Posts in Cycle Accident Types Category

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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What Are the Top Five Bike Accident Claim Amounts?

As bike accident solicitors involving both motorbikes and cycle bikes we are often asked how much compensation will a client receive following an accident. In straight forward cases this can be simple, a relevantly minor injury with little or no time off work, no future problems can be assessed fairly…

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4 Most Common Bike Accidents – Voted by Solicitors

This video provides an animated version of the four most common cycle accidents on UK roads today. From our experience as cycle accident solicitors, these were voted as our top four. There are many other bike accident types, but we whittled it down to these four. The four accidents are: Motor…

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