RJW helps CTC member turned down by two other law firms
25 May 2009
Russell Jones & Walker acted for a CTC member who was badly injured when a lorry ran over her on her bike as she crossed a junction near her home in Surrey. Two firms of solicitors turned down her case and it was only when she approached the CTC for help did she receive constructive advice which led to RJW investigating her claim. One of the first firms she approached said that the accident was her fault and only her injuries prevented the Crime Prosecution Service from taking action. The second firm agreed there was no point in pursuing the case because an independent witness claimed the member lost control of her bike before being hit by the lorry. The member suffered five fractures in the accident and had to have an emergency operation. RJW settled the case for a five figure sum. The member, who trained as a professional dancer, still suffers some restriction to her movements but is back in the saddle enjoying cycling again.