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28 September 2015
Slater and Gordon Cycling Accident Lawyers were instructed by a cyclist who was injured when a car pulled into his path.
Settlement Value: £90,000
Slater and Gordon Solicitor: Nic Collins is a Senior Personal Injury Solicitor at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Cardiff.
What Happened: The client was cycling with right of way along a road near his home when a car unexpectedly pulled into his path and knocked him from his bike.
He suffered a mild traumatic brain injury.
The client was not wearing a cycling helmet at the time of the incident so there were possible issues of contributory negligence at stake.
How Slater and Gordon Helped: Slater and Gordon argued that although the client remained in employment, he was at a possible disadvantage on the labour market.
There were no particular technical issues but there were interesting arguments surrounding causation and possible contributory negligence.
There were also technical prognosis arguments about whether the client’s symptoms were a result of a psychological reaction to the accident or actual organic damage to his brain.
Decision: The claim settled for £90,000.
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