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Settlement achieved for a North Yorkshire cyclist who suffered serious injuries in an accident. The cyclist who lives in North Yorkshire was cycling along a cycle track when she had to brake heavily to avoid a car crossing over the cycle track from private property. As a consequence she was thrown from her bike and sustained injury to her shoulder. This involved extensive nerve and tissue damage.
The cyclist has had to endure various operations to repair the damage to her shoulder and continues 3 years on from the accident to have regular physiotherapy to assist. She also attends weekly for acupuncture to help control the pain. Unfortunately she has not regained full movement in her shoulder which has prevented her from enjoying the active lifestyle she once had.
She has struggled to come to terms with the pain she feels everyday in her shoulder, arm and hand. She cannot ride her bike anymore and relies upon her family and friends to do jobs around the house. She is swimming every day to help retain the movement she now has in her shoulder and has had to adapt her swimming style and use a buoyancy aid to help her.
Specialist serious injury lawyers at Irwin Mitchell have secured in excess of £450,000 from the driver's insurance company so that she can continue to receive the ongoing pain management treatment and private surgical procedures she needs and to pay for the assistance that she requires around the home to do jobs that she can no longer manage herself due to limited movement in her arm.
Our specialist road traffic accident lawyers have experience helping a wide number of people who have suffered injuries following a cycling accident. Visit our Cycling Accident Claims page for more information.
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