Driver intentionally causes cycling accident in South Lanarkshire

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Mr Begen was injured in a cycling accident in South Lanarkshire after a driver intentionally caused the accident.

Cycling accident solicitors at Digby Brown's Glasgow office helped in Mr Bergen’s recovery from his injuries and secured compensation to help him move on from the cycling accident.

How did the cycling accident happen?

At the time of the accident Mr Begen was the lead cyclist in a group of cyclists from East Kilbride Road Club. They were cycling along the usual route they take on a Saturday morning. 

As they cycled through the village of Glespin, South Lanarkshire, a car overtook the pack of cyclists so that the vehicle was positioned in front of Mr Begen. Suddenly, and for no reason or without any warning, the driver braked.

Consequently, Mr Begen was unable to take evasive action and his bike collided with the rear of the vehicle. He was then catapulted through the rear windscreen and suffered nasty injuries.

Cycling accident injuries

Mr Begen was transferred to hospital by ambulance where he received surgery for significant facial lacerations and treatment for whiplash injuries. 

Mr Begen came to Digby Brown’s cycling accident solicitors for help

Mr Begen approached Digby Brown’s cycling accident solicitors for assistance and help after his injuries from the cycling accident.

Cycling accident solicitors at Digby Brown help recovery

By accessing rehabilitation services through Digby Brown, Mr Bergen received physiotherapy to treat his whiplash injuries and counselling to assist him overcome the psychological trauma of this accident.

Solicitors find driver intentionally caused cycling accident

Our cycling solicitors discovered that the car driver had stopped his vehicle intentionally to cause harm to the cyclists.

The driver was subsequently imprisoned for six months and received a two year driving ban. 

Cycling accident claim for compensation

Mr Begen’s claim was intimated to the driver’s insurance company who admitted liability for his accident. 

The insurance company made an excellent offer in settlement of Mr Begen’s claim, including recovery of the costs for his damaged bicycle and cycling equipment. 

Fortunately, Mr Begen is starting to regain his confidence in cycling and has since managed to cycle with his cycling club on a few occasions:

"I'm delighted by the professional service that Digby Brown have provided throughout this difficult time.

"In particular, I want to mention Joy Bell and praise her for the caring, compassionate and professional manner in which she dealt with my family during this process.

"Digby Brown has went beyond any expectations I had and I am delighted in every aspect of my dealings with them throughout what was a difficult time."

Contact our cycling accident solicitors

If you have been involved in a cycling accident which was not your fault, and would like to discuss whether you have a possible cycling accident claim, please get in touch.

Call us on 0333 200 5925 (local rate even from a mobile), text help to 83310 or fill in our online enquiry form and someone will contact you.