Cycling accident compensation

Bradley Wiggins calls for law to wear cycle helmets

Olympic time trial gold medallist Bradley Wiggins wants cycling helmets to be made compulsory after a man was knocked down and killed by an official London Olympics 2012 bus just outside the stadium last night. The accident occurred just before the Bradley Wiggins...

Cyclist rides from pavement into path of car

A 16-year-old cyclist was riding along the pavement came into the road and was hit by a car travelling in the same direction. The accident occurred at about 8 p.m. The claimant had been to fetch his bicycle from a friend's house. The road was a long straight road with...

Cyclist jumps red light and still wins compensation

Cyclist jumps a red traffic light and still wins compensation – but only just. An accident between a cyclist and a taxi car happened at a T-junction controlled by traffic lights. The taxi went across the junction on a green light when a cyclist who had jumped a red...

Cylcling helmets and compensation for cycle accidents

Cycling helmets When I act for a cyclist involved in an accident, I always ask if a helmet was worn. The reason is, failure to wear a helmet can be used to reduce your compensation after a cycle accident. The law may agree you have contributed to the injury by failing...

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