Services

Key Areas of Expertise
The Services We Provide

For law firms and solicitors that represent bicycle accident victims, bicycle shops and cycling related companies and organisations, we offer consultation on issues involving bicycle accidents and bicycle maintenance to include:

 

  • Mechanical failure of bicycles and their parts

  • Personal injury & fatal accidents involving cyclists

  • Cycling technique and proficiency

  • Bicycle maintenance, poor or incomplete repairs.

  • Improper assembly of the bicycle 

  • Defective manufacturing of the bicycle and/or parts

 

We provide technical investigations, analysis, reports, and testimony to assist dispute resolution relating to cycling. 

 

  • Case evaluation from a cycling perspective and pre-trial consultation

  • Written detailed reports making a determination of fault contributions. 

  • On site investigation

  • Preparation and presentation of evidence in court.

Bicycle Types

Mountain, road, cyclocross, triathlon, juvenile, folding, touring, single speed, fixed gear, electric assisted (e-bikes), bike share and fleet bikes. 

Examples of Instruction and Determination

Cycle & Equipment Faults

Bicycle fork failure; determined failure of the forks was caused by multiple accidents and not a construction failure. 

 

A fault with aero bars, determined there was a product failure of the part which caused the accident. 

 

Road Cases

Bicycle accident; fatality; determined crash was not as a result of a faulty assembly of the inner tube.

 

Bicycle accident: determined cause of the crash was a trap in a road surface defect causing the rider to be unseated.  Damage to cycle was consistent with it being stopped suddenly and not by a slip on the road surface. David Robinson V Scottish Borders (PD1637/15)

 

Off-Road Cases

Cyclist fell after chain jammed; advised would not support liability against the bike shop as more likely to be rider error.

 

Cyclist fell after back wheel released causing a jam; determined more likely to be a failure to adequately maintain equipment.