Successfully settled claim for cyclist struck by London taxi

25 Jan 2022 | Andrew Middlehurst
accidente de bicicleta

Andrew Middlehurst, a specialist cycling injury lawyer, has settled a claim for a cyclist who was struck by a black taxi while riding in a cycle lane in London. Andrew was able to recover in the region of £130,000 for the cyclist.

The cyclist had been riding their bike in a segregated cycle lane through a popular park in Central London. A black taxi driver drove out of a junction into the cyclist’s path without giving way. The cyclist had no time to avoid the crash and was thrown from his bike as a result.

The cyclist suffered serious fractures to his hand and wrist requiring surgery, fractures to his spine and psychological injury. The injuries to the hand and wrist required metal plates and wires to fix the fractures.

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To better understand the long-term impact of the injuries sustained, we arranged for the cyclist to be examined by several medical experts to build up a full picture of his prognosis. The hand and wrist injuries caused permanent problems and would impact the Claimant’s work into the future. The psychological injuries were such that the cyclist will be unable to cycle in London again.

Andrew was able to calculate the full extent of the future financial impact resulting from the injuries. For example, the cyclist was able to seek the costs of further medical treatment, increased costs of gym membership as a result of needing someone to assist him, public transport costs as a result of being unable to cycle and the costs of having to pay for assistance with DIY which he would not be able to do himself.

Andrew brought in an experienced barrister to help advise and maximise the value of the cyclist’s case.

A settlement was reached with the insurers of the black taxi driver which brought the matter to a conclusion.

Spinal injuries are a common type of cycling accident injury and can have serious consequences. The most common types of spinal injury caused by cycle accidents are:

  • Bone fractures
  • Slipped discs
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Cauda enquina injuries, which can lead to bladder and bowel dysfunction or erectile dysfunction
  • Coccydynia
  • Spinal cord damage

If you have been involved in a bicycle accident, 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).

To speak with Andrew Middlehurst about your injury please call us or fill in an online enquiry form and we will call you back.

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    • The group is noted for its expertise in matters relating to cycling injuries, and is the official legal partner of the London Cycling Campaign charity.

      Legal 500 2022

    • “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.”

      Client review

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

      Client review

    • “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.”

      Cyclist injured in a road traffic accident.

    • “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

    • "Offers specialist expertise in cycling-related injury claims."

      Chambers UK

    • "Osbornes often handles claims valued at over £1m, particularly relating to severe brain and spinal cord injuries and niche areas such as cauda equina syndrome and cycling accidents."

      The Legal 500

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