December 10 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
A Costessey cyclist seriously injured when he was hit from behind by a car while he competed in a cross-country bike trial, has issued High Court proceedings against the negligent Norwich driver who caused his injuries.
The claim, issued on behalf of William Dorsett, 26, of The Street, Costessey, says that on August 8, 2010 he was cycling along the A11 when he was struck from behind by a car driven by Stephen Wilkinson, of Blyth Road, Norwich.
The claim says Direct Line, Mr Wilkinson’s insurers, have conceded liability in this matter and have also confirmed that allegations of contributory fault will not be made against Mr Dorsett, who was wearing a cycling helmet.
The claim states that Mr Dorsett has relied “on that admission and consequently has not investigated the issue of liability further.
“In view of the admission, it is not necessary to set out specific allegations of negligence here. In the premises the claimant has suffered injury, loss and damage”.
The High Court claim form doesn’t particularise Mr Dorsett’s injuries but it does state the legal evidence will be provided by a neurosurgical expert, psychological expert, a neuro-psychological expert, and evidence submitted regarding his spine, hand surgery, and condition of his lower limbs.
Mr Dorsett claims damages that will exceed £300,000 against Mr Wilkinson over his injuries and losses.