Cyclist Receives £50,000 After Hit by Sports Car

5 Oct 2022 | Andrew Middlehurst

Andrew Middlehurst, a lawyer in the specialist cycling injuries team at Osbornes Law, recently settled a claim for a cyclist in the region of £50,000. The cyclist had been cycling across a junction in London when a Porsche sports car undertook a lorry traveling behind him and collided with the rear of his bike.

The cyclist was thrown to the ground and sustained a brain injury in addition to serious fractures to their face, collarbone and skull.

The driver of the Porsche claimed the lorry had crashed into him causing a concertina collision. Footage was obtained from the camera of a nearby cyclist which showed the Porsche undertaking the lorry just prior to the collision. This was used to persuade the insurance company that liability would be robustly argued.

To better understand the long-term impact of the injuries sustained, we arranged for the cyclist to be examined by several medical experts to investigate the medium to long-term impacts of the injuries they had sustained.

Andrew calculated the full extent of the financial impact resulting from the injuries including the costs of private medical treatment.

Andrew brought a leading barrister on board to consult on the case and provide advice.

A settlement was reached with the insurers which brought the matter to a conclusion and let the cyclist move on with their life.

Andrew was recently ranked as a ‘Rising Star’ by the Legal 500 and was particularly noted for his work involving cycling and e-scooters. Andrew regularly publishes articles about cycling and the law in the London Cyclist, he has also appeared on Radio 4’s Law in Action.

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).

To speak with Andrew Middlehurst about your injury please call us or complete the online enquiry form below. 

Share this article

Contact

Andrew Middlehurst Associate Solicitor
Personal Injury

View profile

Contact Andrew today

For a free initial conversation call 0207 485 8811

Email us Send us an email and we’ll get back to you






    • Elspeth explained everything very clearly and made us feel comfortable.

    • "Mark Freedman has a great reputation in financial remedies and private law. His instincts are great and he knows his clients and that really delivers benefits for them."

      Legal 500 2023

    • Thank you for your legal advice and seeing us through this smooth purchase.

      Property department

    • Far better value for money than many firms with more expensive addresses. Serious knowledge of the law and committed engagement with their clients’ problems.

      Legal 500 2022


    • “Star performer, Ben Posford is a dynamic and impressive solicitor who takes a creative and dedicated approach to claims of the utmost complexity; he specialises in catastrophic brain and spinal injury claims”

      Legal 500

    Related InsightsVIEW ALL

    1. 5.10.2022

      Cyclist Receives £50,000 After Hit by Sports Car

      Andrew Middlehurst, a lawyer in the specialist cycling injuries team at Osbornes Law, recently settled a claim for a cyclist...

      Read more
    2. accidente de bicicleta
      25.7.2022

      London cyclist struck by 4×4 receives settlement

      Andrew Middlehurst, a lawyer in the specialist cycling injuries team at Osbornes Law, recently settled a claim for a cyclist...

      Read more
    3. accidente de bicicleta
      25.1.2022

      £130,000 Settlement for Cyclist Struck by London Taxi

      Andrew Middlehurst, a specialist cycling injury lawyer, has settled a claim for a cyclist who was struck by a black...

      Read more
    4. cycling in london
      14.9.2021

      Claim Settled for £70,000

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

      Read more
    5. London Cyclist wins £100,000 compensation following crash

      Andrew Middlehurst recently settled a case for a cyclist who injured his shoulder and wrist whilst cycling along a London...

      Read more
    6. 31.12.2020

      Bike Boxes – what are the rules?

      Cycle boxes at traffic lights I read a post recently on a London cycling forum in relation to some confusion...

      Read more
    7. santander cycles in london
      26.11.2019

      Do I need insurance for cycling?

      There is no legal requirement for cyclists to hold insurance cover in order to cycle in the UK. That includes...

      Read more
    8. cycling in london
      21.6.2019

      E-Bikes – are they the future for commuting?

      The Government released some clarification last week in relation to the upper limit of the cycle to work scheme. Many...

      Read more
    9. bicycle accident
      11.5.2019

      Ealing cyclists up in arms over latest death

      After 51-year-old Met Police officer, Claudia Manera was killed in a bike accident at the junction of The Broadway and...

      Read more

    VIEW ALL