We acted for a young man (now aged 16) who was involved in a particularly nasty accident back in June 2006. At the time, he was only aged 13 and was riding his new bicycle home. As he left the pavement and came down on the road, the front part of his bike collapsed underneath him, causing him to fall to the ground, landing on his face. He badly lacerated both his lip and nose and chipped one of his front teeth. This caused damage to his nasal septum and he required two operations to put this problem right. Fortunately, he has made a full recovery.
Initially, the manufacturers of the bicycle denied liability. We obtained our own independent evidence which quite clearly showed that the bike was defective. Eventually, after the threat of issuing proceedings for a faulty product, they reconsidered their position and agreed to properly compensation him for his injuries.
S. J. Edney solicitors obtained £15,000 for this client in 2009