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Compensation For Cyclist Hit By Driver At Traffic Lights

A recent client of Bartletts Solicitors was a cyclist who was hit by a car while he was stationary at a set of traffic lights on a Merseyside street. Mr T was waiting for the lights to change when the car crashed into the back of his bicycle, throwing him over the handlebars and leaving him lying injured in the road. Fortunately Mr T was wearing a protective helmet at the time of the accident, otherwise he would have sustained much more serious and potentially life-threatening injuries.

Passing pedestrians immediately called an ambulance, and Mr T was taken from the scene of the accident to hospital, where an X-ray showed that he had broken the tibia bone in his right leg and had also suffered a dislocated wrist and extensive bruising to his body. While Mr T ultimately made a full recovery from his injuries, he was forced to use crutches for months after the accident and required ongoing physiotherapy to rebuild strength and flexibility in his lower leg.

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During his rehabilitation Mr T contacted Bartletts Solicitors after reading about our experience with road traffic and cycling accident claims in Liverpool and Merseyside, and we subsequently agreed to represent him on a no win no fee basis in a claim against the driver of the car that had crashed into him. In correspondence with the motorist’s insurers we argued that the driver had clearly not been driving with ‘due care and attention’ immediately prior to the accident, as he would otherwise have seen Mr T in his high visibility cycling clothing waiting for the traffic lights to turn green.

The motorist later admitted to being distracted by his mobile phone as he approached the traffic lights, and that this was the reason for him failing to brake in time to avoid colliding with Mr T. Within months of starting the claim we were able to win a full admission of liability and negotiate a compensation settlement totalling £6,750 on our client’s behalf. Mr T’s compensation was paid out under the terms of the motorist’s insurance policy, and included a sum in excess of £500 to cover the cost of replacing his bicycle.

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Every year we help over a thousand injured people, many of whom are cyclists, make claims for compensation on a no win no fee basis.

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Our solicitors are very experienced in cyclist injury claims having worked at the firm for an average of 18 years.

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How Can Bartletts Solicitors Help You?

A free no obligation quick case assessment, followed by a No Win No Fee claim.

We help you recover whatever you have lost financially whilst injured, including your bike.

Get back on your bike as quickly as possible with expert medical care. Rebuild your confidence as a cyclist.

We take all the stress out of the claim and ensure you recover everything you are entitled to.


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