Our client was a cyclist travelling along a main road when a vehicle came out from a side/minor road intending to join the main road, without giving way. The vehicle collided with our client, throwing him off his bicycle. Our client landed heavily on the road, hitting his head. Our client suffered multiple injuries as a result of the accident which required physiotherapy as well as surgeries.
Our client was walking along the footpath on his way to work when he proceeded to cross the road, having looked both ways. The driver of a vehicle exiting a garage did not give way and drove over our client’s right foot. The driver of the vehicle sought to place the blame of the accident on our client. As a result of the accident, our client suffered a fracture in his foot and was absent from work for weeks following the accident. We were able to refute the Defendant’s arguments and secure compensation for our client.
The above are just several examples of accidents involving pedestrians and cyclists. In all of them, the third party have ‘failed to look properly’, i.e., driving without due care and attention. The majority of the time, the injuries sustained are not serious and not fatal. However, there have been instances where the injuries sustained were life-long and some may result in a reduction in life expectancy.