Cycling offers many benefits to our physical and mental health and is a growing sport in our community. Many people cycle on the road either riding alone or in a bunch. Sydney has increased cycleways to encourage cycling.
You should wear an approved helmet on all rides, have working lights on the front and rear of your bicycle and familiarise yourself with bunch riding skills if you are riding in a bunch.
You should take note and follow the road rules.
Unfortunately accidents can happen. These include car doors opening, drivers of cars failing to keep a safe distance when passing cyclists, failing to check blind spots when changing lanes, road aggression and failing to take notice of a cyclist or failing to give way.
If you are a cyclist and are hit by a car in NSW and had time off work to recover, incurred medical treatment expenses or have been admitted to hospital, you can most likely claim compensation under the NSW CTP Insurance Scheme even if you are not a resident of NSW. Even if you are injured by another cyclist or some other cause, you may also have rights to sue under the Civil Liability Act ( NSW) 2002.
Even if you are partly at fault you can make a claim for compensation.
We are experienced lawyers working in this area and can assist you in making your claim. Please contact us today.
*Disclaimer: This is intended as general information only and not to be construed as legal advice. The above information is subject to changes over time. You should always seek professional advice before taking any course of action.*
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