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RTA Team Secures £2,529 for Cycling Accident

Our team of dedicated Road Traffic Accident solicitors recently secured maximum personal injury compensation for a client who sustained personal injuries in a non-fault cycling accident.

Incident

At the time of the incident our client, Mr Cork, was riding his bicycle when the defendant emerged from a side road at a time when it was unsafe to do so. As a result the defendant collided with the left side of our clients bicycle, knocking Mr Cork to the ground.

Injuries

Mr Cork sustained injuries to his knee and discomfort to his chest following the accident. Our client also reports that he was unable to walk for some time afterwards. Furthermore, Mr Cork added that his usual sleeping pattern was severely disrupted for around three months after the accident.

Road Traffic Claims – Specialist advice

If you have suffered as a result of a non-fault road traffic accident, contact us today. Whether you have been injured as a driver, passenger, pedestrian or cyclist, we can help.

Call 0800 888 6888 or send an email to info@hh-law.co.uk.

Over £1,700 Secured for Whiplash Injuries after Crash

Our Road Traffic Accident team recently took instruction from a client who suffered whiplash injuries in a non-fault collision.

Incident

At the time of the incident, the claimant was a passenger in a vehicle involved in a non-fault crash. The defendant failed to maintain a safe breaking distance and collided with the rear of the vehicle our client was a passenger in.

Whiplash injuries

As a result of the accident, the claimant suffered whiplash injuries to their neck, back and shoulders. Our client reports that their regular duties, such as looking after their children, shopping and general house work, were restricted for a number of weeks after the incident due to the whiplash injuries sustained.

Successful outcome

Liability was admitted in this case.

Our team of dedicated Personal Injury solicitors secured a total of £1,788.50 in compensation on this occasion.

Following settlement, our client commented:

“Thank you for all your help! The process has been hassle free!”

Road traffic accident compensation – expert advice

If you’ve suffered whiplash injuries after a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to claim personal injury compensation. Whether you were injured as a driver, passenger, cyclist, or as a pedestrian Hampson Hughes Solicitors could help you claim maximum personal injury compensation.

More information can be found via our ‘Road Traffic Accident’ page, or contact our dedicated team of solicitors today on 0800 888 6 888 or email info@hampsonhughes.com.

Woman Who Caused Serious Injury to Cyclist is Jailed

A 25 year old woman who caused serious injuries to a cyclist after she knocked him off his bike and into a tree has been jailed for three years.

Damien Doughty spent three days in intensive care for serious injuries including a punctured lung, broken hand and a severe laceration to his liver after Justine Henshaw-Bryan drove into him.

Ms Henshaw-Bryan was found guilty by a jury at Wood Green Crown Court of causing serious injury by dangerous driving. Sentencing her, Judge Gregory Perrins told her:

“This was a calculated attempt to run him over and use your car as a weapon,

“It would have been obvious that to do so would have carried significant risk of injury.”

The judge added that Ms Henshaw-Bryan’s actions on 10 February 2016 could have killed Mr Doughty.

Road traffic accident compensation claims – expert advice

If you’ve been injured in a Road Traffic Accident as a cyclist, you could be entitled to personal injury compensation.

Contact our team of expert Road Traffic Accident solicitors today. Call 0800 888 6888, or send an email to info@hh-law.co.uk.

Source: BBC News; Cyclist Weekly

Motorist Guilty of Causing Serious Injury to Cyclist

A motorist who knocked a cyclist off his bike and into a tree has been found guilty of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Incident

Cycle courier Damien Doughty was knocked off his bike on 10 February 2016 following an exchange with Justine Henshaw-Bryan over her using a mobile phone while driving.

The cyclist confronted 25 year old Henshaw-Bryan after he noticed she was using her phone at the wheel when she pulled out of a side road in front of him.

Henshaw-Bryan swore at Mr Doughty and he responded by kicking her wing mirror before cycling away. He told Wood Green Crown Court:

“Quite quickly, I realised the car was chasing me. It was getting very, very close.

“Realising how close the car was, really feeling like it was going to knock me off, I took a sharp left. I was going 20, maybe slightly more.

“I thought the car wouldn’t be able to get round that corner at the same rate to catch me.”

The court was then shown CCTV footage of Henshaw-Bryan’s vehicle swerving to the left, hitting Mr Doughty before driving off.

In court, Henshaw-Bryan claimed that her then boyfriend took control of the wheel, causing her to swerve into the cyclist. However both he and the court rejected this claim.

Serious injuries

As a result of the collision, Mr Doughty was knocked off his bike and crashed into a tree. He sustained serious injuries including a punctured lung and broken hand, as well as a severe tear to his liver. He required intensive care and was unable to work for an extended period of time.

Guilty of causing serious injury by dangerous driving

A jury found Henshaw-Bryan guilty of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and as a result, she could face up to five years in jail. She will be sentenced on Wednesday 10 May 2017.

Road traffic accident compensation claims – expert advice

If you’ve been injured in a Road Traffic Accident as a cyclist, you could be entitled to personal injury compensation.

Contact our team of expert Road Traffic Accident solicitors today. Call 0800 888 6888, or send an email to info@hh-law.co.uk.

Source: Cycling Weekly

Bicycle Accident: Cyclist Dies after Collision with Lorry

Image of London skyline including Tower Bridge

A female cyclist was killed in a bicycle accident, when she collided with a lorry on her way to work earlier this week.

Lucia Ciccioli was hit just before 8am on Monday 24th October as she rode through rush-hour traffic in London.

Medical teams, including London’s air ambulance, attended the scene but nothing could be done for the victim.

One witness said he saw police officers from a nearby station rush to Miss Ciccoli’s aid. They added that the scene was “too traumatic” to describe.

The lorry driver involved in the collision stopped after the crash and was not arrested by police.

Information released by the construction logistics and cyclists safety network noted that the lorry was travelling west towards Wandsworth. It was not making a turn at the time of the accident.

Miss Ciccioli’s father said their family has been destroyed by the incident:

“We are destroyed. We still cannot comprehend what has happened, we don’t believe it.”

The 32 year old waitress is the seventh person to die whilst cycling in London this year.

Bicycle accident claims – expert advice

If you have been injured in a bicycle accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to maximum personal injury compensation. Depending on your circumstances, we may be able to help you to secure private medical care as part of your bicycle accident claim. For further information on the types of rehabilitation that may be available, please see ‘My Rehabilitation’.

To begin your claim, contact us today for your FREE no-obligation consultation. Call 0800 888 6 888 or email info@hampsonhughes.com.

More information can be found via our ‘Bicycle Accident Claims’ page.

Source: The Guardian