Legal Advice

Legal Advice

If you have been injured in a cycling accident making a claim is simple.  Our specialist solicitors deal with all claims on a no win no fee basis.  Our role is to make the claims process as straightforward as possible for you so that you can concentrate on recovering from your injury.

We will work tirelessly on your behalf to recover the maximum compensation.  We are also able to arrange for your bike to be inspected and will seek to obtain an early payment to cover the cost of the bike, or the repairs, as well as the cost of replacing clothing and equipment damaged in the accident.

We offer a free initial consultation to all those looking to make a cycle accident claim.  If you choose to make a claim, you can send an e-mail or contact us by phone on 0800 980 9385 (lines are open 8am to 9pm).

Strict Liability for Cycling Claims

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Strict Liability for Cycling Claims

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.

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Cycling Safety in Winter

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Cycling Safety in Winter

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.

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Cycle Superhighways in the UK

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Cycle Superhighways in the UK

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.

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Overcrowding on Copenhagen’s Cycle Lanes

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Overcrowding on Copenhagen’s Cycle Lanes

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.

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Product Liability and the Second Hand Bike Market

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Product Liability and the Second Hand Bike Market

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.

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Should Cycling Be Regulated?

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Should Cycling Be Regulated?

One of the most common debates surrounding urban cycling is whether or not cycles should be regulated in a way similar to that of motor vehicles. This could include mandatory third party insurance, as well as compulsory training to obtain a licence before they are permitted to use the road.

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Two-Tyred: The Story of Pushbike Paul

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Two-Tyred: The Story of Pushbike Paul

Despite acting for many Macks’ clients who’ve been involved in accidents while commuting to work on two wheels, I finally decided to take the plunge and give cycling a go myself. After booking up to ride across the country, a challenging 151 miles from Walney to Wear, to raise money for Prostate Cancer charities, it was time to blow the cobwebs off the bike that had been laid up in the shed for a couple of years.

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Will the UK make space for cycling?

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Will the UK make space for cycling?

Proposals for cycle paths in UK towns and cities have been increasing, but opposition and complications regularly arise. Protest campaigns and petitions to local councils concerning the location of new cycle-ways, are being produced by local residents across the UK, and are often effective. A petition was created earlier this year for example, to block the building of a new cycle track in Derby. It was to be built on part of a nature reserve, but despite promising to rebuild and expand the nature reserve elsewhere, the plans for the cycle track were eventually abandoned.

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The Truth about Reckless Cycling

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The Truth about Reckless Cycling

Failing to stop at a red light is a common cycling offence, and a controversial and divisive issue. Some cyclists argue that they cross the initial stop line if they believe the traffic will fail to stop at a safe distance behind them, or if they are not visible to heavy goods vehicles. Crossing a junction however, leaves cyclists at risk of a collision with other traffic. Cyclists who do this are making themselves vulnerable, and also any pedestrians who may be crossing.

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Can cycling ever get clean?

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Can cycling ever get clean?

As Yorkshire recently welcomed the 2014 Tour de France, the 198 athletes competing in the three week race all showed great determination and dedication to their sport. Their physical and psychological preparation for the task ahead of them would have required careful planning in order to ensure they excelled during the race. Whilst the race serves as a promotion for cycling tourism, the sport in itself has been plagued in the past by doping devastation, leading to many observers of the sport questioning its legitimacy.

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