Claim Settled for £70,000

14 Sep 2021 | Andrew Middlehurst
cycling in london

Andrew Middlehurst, specialist bicycle accident lawyer at Osbornes Law, has settled a claim for an injured cyclist in the region of £70,000.00.

Our client had been riding their bike along a quiet road in East London when the driver of a car suddenly opened their car door. Our client had no chance to avoid the collision and struck their face against the opened door. The driver was prosecuted for opening their door into the path of a cyclist.

Our client suffered serious facial fractures requiring surgery. The injuries were so severe that metal plates were used to fix the fractures. Unfortunately, our client developed chronic pain and headaches following the collision.

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The insurers for the driver tried to settle the case early. Their first offer when the prognosis for the cyclist was unclear was under £15,000.

To better understand the long term financial impact of the injuries sustained, we arranged for our client to be referred to a number of medical experts to build up a full picture of her prognosis.

The cyclist was advised of the potential value of their claim and decided to continue gathering medical evidence.

Ultimately court proceedings needed to be issued and following this a settlement was reached with the insurers. The final award was in the region of £70,000.00

This case highlights why an injured person, who receives an early offer of settlement, should always consult with a solicitor and take advice.

Our personal injury lawyers can assist on a no win no fee basis.

Osbornes Law specialise in cycle accident claims, helping cyclists who have been injured following a collision. The firm is the legal partner to the London Cycling Campaign (LCC). Head of cycling, Stuart Kightley, is also a trustee of the LCC.

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    • “Andrew handled a very complex, 3 year legal battle for me, with a tremendous amount of patience and professionalism. He is very approachable, always kept me up to date, by phone and e-mail, and responded very quickly to my queries with excellent advice, sound strategic thinking and strong letters to put the other side under pressure. With top contacts for barristers, joint experts and mediation, Andrew secured me the best financial settlement for my claim. He is a credit to Osbornes Solicitors.”

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    • “Excellent assistance with a damages claim related to a traffic accident including fairly lengthy negotiations with an insurance company and arrangements for medical rehabilitation.”

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    • “Andrew Middlehurst did the bulk of the work in a polite, professional and communicative manner, especially as things stalled several times. If I were to be involved in another similar situation, I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again. It was the London Cycle Campaign that pointed me in their direction and it was a good call.”

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    • “Excellent assistance with a personal injuries claim after I was hit by a car driver while I was cycling. Andrew Middlehurst was very professional and communicative, answered queries quickly and kept me informed regularly on the case’s progress. His advice was easy to understand and a good result was achieved. I would recommend Osbornes highly and in particular Andrew Middlehurst.”

      Cyclist injured in a road traffic accident

    • “I’d like to thank you for all your help in bringing this case to a successful conclusion. Your communication via mail, email, and phone was timely and clear throughout. I am extremely satisfied with the advice I was given and the outcome that was achieved. I would not hesitate to recommend you and your firm to others.”

      Robert Wicke, Cyclist injured in a road traffic accident

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