Our client was cycling along a dual carriageway when a HGV collided with his right thigh throwing him from his bicycle onto the side of the road. The collision took place despite the fact that it was a fine and calm day; daylight was breaking and visibility was good, the traffic was light and the claimant was displaying front and rear lights.
Our client sustained grazes and bruising, a fractured right pelvis and was admitted to hospital for a week with bed rest for six weeks thereafter. He was then able to weight bear over the next three to four weeks with the use of a frame and then with elbow crutches.
He had difficulty bathing and dressing, cooking, washing up, vacuuming, shopping, cleaning, and reaching high shelves. He also found himself unable to undertake his hobbies of cabinet making, bird watching, cycling and driving, all of which caused our client to suffer psychologically for eight weeks following the accident.
The driver of the HGV initially disputed liability, but was finally prosecuted for driving without due care and attention, failing to stop after a road traffic accident and failing to report the accident.
Our client recovered £15,000 in an out of court settlement.
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