Most imagine a cycling accident to involve a cyclist colliding with a car.
This was not the case for rock star, Bono, who was admitted to hospital in New York this month after suffering, what his spokesperson described, a "high-energy bicycle accident" involving a second cyclist.
It has been reported that the singer was travelling at high-speed when he swerved in an attempt to avoid a collision with another rider.
Although his injuries appear traumatic, the news was positive.
He underwent five hours of surgery on his left arm as doctors inserted three metal plates and 18 screws - he had broken his arm in six places.
Further injuries - a fractured hand, shoulder blade and eye socket - were also sustained.
Despite the severity of his injuries, the Irish music mogul is expected to make a full recovery with the aid of intensive physical therapy.
It is easy to see why many choose to claim for personal injury compensation following a cycling accident.
U2 were forced to cancel an appearance on America's The Tonight Show due to Bono's injuries.
If you are not a world-famous, millionaire musician the financial implications of taking extensive time off work can be far more severe and emotionally distressing.