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£135,000 damages recovered for injured cyclist within four months

Mark Bowman recovered damages for Richard, a cyclist, who was involved in a serious road traffic accident in central London, on 16 January 2011.

Richard, a paediatric doctor at The Evelina Children's Hospital in London, was cycling to work when he was hit by a car and knocked from his bicycle.

Richard was taken by ambulance to St Thomas' Hospital in London. He was diagnosed as suffering from a depressed fracture of the left tibia and the lateral tibial plateau.

Richard required a lengthy operation in which a metal plate and 8 metal screws were inserted into his left knee, and shards of bone, putty and glue were used to build up the hole in his tibia.

Richard remained an in-patient for 3 days before being discharged in a wheelchair.

Over the following months Richard required extensive care and support, before being able to return to full time work in June 2011.

Richard will require a further operation in September or October 2011 in which the metal plate and metal screws will be removed from his left knee. 
There is a risk that Richard will suffer from osteoarthritis and that he will require a knee replacement operation in the future. He will require further physiotherapy in the future.
Following discussions with the defendant insurers in which an initial offer of £75,000 was received, we were able to secure a settlement of £135,000. Richard, which he was delighted to accept in full and final settlement of his claim.
At the conclusion of the claim Richard said:
"As a person who was initially reluctant to seek compensation I was pleasantly surprised by the whole process.
"Mark Bowman and the team ensured I had complete clarity at every step of the way.
"The long protracted case that I feared never materialised and the time consuming form-filling I expected was non-existent. Mark came highly recommended and lived up to his excellent reputation."

Contact us

For further information about road traffic accident claims and cycling accident claims, please call Mark Bowman on 03304606794 or email mark.bowman@fieldfisher.com.


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