Motorcyclists and Bicycles
Recently our sister site completed a blog where they discussed the various different types of road traffic accidents that happen on Dublin roads.
Portions of the article were concerned with how cyclists are often injured due to the negligence of other road users or due to faulty, broken or improperly serviced equipment.
Today we’d like to expand on some of the points raised in the article.
Road traffic Accident Claims involving BicyclesIt’s no exaggeration to state that cycling in the past decade has completely transformed Dublin roads. Where once a city centre cyclist was a relatively rare sight, now bicycles are increasingly becoming the preferred commuting choice. Unfortunately, this transformation from a four-wheel monopoly to a car/bicycle split has not been seamless.
Accident rates involving cyclists have risen along with the number of cyclists on Dublin roads. As such, as specialist road traffic accident claims solicitors we are seeing a huge range of different circumstances where a cyclist has been injured.
Road traffic accident claims involving other road usersUnsurprisingly, the major reason for cyclists being injured on Dublin roads involves the cyclist being knocked from their bike by cars, vans, trucks and buses.
The injuries incurred due to these bumps run the gamut from minor – as in a few cuts and bruises – all the way to absolutely devastating – as in chronic pain or life-long injuries that affect a person's quality of life.
Injuries due to faulty equipmentInjuries can also happen due to faulty bicycle equipment. Bicycle part failure can be due to the components on the bicycle being faulty or due to a negligent bicycle repair or service.
In cases like the above, our team can access who is liable for the injury. It may be sellers and suppliers of the bicycle equipment or the component manufacturer.
The above is only a short introduction on the various ways in which a cyclist may suffer a road traffic accident. When seeking to make a road traffic accident claim, we urge you to get in contact with our specialist bike accident Dublin solicitors.
For more information on this topic please visit our bicycle claims page.