In 2007 alone there was over 16,000 reported road accidents involving children. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents has stated that between 60 – 90% of cyclist casualties are not reported.
About one quarter of the cyclists injured in an accident are children. Whilst children can be involved in cycling accidents at any age, the accidents increase as children grow older and peak at around 16 years old.
Accidents involving a child cyclist can be due to a number of varying factors such as the child’s lack of experience using a bike, the child playing, doing tricks, losing control of their bike or generally messing around. There are accidents that can be blamed on the actions of a motorist or the state of the road.
Bikes offer little or no protection to cyclists and any accident involving a child cyclist is likely to result in them being injured. If your child has been injured in a cycling accident which was not their fault, you may be able to claim compensation on their behalf.
Macks Solicitors have a team of personal injury solicitors who have many years experience of handling all types of child accident claim including cycling accidents. A skilled and sympathetic solicitor will be happy to discuss with you the possibility of pursuing a personal injury claim on behalf of your child and explain the procedures involved.