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Settlement for family after taxi driver deliberately knocked husband off bike

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 three-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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