Out of time

Out of time

In 2008 I was riding my Fazer 600 when a car turned right across my path. The smack up was really bad and put me in a coma for four months.

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

Disclaimer: The legal advice and statements contained within this/these articles is correct at the time of printing. If you are seeking legal advice after a motorbike accident please contact us to speak directly with one of our lawyers.

Posted by Andrew Prendergast. Last modified: July 30, 2018 at 8:48 am

Andrew has been riding motorcycles since he was 10 years old and currently rides a ZZR1400 as his daily commuter whether it is sunny or snowing. In addition, he is currently restoring an old Honda CB750 K1. Andrew practices across all areas of motorcycle law, with his practice involving both civil claims and motoring defence work.


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