The net result is I spent three years in and out of hospital. Despite loads of treatment, unfortunately I had to have my arm amputated in 2012 because of the motorbike accident.

I never found out what happened to the car driver and don’t even know who he is now. As you can probably guess my life isn’t too good whereas I’m sure he just cracking on as normal. However, I now feel ready to start a motorcycle accident claim.

Can you help? Another solicitor said they couldn’t help as I’ve left it too long but that doesn’t seem fair or right to me.


I wish I could give you different advice. On a personal note, you have my genuine sympathies.

However, due to the Limitation Act 1980, you had three years from the date of the motorbike accident to settle your claim or start court proceedings.

As your motorbike accident was 10 years ago I am afraid you have left it too long. I am gutted you didn’t call me years ago as I could have helped. I wish you the best of luck for the future.

Andrew ‘Chef’ Prendergast

Motorcycle Monthly May 2018