Death & Injury toll among cyclists at 10 year high!

Making a Claim: What every cyclist needs to know.

You may cycle to work, school or college every day. Or you might just like nothing better than a leisurely cycle through Ireland’s beautiful countryside. However often you get on your bike, accidents can happen and it’s best to be prepared. We’re sorry to report that the RSA say that in the period 1997-2010, well over 600 cyclists have been killed or seriously injured in a road traffic accident while on a bike in Ireland. If you’re a cyclist, there are a few things you need to know.

Cycling accidents can come in a number of shapes and sizes. From a driver pulling out of a side road or making a turn or not looking properly, if you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time, the consequences can be serious for you.

If you are in an accident and all or part of the blame can be attributed to someone else, then you may be entitled to compensation. Usually, this compensation will involve cover for injuries sustained or indeed damage to property, like the bike in question. Compensation may also cover issues which develop after the incident which are a result of the accident itself. While you are at the scene of the accident, try and take in as much as you can. From the car registration to a description of the events that led to the accident, try and remember as much as possible. The more detail you can provide, the stronger your case may be. So, from insurance details to witnesses (and even use your mobile camera phone if possible), try and remember and record as much of your accident scene as possible.

At Gary Matthews Solicitors, as cycling accident compensation claims specialists, we have been helping our clients claim for cycling accident compensation, for years. If you have been in an accident while out on your bike, you may be entitled to claim compensation. We’ll sit down with you and explain all your options as well as the likely outcome.

If you have been involved in a bicycle accident, click on this link here  to call the office for a no obligation enquiry 

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  • Cyclists make up about 2% of traffic on Irish roads, they account for up to 8% of injuries.

  • In 2015 9 Cyclists died on Irish Roads.