Following the highly successful launch of Motorcycle Law Scotland earlier this summer, Borders lawyer Brenda Mitchell has extended her specialised two-wheeled legal service to encompass cyclists by launching Cycle Law Scotland (www.cyclelawscotland.co.uk).
Cycle Law Scotland has been established by Brenda in conjunction with Thompsons Solicitors, one of the largest personal injury firms in Scotland. “With the opening of our four Cycle Law Scotland offices, including one in Peebles, we’re delighted to be able to offer cyclists across Scotland unrivalled, specialist, personal representation with claims following an accident on Scotland’s roads,” said Brenda, who is a highly respected and experienced personal injury lawyer.
“Thompsons shares my belief that specific groups of road users require specialist legal representation so, having established Motorcycle Law Scotland, it was a natural step to extend our services to cyclists,” continued Brenda. “And, in keeping with the ethos behind Motorcycle Law Scotland, every member of the Cycle Law Scotland team is a cyclist and understands only too well the unique hazards cyclists face on the road every day.”
Cycle Law Scotland’s Syd Smith has been cycling to work for 30 years. “If a cyclist is involved in an accident through no fault of their own and suffers injury and/or damage to their cycle and cycling equipment, it’s important they seek expert legal advice as soon as possible,” said Syd.
“By seeking legal advice from Cycle Law Scotland, injured cyclists can benefit from our in-depth knowledge of personal injury compensation, road traffic law and, of course, cycling. Personal, expert legal representation by lawyers with a genuine interest in cycling can make a difference.”
According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), around 16,000 cyclists are killed or injured in road accidents across the UK every year – a statistic which Syd fears could rise over the next few years.
“As a result of soaring fuel prices, innovative cycle-to-work schemes and people discovering how enjoyable cycling can be, there are increasing numbers of cyclists on our roads.
“Increased numbers, unfortunately, leads to increased risk of injury through accident and, with little by way of protection, cyclists can often sustain serious injury requiring expert legal help.”
With four offices across the country, including the Peebles office, Cycle Law Scotland aims to provide cyclists injured in accidents on Scotland’s roads with a dedicated, specialist, personal service – For Cyclists By Cyclists.
For more information about Cycle Law Scotland, call 0800 0812213, Text CLS to 60155 or visit www.cyclelawscotland.co.uk.