Woman knocked down while on phone wins payout from cyclist

Found on The Guardian on Wednesday, 19 June 2019
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Judge Shanti Mauger, at Central London county court, said the cyclist was “a calm and reasonable road user” and that Brushett was looking at her phone when she walked into the road in front of him.

The judge’s ruling found that the parties shared responsibility, so while Brushett is guaranteed a payout, she will get only half of the full value of her claim.

People have to learn to look ahead. Yes, the cyclist might have done better, but walking around like a blind zombie and staring at your phone should be reason enough to dismiss any claims. People dumb down more and more and expect others to be responsible.