Driver denies liability for knocking cyclist from bike

South Gyle Accident Locus

Cycling Collision Circumstances

Gail was cycling her bike in Edinburgh Park on the outskirts of Edinburgh and was approaching a roundabout when suddenly she was hit from behind by a car driver.

Cycling Accident Injuries

She was thrown from her bike and suffered soft tissue injuries to her hip, pelvis, back and neck.

Cycle Law Scotland cycling Solicitors approached

Gail approached Cycle Law Scotland to help her recover compensation for damage to her bike and her own injuries.

The car driver’s insurer denied liability saying that Gail had changed lanes suddenly and ridden into his path. The insurer offered to settle the case on a 50/50 basis for just over £3000, which was less than half of what had been requested.

Cycle Law Scotland litigated the case. In the interim, it became clear that Gail was still experiencing psychological issues as a result of the collision and so we appointed an expert to assess her. A course of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) was recommended to help her overcome her fears.

Just 2 days before the court hearing, almost 2 years after the original incident, an offer of £13,500 was received and accepted by our client.

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