25 February 2010
British Cycling member Patrick Saunders has recovered damages following a road traffic collision which occurred on the 1 June 2009 as he was cycling along the A286 in Singleton.
A motorist approached from the opposite direction intending to turn right and crossed Patrick’s path. Patrick had to swerve to avoid the vehicle and in doing so was forced to collide with the side of a waiting lorry.
As a result of the incident, Patrick suffered trauma to his left and right leg, concussion and soft tissue damage to his shoulder. His bike and clothing were also damaged.
Following swift negotiation with the defendant’s insurance company, liability was quickly accepted by the defendant and Leigh Day was able to obtain an interim payment in respect of the damage to Patrick’s bicycle and helmet. Medical evidence was then used to recover compensation in respect of Patrick’s injuries.
Patrick was represented by Penny Knight in Leigh Day & Co’s cycling and sports injuries team. Patrick’s claim was supported and funded by British Cycling.
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