Bicycle Accidents Queensland
If you have suffered an injury due to a cycling accident then you may be eligible for compensation.
If you have been injured in a cycling accident then LHD Lawyers can help.
Cyclists are one of the most vulnerable on Australian roads with many cyclists at greater risk of sustaining serious injuries if in an accident. Cycling accidents can be life changing with the chance that you may never be able to work, support your family or look after yourself.
While many cyclists do the right thing while riding on the road, it can be hard to avoid accidents caused by other cyclists or drivers. If you have sustained any injury while riding your bike then you may be entitled to compensation. Seeking compensation can help to take away the financial pressure associated with mild injuries right through to permanent life changing injuries.
Why Cyclists Are At Risk On Roads
Cyclists are at risk while riding on the road for a number of reasons. These can include;
- Riding into an open or opening door (also known as dooring)
- Colliding with or swerving to avoid a parked or moving vehicle
- Colliding with another cyclist
- Falling off your bike due to a pothole or a section of damaged/unmaintained road
- Swerving to void a negligent driver or cyclist causing you to fall
It is interesting to note that 22% of on-road accidents occur while cyclists are riding in a marked bicycle lane. This means cyclists are vulnerable no matter where they ride on the roads and caution should always be taken when out riding. Ensure that you always wear a helmet and protective clothing at all times.
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