With Britain’s roads getting busier there is the increased likelihood of being involved in an accident. Whilst many accidents just incur inconvenience and cost, others can lead to serious injury or even death.
At Simpkins and Co Solicitors we represent a number of clients each year who have been injured through no fault of their own in a road traffic incident, either as pedestrians, passengers, car drivers, motorcyclists or cyclists.
In several high profile cases in London, petitions have been raised and rallies held to raise awareness to the dangers of cycling in the capital, following some serious collisions, often involving HGV’s. Across the UK, whilst annual figures fluctuate, official records show that in 2014, 3,401 cyclists were seriously injured on Britain’s roads and 113 cyclists were killed.
In our most recent legal case regarding a cycling accident, we acted on behalf of Ms. W who was cycling on a main road when she was hit by a car emerging at speed from a side road. Requiring ongoing medical attention she sustained multiple soft tissue injuries and some permanent damage.
Representing solicitor, Agnieszka Bania from Simpkins and Co said, “My client found the accident, injuries and ongoing medical treatment to be extremely upsetting for an extended period of time. We were able to negotiate with the insurance company to improve her final settlement.”
At the conclusion of her case Ms. W commented, “I would like to say a big thank you to Simpkins and Co. From the first point of contact when I came to you to discuss my case I was still distressed from the accident. I found Agnieszka to be a very professional and caring individual. The service was efficient and I was regularly kept informed of the progress of my case. I am very satisfied and would definitely recommend Simpkins and Co to other people if they find themselves needing to make a personal injury claim.”