blybo wrote:Not that your opinion is biased or anything... . Adult cyclist riding much too fast on a footpath yet it couldn't possibly be his fault? At least partially? Please.
Why do you suggest my opinion is biased? I have been quoting the law.
As far as I am concerned if a driver cannot see along the path they are moving into then their duty is to move slower than walking pace to give any potential users time to adjust. This is just common sense really. Likewise it is totally unwise for cyclists to be speeding along the footpath.
Roz wrote:Because he was riding so fast he considers himself to be the guilty party as he if he were going slower he could have avoided the collision.
Fair enough it is fantastic when people are responsible and recognise their mistakes.
Roz wrote:To anyone who may wonder why with a cognitive disability he was on a bike, he has ridden for many years and is an experienced rider. Since becoming symptomatic he leads a more reclusive life and has few pleasures of which riding is one. His neurologist has not wanted to take that away from him but has encouraged him to use riding tracks and footpaths. If he continues to ride we will sign him up for membership with the Bicycle Network. I found the site while researching for the legalities and it is a great find. Thanks again!
Regarding dealing with the current situation. Forget a lawyer. If you want to admit liability then do so and offer to pay for the damages. Chat to the driver, they essentially have a choice of getting it repair and you simply paying them directly or going through their insurance company.