Figures from the Department of Transport annual report show the following in relation to pedal cycle accidents on the roads of Great Britain.
- In 2013 the total number of road deaths was 1,713 which is the lowest figure since national records began in 1926. 109 of these (6%) were pedal cyclists
- This however was a decrease of 8% on 2012 ,when 118 pedal cyclist deaths were reported
- In 2013 pedal cyclists accounted for 11% of all road casualties, 15% of serious injuries and 10% of all slight injuries
Unfortunately, an injury sustained by or the death of a pedal cyclist on our roads is not an uncommon occurrence. Accidents involving cyclists, particularly in London, happen and are reported in the media on a relatively frequent basis.
The Personal Injury team at TSP have experience dealing with claims for injuries sustained whilst cycling. If you have been injured whilst riding your bicycle and it wasn’t your fault, use our Compensation Calculator to find out how much your claim may be worth. Alternatively contact our team for a free no-obligation evaluation of your case to find out if you can make a claim.