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Seven-Figure Settlement For Brain Injured Cyclist Struck By HGV

Irwin Mitchell’s serious injury solicitors secured a multi-million pound settlement for a London cyclist who suffered devastating injuries when a HGV turned into her path.

Our client, Emma, took legal action after being left with complications like memory loss and a lack of concentration. These troubles meant she struggled to continue working as a business consultant.

After being frustrated by the lack of progress with another law firm, she contacted our expert lawyers who within months secured vital interim payments from HGV driver’s company.

We concluded the claim at a Joint Settlement Meeting where the defendant company agreed to pay an out-of-court settlement, admitting liability in full. They had argued from the start that our client should bear some responsibility for the way she was cycling and also for failure to wear a helmet. We successfully argued against these allegations through the witness evidence and expert evidence we arranged, and therefore Emma was able to recover all of her compensation. 

Laura Middleton-Guerard, a specialist serious injury lawyer at Irwin Mitchell’s London office who represented Emma, said: “The injuries my client suffered in this collision have had a profound impact on all aspects of her life.

“Before the incident she was a very successful consultant but the head injury has left her unable to work in the same capacity as before.

“The successful conclusion of this case means she can look to the future knowing she has all the support she needs to continue working in some capacity as a consultant.”

Ms Middleton-Guerard added: “This case highlights just how vulnerable cyclists are on the roads and how vital it is that steps are taken to modify HGVs so drivers have better vision of cyclists to prevent similar collisions from occurring.

“Too many cyclists are being seriously injured and killed every year and more must be done to make the roads safer for all to try and reduce these figures.”

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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