It’s easy to dismiss flashing amber lights at the roadside, but your inattention or speed could result in injury or death to someone just trying to do their job.
Articles in ‘Road accidents’ Category
As proud sponsors of The Great British Bike Off, the personal injury team at RWK Goodman will have a stand at the upcoming festival, aimed at promoting road safety and increased awareness for the thousands of cyclists across Oxford.
There has been a lot of bad press about cyclists in the media recently. I have seen some reporters describe cyclists as being “reckless” and a “menace” on our roads. This paints a totally inaccurate picture, and it’s one that is generating skewed policies from our Government.
Being in a car accident can be a very traumatic experience and leave you very shaken. At the time you will likely be very panicked and may not know how to react or what to do next. Here is some advice about what your initial and next steps should be.
I was very surprised to read that a number of politicians hold the view that the laws relevant to cyclists who cause death or injury to other road users should be reviewed.
Mark Hambleton, our specialist cycling advocate, helps you understand your rights should you have an accident as a result of a pothole.
Mark Hambleton, our specialist cycling advocate, helps you understand your rights as a cyclist on the road. Here, he takes a look at ‘causative potency’.
As the news broke of a 49-year-old lady being struck and killed by an Uber driverless car in Arizona, it dawned on the world that this is the first fatality involving a pedestrian and a driverless car. But whilst this moment is a tragic landmark in both technology and the law, the reaction to Ms Herzberg’s death is sadly familiar.
Mark Hambleton, partner and cycling advocate from our Personal Injury team, argues that plans for new laws on cycling aren’t tackling the real dangers on our roads.
It’s sportive season and each year there are more and more events to choose from, with organisers stretching the boundaries by devising longer / more challenging routes and broadening their offering to appeal to a wider audience.
You won’t have to read too many cycling case law reports before you come across the term ‘contributory negligence’. If you have been involved in a cycling accident, you may already be familiar with your legal team talking to you about ‘contrib’ – the shorthand for contributory negligence.
Mark Hambleton gives you an update on the exemptions relating to the impending Civil Liability Bill. It’s better news for cyclists than when the Bill was first announced.