Car door accidents are a very common with road cyclists and can have very serious consequences. Cyclists injured by a driver or passenger door will be able to recover compensation from the driver.
It is the duty of the driver to look out for approaching cyclists before opening a car door, and it is also the driver’s duty to ensure other doors aren’t opened by drivers before checking for cyclists. A defence often used by insurance company defendants is that the cyclist contributed to the accident by cycling too close. However, in a case in 2004, the Court dismissed this defence after lengthy discussions and decided it was too high a burden for cyclists to drive with the expectancy of every car door opening when passing parked cars.
Contact our No Win-No Fee Cycle Accident Solicitors in Preston & Manchester
Cycle Aid Solicitors have been helping cyclists claim damages for over 25 years. Our Freephone helpline is open 24 hours a day and provides cyclists with free initial advice. We can answer your questions and discuss your potential claim. Speak to one of our experienced cycle claim solicitors on 0808 250 6518, or complete our online contact form and a member of our team will be in touch. You can also start your claim online using our full claim questionnaire.