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Yorkshire's Injury Lawyers Secure £25,000 Settlement For A Cyclist Hit By A Bus

In June 2010 Yorkshire's Injury Lawyers were contacted by a cyclist who whilst driving through a traffic light junction was struck by a bus turning left. Yorkshire's Injury Lawyers agreed to act for the client on a No Win No Fee basis and a claim was made against the bus company in June 2010. Fault for the accident was denied by the bus company and therefore the case exited the RTA Low Value Portal. Despite making further enquiries with the police the bus company's insurers maintained their denial of liability. 

The Claimant suffered a back injury as well as significant travel anxiety and did not return to cycling as a result of the accident. Medical evidence was obtained and county court proceedings were commenced because of the denial of liability.

Subsequently the bus company offered to settle on a 50/50 basis. Counsel advising the Claimant felt that this proposal should be accepted but Yorkshire's Injury Lawyers managed to persuade the bus company to agree to compensate the claimant on a 75/25 basis in the Claimants favour.

An initial offer to settle the claimant's claim was made in the sum of £5,400 in January 2011, which was rejected by the claimant. A further offer of £8,100 was made in August 2011 which again was rejected by the Claimant. In December 2011 the bus company made a further offer of £14,000 which was again rejected by the Claimant. In February 2012 the bus company increased their offer yet again to £19,000 which the Claimant on the advice of Yorkshire's Injury Lawyers once more rejected.

The Claimant then on the advice of Yorkshire's Injury Lawyers made her own offer to settle of £25,000 in April 2012. Despite the bus company initially rejecting this offer they then changed their mind and accepted the offer late.

This settlement represented an increase on the first offer the bus company made of almost 75% and shows the determination with which Yorkshire's Injury Lawyer will fight to ensure you receive the best settlement possible for your No Win No Fee personal injury compensation claim.

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"Thank for all that you did in dealing with my claim, I am truly grateful. You did something lovely and it really meant a lot.  Many thanks to you and your company."

Mrs K from Bradford

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