A ‘strict liability’ law would mean that motorists in civil proceedings were automatically assumed to be responsible for a collision that takes place between them and a cyclist or pedestrian.Read More
The risks associated with cycling are worsened during the winter months. The visibility of cyclists can be considerably poorer, and bad weather conditions can introduce new dangers.Read More
Cycling infrastructure in the UK is slowly being developed as increased funding is put towards its improvement. Cycle Superhighways are the safest and most ambitious of these developments and are effectively cycle tracks segregated from traffic so that cyclists are protected.Read More
The city’s provision of safe and convenient cycling routes has resulted in too many people cycling than the city is currently able to accommodate. Copenhagen now has the problem of congestion, despite their cycle paths being significantly wider than those typically used in the UK.Read More
As a Solicitor specialising in cycling claims I meet clients who have been injured in a variety of ways whilst cycling. As you would expect, the majority have either been knocked off their bikes by a reckless motorist, have hit a pothole and come off worse, or have lost the age old battle between oil on the road, rubber bike tyres and the co-efficient of friction.
Surprising however are the numbers who are injured when their bike simply collapses beneath them, those whose wheels buckle, or whose pedals drop off beneath their feet. This is the world of product liability and it was brought starkly into perspective by my own experiences this weekend when fitting some newly purchased hydraulic brakes.Read More