Case Study: ‘Beer Bike’ collision with cyclist causing significant dental injuries

28 Aug 2020 | Andrew Middlehurst

Andrew Middlehurst, Solicitor in the Osbornes cycling team, settled a claim recently for a cyclist using a hire scheme bike who was hit and then dragged along by a ‘Beer Bike’. Our client suffered significant dental injuries and had to seek emergency treatment.

The Beer Bike operators allowed riders to drink alcohol on board while pedalling on public roads touring famous London landmarks.

Our client had been using a cycle path when the Beer Bike swerved in front of him. It continued to move erratically so our client overtook. As they did so the Beer Bike occupants were said to have accelerated into our client as they turned across a road junction.

Liability was dealt with by the solicitors for the Beer Bike operators after Osbornes secured CCTV footage from a nearby pub.

One of our client’s front teeth was lost and others were damaged.  Medical evidence was collected and significant dental treatment was recommended including a tooth implant and root canal treatment.

The future costs of replacing the implant for the rest of the client’s life were factored into negotiations and the case ultimately settled for a sum in the region of £30,000.

To speak to Andrew or another member or the personal injury team, contact us on 020 7485 8811 or complete an online enquiry form.

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