The O2W legal column is compiled by managing partner Andrew ‘Chef’ Prendergast and his bike-riding barristers and solicitors at White Dalton Motorcycle Solicitors.
The firm deals with personal injury claims and its sister company, Motor Defence Solicitors, deals with motoring offences.
White Dalton lawyers have a vast knowledge of bike law – and they have full bike licences, too. They don’t act for insurance companies or the prosecution.
White Dalton is Britain’s premier specialist motorcycle law practice, and if its professionals don’t know the answer to your question, there probably isn’t one. Don’t rely on the advice from your insurance-appointed solicitor – get proper independent advice.
15 Apr 2021
I was riding through an industrial estate around a gentle left-hander and I slid across the road, hitting the kerb and breaking my pelvis.
08 Oct 2020
Eighteen months ago a young lad rear-ended me at traffic lights. He didn’t see me, my bright yellow Vespa GTS 300 ‘Victor’ was written off and I had a long 12-month recovery as I’d fractured three vertebrae.
17 Sep 2020
Straddling my motorcycle in traffic with my headphones in listening to a podcast, all hell broke loose as I was barged on to the floor by two scally lads trying to nick my bike.
10 Sep 2020
Last summer I got an apprenticeship with a local carpentry firm and got myself an Aprilia RS4 125.
07 May 2020
My husband recently picked up his first set of wheels. Now, whilst I was born with only one foot; my life has been pretty normal and my foot (or lackof) has never held me back–until now.
23 Jan 2020
I’ve come into biking late, passing my test a year ago and buying a CBR600F.
09 Jan 2020
I work at a pub and after work I usually stop for a cheeky pint or two with the locals after hours.
14 Nov 2019
I convinced my girlfriend to hop on as pillion so we could cruise down Great Yarmouth seafront
10 Oct 2019
I live 10 miles from where I work and do weird shifts, so ‘Harriet’ the Honda CBR125 has been a life-saver (the bus service was never gonna cut it).
15 Aug 2019
I got sideswiped by a truck whilst filtering through traffic; he clipped my bike’s rear end, breaking my back light and rear mudguard whilst trying to get out of a junction.
04 Jul 2019
I was waiting at a junction when some old man bumped into the rear of me while driving in his E-Type!
06 Jun 2019
My mates and I like to head out after college for a razz and a bit of a tear-up
28 Mar 2019
I’ve picked up a new Kawasaki Versys X-300 recently (got a mega dealer discount) after my old AJP bike got nicked.
20 Dec 2018
Zipping home on my Yamaha YZF-R125, I was on a mission to dump my motorbike, then swing out to the pub with the guys off my college course for a celebratory drink.
13 Dec 2018
I have a Yamaha MT-125 to get to and from college as I live about 15 miles away and the bus journey goes via Jupiter.
04 Oct 2018
I was riding my AJS Tempest 125 and went through a red light by mistake, hitting a car.
27 Sep 2018
I work for a well-known pizza chain and was delivering a 12in pepperoni on a works scooter when I got a delivery of my own… a ticket from Mr Plod.
20 Sep 2018
My ‘old man’ threatened to castrate me if I got caught riding like a dipstick.