|If the driver caused your fall he is liable.|
Ironically, Rory’s quick reactions saved the car from sustaining any impact damage. This was repaid by the car driver pointing out to passers by, who had stopped to help, that his car was unmarked and that Rory must have just fallen off the bike through his own fault (cyclists do these things, you know!).
Although the garage had no CCTV cameras facing the road, (we went along to investigate), a helpful motorist who had given his details to Rory, provided a very clear witness statement** which put the blame squarely on the driver, whose insurers took a more sensible attitude than he had. They did not dispute liability and Rory recovered £10,000 for his injuries, including his out-of-pocket losses and the cost of a new porcelain veneer for his tooth. (There was no loss of income). Insurers also paid his legal costs in full. (Our client’s name has been changed).