Our personal injury department is widely and highly regarded as specialising in all aspects of personal injury claims, in particular cycling claims. For more than 25 years we have specialised the victims of cycling accidents with their claims for whiplash, soft tissue injuries, orthopedic injuries including bone fractures, spinal injuries and injuries to the head and brain. Our offices each have a Lexcel accreditation for quality control, demonstrating a commitment to high levels of customer service. Chambers and Partners, publisher of the leading legal directory, refers to us as “one of the leading firms in this part of the South East”.
We concentrate on claimant work only, ensuring a focus on what is best for you. Much of our work is of a high value and profile, and we have been involved in many settlements exceeding £1,000,000. The firm is a founder member of the Motor Accident Solicitors’ Society, our Personal Injury department comprises Law Society Personal Injury Panel members, an Association of Personal Injury Lawyers accredited Senior Litigator, and a Fellow of the College of Personal Injury Lawyers. We are also proud to be associated with brain injury charity, Headway West Sussex.
Our support for clients does not end when the claim settles. Our wealth management and trusts team ensure a continuity of care and support post settlement.
Sadly, each year, many thousands of people are injured as a result of cycling accidents caused by the negligence of others, invariably other road users. In many cases expert treatment and rehabilitation will be required to help accident victims return their lives to some semblance of normality.
We have access to some of the best treatment and rehabilitation resources available in the UK, including:
In addition, we can assist with:
Read about these recent cases successfully undertaken by George Ide on behalf of injured cyclist clients -:
Cyclist AB, was knocked of his bicycle at speed by a car whose driver pulled out without looking. He sustained an incomplete spinal injury plus a subtle brain injury. He was able to live and function independently, with some support. Full liability (100%) was eventually admitted. The case was settled at a round table meeting without the need for court proceedings. He was awarded £1 million. We were able to secure many substantial interim payments as the case progressed to provide for rehabilitation, a new car, professional support (case manager and support worker), therapies and equipment. This helped AB to achieve a good outcome with a very positive outlook on life and he benefited greatly from the support we were able to offer throughout the process.
Cyclist CD, was knocked off his bicycle by a van driver as he had right of way around a roundabout. CD had no recollection of the accident because of a blow to his head. The van’s insurer denied liability throughout. Independent witnesses gave unhelpful, conflicting evidence. However, the investigating police officer gave vital evidence which allowed 100%liability to be established. CD sustained a serious shoulder injury but one from which he thankfully recovered reasonably well albeit with the potential for some future deterioration of which the award took account. He made a good recovery and was able to live and work more-or-less-normally. We were able to obtain an interim payment as his claim progressed. We were able to secure an award for £75,000 without the need for court proceedings.
EF was knocked from his bicycle as he had right of way at a roundabout. Liability was eventually admitted after considerable pressure was exerted on the insurance company. He sustained a minor head injury plus a hand injury. We carefully investigated whether he might have future problems at work or with activities around his home. He achieved a good outcome and had no significant ongoing problems. We obtained an interim payment and the case was settled for £27,500 before the issue of court proceedings.