More and more people are taking up cycling as a recreational activity, it's also a great form of exercise and a convenient and cost-effective way of commuting to and from work. But there are significant risks to riders, particularly road cyclists. Bikes are much less visible on our roads, and bikes have little to no protection against other road users in a car accident, there is a greater chance of a cyclist sustaining an injury in a road accident than any other mode of transport on our roads. In saying that, cyclists have every right to share the roads with other vehicles and they should be awarded the same respect on our roads as other road users. Bearing in mind that cyclists are entitled to compensation for injuries suffered as a result of road accident just as much as anyone else.
The team at Smith’s Lawyers are highly experienced injury lawyers and are best placed at helping Queenslanders through the legal process of bicycle accident compensation claims, ensuring you're able to claim compensation you need to assist you getting back on your feet.
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Before you jump on your bike for a ride it's in your best interests to wear appropriate protective clothing, including wearing a correctly fitted Australian Design Rules (ADR) approved helmet for cycling. No matter how safe you are out on the roads, there’s always the risk of injury if you come off your bicycle due to a collision with other road users. Common injuries sustained in bicycle accidents include:
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