Cyclist clipped at roundabout

CYCLING COLLISION AT ROUNDABOUT IN EAST LOTHIAN

On 12 March 2019, Hass was cycling from Musselburgh to Dunbar, East Lothian. He was training for the Loch Ness Etape and was also planning to cycle from John O’Groats to Lands’ End in August 2019.

Hass approached a roundabout near Longniddry intending to take the third exit. As he proceeded around the roundabout, a vehicle emerged from the second exit and failed to give way to him. The vehicle collided with him and he was thrown from his bicycle. 

The driver was charged by the police with dangerous driving. 

Hass was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where it was confirmed he had sustained a nasty fracture to his left knee. He was provided with a brace and crutches but his mobility was severely restricted.

Hass contacted Cycle Law Scotland to pursue a claim for damages against the car driver's insurers. We met with him at his home address as soon as he had been discharged from hospital in order to obtain full details regarding the incident circumstances and his injury.

A claim was intimated directly to the insurers of the vehicle that collided with him. Liability was admitted for the incident and private rehabilitation, by way of physiotherapy, was put in place for Hass. This was funded by the third party insurers.

Hass made a good recovery from his injuries and settlement was agreed with the third party insurers less than one year following his incident.

Hass was delighted with the end result saying:

"CLS have been fantastic from the first moment I contacted them until the process had been completed. After contacting a few firms to gauge their process, fees and general empathy with cycle accidents, it was a no brainer to go with CLS. They understand cyclists and what it means for a keen cyclist not to be on two wheels as soon as possible after an accident. I rarely write reviews online but have done so this time with CLS because I genuinely think they offer a great and worthwhile service."

At Cycle Law Scotland, we always make sure our clients are offered the best care and support.

Hass has a young family and following the accident he was unable to help care for his family due to his injuries and his mobility being severely restricted. He required to pay for dog walking, gardening and handyman services. These were all factored into his award for damages.

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