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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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3 November 2017 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

Uninsured and untraceable drivers hitting cyclists – are cases on the rise?

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Car close to camera

I have been asked by a few people recently whether they have any rights to bring a claim for their injuries, and subsequent financial losses, following collisions with hit-and-run drivers and uninsured drivers. The sad truth is, the number of hit-and-run accidents and the number of uninsured drivers on our roads seems to be increasing.

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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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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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