This is an important decision for Highway Authorities. Even before the pandemic, we had noticed a marked increase in claims by injured cyclists. Cycling has enjoyed a boom in popularity during the pandemic and we anticipate an appreciable spike in cycling (and e-scooter) claims against Local Authorities over the next 6-12 months. Whilst the accident in this case pre-dates the pandemic, the issues raised are timely and in this article we consider how to approach the defence of similar claims.
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