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Cyclist Suffers Injury After Bike Hits Pothole In London

On 12 January 2012 our client had an accident as he was on his bicycle cycling along Grosvenor Place from Hyde Park in London. The front wheel of his bike hit a pothole that was situated at the side of the road and his bicycle was brought to an abrupt halt.

The force of the accident threw our client from his bike and into the road, causing him to suffer injuries including a broken bone in his elbow. Our client took a few weeks off work as a result of his injuries, and it was 6 weeks before he felt able to get back on his bike. Although our client made an admirable recovery from his injuries, prior to the accident he would have gone to the gym 3 times a week; however, after the accident he was unable to attend for a period of 4 months.

Liability was admitted by Transport for London who were the responsible party. It was argued that they had failed to repair and maintain the road, leaving the pothole which presented a hazard to all cyclists, and indeed, to our client.
An out of court settlement was agreed in the sum of £5,800.

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