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Damages For Cyclist Injured By Car

Irwin Mitchell’s personal injury solicitors helped a cyclist secure damages after he was knocked off his bike by a car.

Before the accident, our client travelled to work on his bike everyday and also cycled for leisure having pursued a coast-to-coast trek a year prior to the events.

The incident happened when the man was riding home from work. Our client was on his usual route when a car turned right, crossing his path at a junction and as a result, collided with his right leg. He was catapulted off his bike and landed on the road.

Our client sustained a broken leg, soft tissue damage and injuries below the knee. Following the accident he also suffered from an anxiety disorder in relation to cycling on the road.

The driver of the car had failed to see our client and failed to stop or take the necessary precautions to avoid a collision. He also drove into a position when it was unsafe to do so.

We helped our client secure compensation for his pain and suffering. Our team also arranged with the driver’s insurers for the cyclist to have some sessions with a psychiatrist to assist with his anxiety disorder.

Gemma Allsop, one of our legal experts, said: “Cycling safety is paramount and drivers should take every precaution they can to protect riders.

“The team are happy with the outcome of this case and are pleased that we could provide aid to help our client return to cycling.”

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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