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Cyclist who killed elderly pedestrian cleared

Cyclist Cleared Over Fatal Towpath Crash Highlights Need for Updated Laws for Electric Bikes and Scooters A recent court case has illustrated the urgency of updating UK laws to address the increasing dangers posed by electric bikes and scooters on pavements. The case involved a university lecturer who was acquitted…

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Motorcyclist loses £6.4 million for being dishonest.

Motorcyclist’s £6.4m Compensation Claim Dismissed After Base-Jump Photo In a landmark ruling, a motorcyclist’s £6.4 million compensation claim was dismissed by an English court after he was found to have been “fundamentally dishonest.” This decision marks one of the largest claims to be rejected on these grounds, highlighting the stringent…

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Bike Thefts, Cycle Jacking and CICA

Cycle Jacking in London Bike-jacking, particularly in London, is a concerning issue where cyclists are targeted by thieves aiming to steal expensive bikes. These criminals often employ various tactics, such as ambushing cyclists in secluded areas, threatening them with violence or weapons, or using distraction techniques to snatch the bikes….

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No Helmet, No Contributory Negligence, No Brainer.

When Not Wearing a Cycle Helmet Makes No Difference To The Injury In the case of Smith v Finch, in the High Court, the Claimant, a pedal cyclist was riding his bicycle when he was involved in a collision with a Yamaha 600cc motorcycle ridden by the Defendant.  The pedal…

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Reduced Compensation for Not Wearing a Cycle Helmet

HELMET AND HEAD INJURIES Understanding the Importance of Bicycle Helmets in Preventing Fatal Head Injuries The wearing of helmets for motorcyclists, cyclists and E-Scooter riders in the UK involves different legal requirements and implications in the event of an accident, as per the Highway Code’s rules. Motorcycle Crash Helmets Rules…

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HEART FELT 5 STAR REVIEW

5 Star Review Hutcheon Law Solicitors There are times when we receive 5 Star Reviews that make our jobs so worthwhile. Receiving praise for tackling difficult tasks can be incredibly rewarding and motivating. It’s a recognition of our effort, skill, and perseverance put into overcoming challenges. An acknowledgment from our…

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Cycle Accidents and Road Saftey

Pedal Cycle Accidents in the UK Navigating the road to safety in the UK is an important factor when taking to the road with a pedal bike.  Most of us started out as a child, with parent, learning to ride a bike with stabilisers, helmet and elbow and knee pads. …

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HGVs vs Cyclists: Accidents When Turning Left

High-Risk Fatal Accidents or Serious Injuries The dangers associated with cyclists turning left at road junctions alongside Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) present a serious risk to road safety. Large vehicles like HGVs have inherent blind spots, making cyclists in their path entirely unseen. The discrepancy in size and visibility exacerbates…

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The HGV Dangers of Blind Spots and Cyclists

Unveiling the Hazards of Blind Spots For Lorry Drivers In the realm of road safety, the recent, heart-wrenching incident involving lorry driver Kevin Allen and the unfortunate loss of life of NHS paediatrician Dr. Marta Krawiec prompts a critical exploration of the inherent dangers faced by Heavy Goods Drivers (HGV)…

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Electric Scooter Accident Compensation Guide

How to Claim Compensation Involving E-Scooters Our complete guide to claiming compensation following an Electric Scooter or E-Scooter Accident on the road or pavement on UK roads, updated for 2024. This E-Scooter Compensation Guide 2024 is the only webpage you need if you have been involved in an accident on public…

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