Compensation For Cyclist Knocked Off Bike in Cycle Lane
04 October 2016
A cyclist was awarded a four-figure settlement for his injuries and losses suffered when he was knocked off his bike in a cycle lane.
Slater and Gordon Lawyer: Rachel Coulson is a chartered legal executive and personal injury lawyer at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Sheffield.
What Happened: Our client was cycling along a cycle path on his way to work when the defendant driver cut across his path to enter a car park, knocking him off his bike.
Impact: Our client sustained soft tissue damage and psychological injuries preventing him from returning to cycling for his commute.
How Slater and Gordon Helped: The defendant’s insurers admitted liability, but would not agree to compensate our client for the damage to his bike – which was written off in the accident – or for the travel expenses he incurred for a hire car by no longer being able to commute by bicycle.
We arranged physiotherapy to aid his recovery, which they also refused to pay for.
The matter proceeded to a court hearing and we successfully managed to recover the cost of a replacement bike, treatment costs, travel expenses and also an increase in the defendant’s offer for his general damages, which compensate for the pain and suffering caused.
Decision: Settlement of £4,000
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