Cycling accidents on a roundabout
At Cycle SOS, we know full well the dangers that roundabouts present to cyclists.
If you have suffered from a cycling accident on a roundabout, then our specialist solicitors can be of assistance.
Established in 1988, we have helped many cyclists who have been involved in cycling accidents, many of which were caused by the hazards of a roundabout. As the cyclist’s national helpline, we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
As we are cyclists ourselves, we know the dangers the roads present and have seen first-hand, the consequences that cyclist road accidents can have on both the cyclist and on their families.
If you have been affected by the death of someone close to you in a cycling accident and are making a claim on their behalf, we are here to provide you with the support and assistance to ease your suffering.
In the majority of cases, we can assist you with a claim at no initial cost to you. Almost all of our cyclist road accident claims are funded through a Conditional Fee Agreement. More commonly known as a no win, no fee agreement, this will mean you will only pay for our services if you are successful in your claim, and even then our costs are capped to ensure there is no financial risk to you.
Roundabouts are a natural hotspot for accidents and for this reason, they can present a range of hazards to cyclists.[read more]
Unfortunately, the consequences of this can be very traumatic for cyclists and anyone affected by a cycling accident.
We have successfully assisted thousands of cyclists and their families in claiming compensation for injuries that they have sustained whilst on the bike and are here to support you too.
When claiming for compensation, we will always take into consideration all factors of the accident. In addition to obtaining compensation for the injuries sustained, we will also look to obtain compensation for other costs including loss of earnings, medical assistance and damage to the bike and kit.
What causes cycling accidents on roundabouts?
We understand that accidents on roundabouts can be caused by a number of different factors and the injuries sustained as a result of an accident, can range in their severity.[read more]
Most cycling accidents on or near roundabouts happen at a relatively slow speed.
In collisions involving a bicycle and another vehicle, the most common key contributory factor recorded by the police is ‘failed to look properly’ by either the driver or rider, especially at junctions. According to Department for Transport figures, ‘Failed to look properly’ was attributed to the car driver in 57% of serious collisions and to the cyclist in 43% of serious collisions at junctions.
Other common contributory factors attributed to drivers are ‘poor turning/manoeuvring’ (in 17% of serious accidents involving a cyclist) and careless driving / reckless driving / driving in a hurry (17%). According to these figures, cyclists are more likely to suffer serious injuries when a driver is judged to be ‘impaired by alcohol’, exceeding the speed limit’ or ‘travelling too fast for the conditions’.
Following a cycling accident, it can sometimes be a challenge for an untrained observer to determine the cause and who is at fault. For this reason, we have a skilled team at Cycle SOS, who are not only cyclists themselves but are also trained in accident investigation and reconstruction techniques.
To begin your claim for compensation for a competitive cycling accident that you have suffered or you have been affected, call us for free on 0808 100 9995. As the cyclist’s national helpline, we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are waiting to provide you with assistance.