Gavin was a brilliant mathematician. He was cycling across Putney Bridge when he became embroiled in an argument with a taxi driver.

The taxi driver sought to deliberately knock Gavin off his bike. Gavin sustained a very serious brain injury and died as a result.

The taxi driver was given a 3 year prison sentence.

The defendants to the civil claim sought to argue that Gavin was partially at fault as he had not worn a cycling helmet.

We obtained expert evidence that confirmed that the wearing of a helmet would have made no difference. The case settled on a full liability basis and the widow of Gavin received a settlement of £655,000.


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For further information or if you have a cycling accident claim please call Mark Bowman on 020 7861 4043 or email

All enquiries are completely free of charge and we will investigate all funding options for you including no win, no fee.

  1. You can speak to any member of our Personal Injury team on freephone 0800 358 3848

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