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Cyclist wins injury claim for faulty bike frame

Robert was injured after falling from his electric bike when the faulty frame broke.

The incident resulted in Robert fracturing his arm, requiring two operations and two months off work.

He instructed Fosters Solicitors’ Personal Injury specialists on a no win no fee basis, who supported him through his cycling accident claim and successfully achieved a settlement of £23,500 in compensation.

Robert’s case

Robert had purchased an electric bike from a specialist shop. Whilst riding the bike through Central London the frame snapped in half, throwing him to the ground and causing him to land heavily on his right shoulder and arm, causing a complex fracture of the humerus.

Robert required two operations and was off work for eight weeks.

Robert initially made direct contact himself with the insurers acting on behalf of the bike shop and following investigations it was discovered the bike was defective and liability was admitted. A medical expert was instructed by the insurers but after months of chasing the insurers and receiving no response, Robert instructed Fosters Solicitors to act for him in the claim.

How we supported Robert

Once instructed, Fosters Solicitors’ cycling accident experts created an action plan to help move the claim along, including detailed correspondence with the defendant’s Insurer to obtain access to the medical evidence, which showed the extent of Robert’s injuries.

Following treatment, updated scans were arranged, a further medical report obtained and settlement negotiations then took place with the defendant accepting an offer of £23,500 which Fosters submitted to them on Robert’s behalf.

It was a pleasure to represent Robert in this unusual claim and to help obtain compensation for his injuries. We were able to use our vast experience in this area of injury claims to move his case successfully forward.
Steve Green, Fosters Solicitors' accident claim specialist

Cycling accident claim experts

Fosters Solicitors cycling injury specialists are here to provide support and advice for all cycling accident claims, irrespective of the number of people involved and whether they are drivers, pedestrians, or cyclists.

We want to work with you to achieve the best possible outcome for your claim.

We understand you will want to know how we can assist, so we offer a free of charge no obligation first meeting or chat, which we follow up with a full letter of advice. If you are in any doubt as to whether you have a claim, please do contact us, again completely without obligation.

We are also able to discuss how you can cover the cost of a claim, including through a no win no fee agreement.

This article was produced on the 18th November 2022 by our Personal Injury & Group Actions team for information purposes only and should not be construed or relied upon as specific legal advice.