Case Law


Cyclist fails to see van parked on the side of a road with a 70mph speed limit. The van was in clear view and had its hazard warning lights on.

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Cyclist hits metal expansion joint on bridge and is thrown from his bike.

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Cyclist comes off bike due to excess bitumen sealant on the road and is badly injured. He successfully sued the Council who conceded that the work had not been completed correctly.

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Cyclist comes into contact with loose pebbles on a laneway, skids and comes of her bike sustaining serious injuries.

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Cyclist hits defect on a roundabout, comes off her bike and fractures her right leg. The Council dispute that the defect was dangerous and lack of evidence as to the size of the defect proves crucial as Judge has no photographic evidence to work from.

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Cyclist becomes unsteady over a cattle grid and causes permanent damage to his ankle, a claim was intimated to the local council. The cyclist was rewarded damages for his injuries. 

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Cyclist collides at speed with an oncoming vehicle on a sharp corner.

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Cyclist collides with a pedestrian who was distracted by her phone while crossing the road. 

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Tram tracks cause cyclists to fall from their bicycles as their wheels get stuck in the track. The cyclist sued Edinburgh Trams Limited for damages.

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Duathlon participant thrown from bicycle after making contact with a surface defect. 

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Cyclist fatally injured after losing control of bicycle and falling into water. 

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