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Woman Cyclist Hit By Car Wins Compensation

Personal injury specialists at Irwin Mitchell have helped a woman to claim £19,000 compensation after she was hit by a car, whilst cycling.

The accident happened in August 2010 when our client was riding her mountain bike down a road. She had just passed a junction that was controlled by ‘give way’ markings, when a car approached from the right hand side with no warning and collided with her bike. The impact from the bumper caused our client to be knocked to the floor. Despite her screaming and shouting to try and stop the driver, the car kept on moving with the bike wedged underneath the vehicle. Luckily, our client managed to scramble out of the way to avoid getting run over. Eventually the car stopped with the bike still stuck underneath.

Due to the accident, our client sustained a fractured clavicle, lacerations to her foot and an injury on her left knee. She had to wear a fitted cast brace for six weeks following the accident and then a carbon fibre brace was fitted for when she wanted to take part in sporting activities. She also took part in an extensive course of physiotherapy and meets with a fitness instructor twice a week to perform her own recovery exercises.

Our client took four weeks off work and has now returned working shorter days and carrying out some work at home.

The driver denied responsibility for the collision.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a cycling accident, you may be able to claim compensation. See our Road Traffic Accident Claims page for more information.

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