The roads can be a volatile place for anyone, let alone those lacking the protection of metal armour.
On merely a metal frame, cyclists are some of the most vulnerable road users. This is reflected in the statistics, with over 1000 cyclists suffering high-threat-to-life injuries and, on average, almost 40 being fatally wounded per year (CARRS-Q, 2016).
The good news is that, despite being a cyclist, you still have the same rights to some compensable schemes in the event that you are injured on our roads as any other road user.
If you've been injured in an accident that's involved a motor vehicle, you can contact us for a free case review.
Just as motorists owe other motorists a duty of care, pedestrians owe other road users a duty of care as well.
Between sidewalks, dedicated shared pathways, zebra crossings, and intersections, there is ample opportunity for pedestrian-cyclist collisions to take place.
If you've been in an accident that involved a pedestrian, you can contact us for a free claim review.
Hit a pothole? Slipped on unsafe ground? Unlit pathway caused a problem? Bollards?
You could be eligible to make a public liability claim.
Just as the council owes a duty of care to motorists, they also owe a duty of care to cyclists, pedestrians, and all other road-users.
It's not uncommon for cyclists to find themselves in an accident, whether with someone else or by themselves, due to a public obstruction such as an unlabelled bollard or a grate missing its cover.
If you've been injured in an accident you believe was caused by the negligence of the council, you can contact us for a free claim check.
The most common type of accident we witness is an all-cyclist collision.
With speed and agility, it can sometimes be hard for cyclists to spot each other, and in some instances paths accidentally overlap.
Regardless of the cause, these accidents can be pretty scary, generally with neither party foreseeing the collision.
In what can be quite a startling and unsettling time, it brings solace to those affected to know that there are options to be compensated.
If you've been injured in an accident involving another cyclist, you can contact us for a free claim review.
A collision without injury but perhaps with a broken bike is called a 'property damage claim', and is handled differently to other compensable matters.
Cycle Law offers assistance in the form of evidence building, letters of demand, and the QCAT process to ensure your property gets repaired or replaced.
If you've been in an accident without having suffered an injury, and you want your property fixed, you can contact us for a free property damage claim review.
Accidents involving cyclists can span far and wide, including a plethora of other circumstances such as:
If you've been injured in any sort of cycling accident through no fault of your own, you could be eligible for compensation and should contact us for a free claim check.
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