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Litigation and legal issues

United Kingdom

A solicitor's experience

The views of a solicitor specialising in cycling injuries

Cycle helmets: A duty to wear?

A legal view on contributory negligence by Martin Porter QC

Cyclists win helmet battle with insurer

Insurance company drops claim of contributory negligence after protest by cyclists. 2002.

Helmet standards and capabilities

The opinion of the UK's foremost expert on helmet mechanics including his experience in court

Liverpool cyclist wins helmet litigation

A cyclist in Liverpool wins full damages despite a counter-claim that he was negligent by not wearing a cycle helmet. 1999.

Medical opinion in litigation

The views of a solicitor and a neurosurgeon on the effectiveness of helmets

Newcastle High Court judgement against contributory negligence

High Court judge rules that child cyclist was not negligent for not wearing a helmet, although the child lost the case on other grounds. 2001.

Young cyclist wins crash case against insurance 'bully-boys'

Judge rules that unhelmeted child was not negligent. 2001.