Legal Help for Cyclist Injuries
At Lawlor Partners, both Niall and Fintan are cycling enthusiasts. They both cycle regularly and take part in numerous charity cycles and competitions around the country. As a result, they are acutely aware of the dangers cyclists face on the open road including damaged cycle lanes and dangerous drivers.
We represent numerous cyclists in personal injury claims actions. Our case studies reflect some of the actions we have taken on behalf of our clients.
Case Study 1 – Damaged Cycle Lane
Our client was caused to fall from his bicycle due to a defective cycle lane. The cycle lane was damaged as it contained numerous potholes. Our client sustained serious injuries including a fractured arm. He needed surgery, leaving him with a large scar on his forearm. We sued the local county council responsible for the cycle lane and a substantial settlement was negotiated on behalf of our client.
Case Study 2 – Pet Dog causing Cyclist to fall
Our client was caused to fall from his bike when a pet dog unexpectedly ran across his path causing him to swerve and fall. She suffered injuries to her face and soft tissue injuries to her shoulder. We sued the dog owner and a settlement agreement was reached between our client and the dog owner’s house insurance company.
Case Study 3 – Car Accident and Cyclist Fatality
Our client’s husband was knocked off his bicycle when cycling to work having been struck by a car. He was severely injured and later died as a result of the collision. We brought an action against the driver and negotiated a substantial sum of compensation for our client. This included compensation for the loss of her spouse, mental distress and future loss of earnings.
Case Study 4 – Damaged Road
Our client fell from his bike as a result of subsidence on the road caused by road works carried out by the local authority. He suffered injuries and damage to his bicycle. The council refused to accept responsibility for the accident and the case proceeded to hearing. Our client succeeded and was awarded €12,500.00 at trial.
If you have been involved in a cycling accident in Dublin Ireland, please contact our solicitor Niall on 01 872 5255 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.