Our client, Antony Keegan, a 56-year-old security guard, was cycling home from work on Selvage Lane in Edgware when a car turned right into a driveway, cutting across his path.

Anthony had no time to avoid the car and crashed into the side of it, and the impact threw him onto its roof.

He was taken to hospital and found to have a soft tissue injury to his chest and a laceration on his chin, which needed 80 stitches. His bicycle was irreparably damaged.

Anthony had two weeks off work after the accident but returned before his injuries had healed because he couldn’t afford further time off.

He turned to Thompsons, and our expert road traffic accident team secured more than £4,000 for him in compensation.

He said: “I was cycling home from work during rush hour so traffic was almost at a standstill; I was moving slowly past the cars on my right with the kerb to my left. With no warning at all the driver of a car travelling in the opposite direction pulled across into a driveway on my left and by the time I saw the car coming across my path it was too late.

“There is no way I could have taken on the insurers of the driver at fault on my own – legal representation was vital for me.”

“There is no way I could have taken on the insurers of the driver at fault on my own – legal representation was vital for me.”

Antony, our road traffic accident client