£130,000 Settlement 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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    • Stuart Kightley regularly handles cases involving brain injuries, fatal accidents, cycling collisions and workplace accidents.

      Chambers UK 2023

    • 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

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

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    • "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."

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