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Gavin Grewal, used to volunteer his time as a special constable which gave him a good insight into how evidence is gathered from accident scenes. Gavin is partner at specialist motorcycle solicitors White Dalton.
22 Feb 2024
I was riding along a very minor C-class country road. The road itself was quite challenging: it had a series of sharp bends on a steep descent with a very pronounced camber.
21 Dec 2023
I was hoping to buy a BMW R1200GS and I had sourced one but the seller told me he had removed a failed ABS system: the bike is now non-ABS.
23 Nov 2023
I ran into the back of a car that had run out of fuel and had conked out about 10-12 metres past a blind bend.
05 Oct 2023
I read Richy Howland’s letter about travel insurance in the March issue of RiDE with interest.
07 Sep 2023
I have had a serious motorcycle accident. Liability is all agreed. I have taken a 20% hit because witnesses and various engineering experts have put me at about 80mph in a 60mph zone, which I accept as probably correct.
10 Aug 2023
I have had a nasty accident, which has resulted in a spiral fracture in my ankle. I hit a parked car on the approach to a village in darkness.
20 Jul 2023
I was taken off my bike in the most obvious no-fault accident imaginable. Because the case is live, I cannot go into details but I was stationary and a car hit me at speed from the rear, sending me over the top of my bike.
22 Jun 2023
I am having a bit of a debate with a member of my advanced group of riders. I commute into the city most days and in the autumn and winter, during the misty mornings, I have a high-intensity flashing beacon on my Kriega rucksack.
18 May 2023
I own a large adventure touring motorcycle that I bought from a franchised dealer and when they saw me, they must have been able to see I am a big lad.
19 Jan 2023
I think I may have made a terrible mistake. I had a motorcycle accident four years ago. At first it seemed I had soft-tissue injuries.
22 Dec 2022
I was fairly injured in France last year. The accident facts are quite straightforward; I was on a roundabout when a car cut me up from the inside, then decided to go right (i.e. across me) and scooped me up.
01 Dec 2022
I have what seems to be a pretty major problem. My bike was knocked over in a London parking bay.
03 Nov 2022
I am a 43-year-old bloke that has not long left the Army, having done my 22 years. I was riding into work when a car turned right across me – I was unable to avoid hitting it and did myself a fair bit of harm.
06 Oct 2022
I had an unexplained loss of control on my bike that I initially believed was a mechanical fault.
15 Sep 2022
I was hit by a car from behind as I was waiting in a queue of traffic. It was all very low speed but as the bike went down, it got pushed along the road on its side with me sat on the car’s bonnet.
18 Aug 2022
I was riding along a straight stretch of road and in the opposite lane, saw a camper van heading towards me, indicating right. I carried on and when I was really close to the camper van, it turned right, across my path.
28 Jul 2022
I was involved in an accident with no warning. I was riding around an easy sweeping bend when my bike just fell out from underneath me.
07 Jul 2022
My Yamaha FJR1800 was knocked down in Spain a few weeks ago. A driver reversed his car into me but as good luck would have it, the whole thing was captured on my bike’s on-board video. So, how do I get reimbursed for the damage for my bike? It is around £3000.