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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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3 August 2017 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

Cars overtaking too close to cyclists – why I’m pleased it’s finally making the news

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Car passing close to commuting cyclist

It probably won’t have escaped your attention recently that the press is focusing on driving standards and the gap that should be left by motorists overtaking cyclists. It’s great news that this issue is now in the public eye. Ultimately, I hope drivers will leave more space for cyclists as a result of this publicity.

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21 July 2017 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

Cycling on the road – why the ‘them and us’ attitude needs to stop

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Cycling path

What is your attitude to cycling? I’m a strong advocate of it, but I appreciate how views differ and I know people often take a ‘them and us’ attitude on the road. However, I believe that this attitude is completely unnecessary, and even potentially dangerous.

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23 June 2017 0 Comments Posted in Personal Injury

3 ways solicitors help you gather evidence in a motorcycle accident claim

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Unless you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, you probably haven’t thought about the evidence that supports a compensation claim. So, today, I thought I’d summarise the key evidence to highlight how thoroughly we handle these types of cases in order to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.

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15 June 2017 0 Comments Posted in Personal Injury, Uncategorized

Are cow attacks becoming more common?

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Cows in the field

Every now and again, we see a high profile case in the news, where a walker has been killed or seriously injured by cows. This news may be a shock for most of the country but, sadly, given my role as a solicitor representing people who have been injured or killed by animals, this type of incident is not uncommon.

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27 April 2017 0 Comments Posted in Personal Injury

What are the legal rights of a Deliveroo cyclist?

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cycle courier deliveroo

What happens if a Deliveroo courier is knocked off their bike and injured? Or what happens if they damage someone else’s vehicle?

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9 December 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

Cyclists vs potholes – a lawyer’s view on a never ending problem

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One of my biggest fears when I’m riding my bike is that I will fail to see a pothole. If you do hit one whilst riding, the best outcome is generally getting a nasty jolt; the worst is being thrown into traffic.

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25 November 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

Are many cyclists in the wrong, or should motorists just learn to share?

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cyclist crash solicitors

At the outset, let me be perfectly clear; I consider myself to be a passionate cyclist and advocate for cycling safety. Half man, half bike, I will be amongst the first to defend the rights of cyclists and the values of the lifestyle.

Combined with this, I am also someone who through their profession, has to deal with the realities of accidents involving cyclists on a near daily basis. This unsurprisingly, also makes me an uncompromising and vocal advocate for cycling safety.

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28 October 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

What happens if you are knocked off your bike without lights?

Posted by , Senior Associate

bike lights at night

Every winter, when the clocks go back and the country is propelled into darkness, we all notice the immediate change. But for those of us that commute by bike, this transition is particularly sharp and when it comes to reduced visibility and our safety, it has the potential to make cycling more dangerous.

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20 September 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

Making a foreign cycling holiday injury claim

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Cycling abroad

Foreign cycling holidays are becoming more and more popular, and although they are a great way to stay active and see the world, cycling accidents abroad do unfortunately happen.

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19 May 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

Tips on legal cover for foreign cycling holidays

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Cycling abroad

Cycling holidays are becoming increasingly popular. Having recently cycled from Bath to Paris in three days, I know how enjoyable it is to ride through a foreign country and experience a different cycling culture.

If you are thinking about doing a charity event on the continent, a summer cycling holiday or maybe even riding out to watch a professional race, then I’m sure you will have an amazing time. But before you go, it is important to understand how your rights may change the moment your wheels touch foreign ground.

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9 May 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

How to stay safe on your cycling commute: A lawyer’s view

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Cycle Commute Tips

Global Bike to Work Day is about encouraging people of all abilities to get on their bikes, enjoy the outdoors and get fit.

During my time as an experienced cycling commuter and a personal injury solicitor who specialises in accidents involving cyclists, I’ve picked up a few useful examples to follow. So if you are unsure on how to safely cycle to work, then consider these 5 tips for a safe cycling commute.

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