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1 November 2018 0 Comments Posted in Factsheets, Personal Injury

Cycling Accident Claims

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23 October 2018 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

Good news for cyclists – “vulnerable” road users will be exempt from changes to the law governing personal injury claims

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Cycling safety

Mark Hambleton gives you an update on the exemptions relating to the impending Civil Liability Bill. It’s better news for cyclists than when the Bill was first announced.

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22 August 2018 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

What is ‘contributory negligence’? Why cyclists (and motorists) should know the law in the event of an accident

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You won’t have to read too many cycling case law reports before you come across the term ‘contributory negligence’. If you have been involved in a cycling accident, you may already be familiar with your legal team talking to you about ‘contrib’ – the shorthand for contributory negligence.

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17 August 2018 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

How the law applies to cycling events – what cyclists need to know

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It’s sportive season and each year there are more and more events to choose from, with organisers stretching the boundaries by devising longer / more challenging routes and broadening their offering to appeal to a wider audience.

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13 August 2018 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

This new ‘dangerous cycling’ law is distracting government from the real priority: making our roads safer

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Mark Hambleton, partner and cycling advocate from our Personal Injury team, argues that plans for new laws on cycling aren’t tackling the real dangers on our roads.

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21 March 2018 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

Self-driving Uber fatality – technological progress meets the same old excuses

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Cycling accident

As the news broke of a 49-year-old lady being struck and killed by an Uber driverless car in Arizona, it dawned on the world that this is the first fatality involving a pedestrian and a driverless car. But whilst this moment is a tragic landmark in both technology and the law, the reaction to Ms Herzberg’s death is sadly familiar.

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20 December 2017 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

What is ‘causative potency’, and what does it mean when you’re in a cycling accident?

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Mark Hambleton, our specialist cycling advocate, helps you understand your rights as a cyclist on the road. Here, he takes a look at ‘causative potency’.

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21 November 2017 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

What are my rights if I suffer an accident caused by a pothole, and how might the new policy for repairing them affect me?

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Reporting a pothole

Mark Hambleton, our specialist cycling advocate, helps you understand your rights should you have an accident as a result of a pothole.

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9 November 2017 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

Should motorists who hit cyclists be treated more severely under the law?

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Cycling accident

I was very surprised to read that a number of politicians hold the view that  the laws relevant to cyclists who cause death or injury to other road users should be reviewed.

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27 October 2017 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

Are cyclists a danger to people? The Government certainly seems to think so

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Blue sign showing cyclists and pedestrians walkway

There has been a lot of bad press about cyclists in the media recently. I have seen some reporters describe cyclists as being “reckless” and a “menace” on our roads. This paints a totally inaccurate picture, and it’s one that is generating skewed policies from our Government.

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20 October 2017 0 Comments Posted in Personal Injury

The French 400 – teamwork, generosity and some great roads help generate £50k for charity

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Between the 4th and 8th October I had the privilege of cycling in France to raise funds for the Bath Rugby Foundation. It was a great ride that showed team spirit, commitment and also how riders should be treated on the road!

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7 August 2017 6 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

The 5 most common dangers to cyclists on the road

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Cyclist on busy road

I am on my bike every day; commuting to work, visiting friends or riding in sportives. I have seen my fair share of close calls with dangerous drivers and pot-holed, congested roads.

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