LITIGATION

Cycling Accidents on the Increase

One of the effects of the pandemic has been a significant rise in the number of cyclists on the road as people avoid public transport and aim to get healthier. One family-run bike shop in East Belfast saw a 70% rise in trading, which is, not surprising as there is an estimated 1.3 million bikes bought across the UK since the beginning of lock down. Additionally, Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon declared that cycling and walking would be at the “very heart of our transport policy”.

This spike in road cycling from new cyclists and cyclists that are experienced has numerous benefits for our health and in reducing emissions. However, it has also posed serious concerns as it has led to an increase in road accidents and injuries. Insurer, ‘More Than’ has said that claims for cyclists, pedestrians and motorcyclists has risen from approximately one in ten to one in five. It comes as no surprise then that we have seen a rise in personal injury claims in our office.

Should you suffer injuries because of an accident, our experienced claims team are here to help. Cyclists can claim not just for their injuries but also for items such as loss of earnings and care at home.

Millar McCall Wylie solicitors have dealt with a myriad of successful cycling accident claims over the years and have a reputation for vigorously pursuing claims on behalf of their clients, including very recent success in relation to a serious motorcycle accident resulting in a six figure settlement as a result of both physical and psychiatric injuries.  

If you are uncertain whether you can make a claim or have questions about an accident please contact Caroline Prunty or one of her litigation team on 02890200050 or email caroline.prunty@mmwlegal.com.

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