Cyclist compensated after collision with car

Road Accident Claim – Case Study

A female cyclist has received £3,555 after she was injured in an accident caused by the negligence of a driver.

The woman, 48, was cycling on the road when the car in front of her made a sudden left turn and cut across her path. She collided with the car and was knocked from her bicycle. She suffered soft tissue injuries to her neck, elbows and knees as she fell to the ground.

Her injuries restricted her ability to carry out everyday household tasks, and she was unable to participate in her usual leisure activities such as running and cycling. She also had to miss a day at work immediately after the accident.

The woman’s injuries were not severe, but did limit her normal routine. They were expected to have fully healed within six months. She also suffered with travel anxiety following the accident.

The woman sought compensation from the car driver. She claimed that he had been negligent in failing to see her in his rear view mirrors. By cutting directly across her path, he gave her no time to react and a collision was inevitable.

The driver accepted liability, and agreed to an out-of-court settlement of £3,555 to compensate the woman for her pain, suffering and loss of amenity.

Road Accident Claim Details

GILCHRIST v BATTEN (2014)

Total Damages: £3,555 (£3,549.48 RPI)

PSLA: £2,800 (£2,795.65 RPI)

Trial/settlement date: 19/12/2014

Type of Award:  Out of Court Settlement


 

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