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Compensation awarded to British Cycling members injured in road traffic collisions

British Cycling member Ben Skelton

21 December 2011

The specialist team of cycle accident lawyers at personal injury firm Leigh Day & Co has settled a number of cases on behalf of British Cycling members.  Fiona Bettles, has successfully recovered damages after a road traffic accident, which happened on 27 March 2010, as she was our cycling in Downe, Kent. A car was parked on the road, and as Fiona cycled past the vehicle, the driver door was opened into her path.  Fiona had no time to take evasive action and collided with the driver’s door. As a result of the impact, she was thrown from her bicycle and sustained personal injury, damage to her bicycle and other consequential losses.

The car driver admitted liability and Fiona received compensation for her personal injury and the damage to her bicycle.

Simon Roussell has successfully received compensation following a road traffic collision, which happened on 4th September 2009, as he was cycling along Hockham Lane in Martley. As Simon was cycling along Hockham Lane he navigated a left turn in the road. As he did so he noticed a Land Rover pulling out of the entrance to a nearby property on his nearside. The entrance to the property was very close to the bend in the road and Simon was forced to apply his brakes sharply to try and avoid a collision. Having failed to do so, he was thrown over the handlebars of his bicycle and landed on the road, before skidding into the vehicle.

As a result of the impact Simon was thrown from his bicycle and suffered personal injury, damage to his bicycle and other consequential losses. Liability for the accident was admitted by the defendant and Simon received compensation for his injuries and the damage to his bicycle.

Katie Curtis has secured compensation after being injured in a road traffic accident, which occurred on 13 October 2010, as she was out cycling. As Katie was travelling along Cathays Terrace in Cardiff, approaching Maindy Road a driver pulled out of the junction when it was unsafe. Katie had no time to take evasive action and crashed into the car, suffering personal injuries, damage to her bicycle and other consequential losses. The driver admitted liability and Katie received compensation for her personal injury and the damage to her bicycle.

Ben Skelton has successfully recovered damages after a road traffic accident, which occurred on 30 April 2010, as he was out cycling in Shepperton. As Ben was travelling on his bicycle a car was travelling in the opposite direction and turned right when it was unsafe to do so, crossing Ben’s path. Ben had no time to take evasive action and collided with the vehicle. As a result of the impact Ben was thrown from his bicycle and sustained personal injury, damage to his bicycle and other consequential losses. The driver admitted liability and Ben received compensation for his personal injury and the damage to his bicycle.

All these claims were supported and funded by British Cycling

Cycling injury claims lawyers

Leigh Day & Co is a firm of personal injury claims solicitors who have handled thousands of cycle accident compensation claims on behalf of cyclists in the UK, securing millions of pounds in compensation for injured cyclists.  Leigh Day is retained by British Cycling and the British Triathlon Federation to act on behalf of its members who are injured in road traffic accidents, collisions and crashes, and also acts for many other cyclists, pedestrians, athletes, and sportsmen and women who are injured on the UK’s roads.  The firm is accredited by the Spinal Injuries Association and Headway as being specialist solicitors recommended for handling serious brain and spinal injury claims.  We also have extensive experience in handling amputation compensation claims.  

Our team of cycling claims lawyers has extensive experience in successfully securing compensation for injured cyclists so that they can return to training and competing as quickly as possible.

Please contact the cycling and sports injury team, on 020 7650 1200 if you would like to talk about a possible claims for compensation after being involved in a cycle crash.
 

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