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, including:
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 in dispute resolution relating to cycling.
Case evaluation from a cycling perspective and pre-trial consultation
Written detailed reports deciding on fault contributions.
Preparation and presentation of evidence in court.
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.
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)
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.