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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.

Do I have to pay for a hire bike I didn't even want?

Do I have to pay for a hire bike I didn’t even want?

19 May 2022

I was knocked off my bike at a roundabout, whilst stationary in the summer of 2019.

My Irish cousin used my bike. Police say he had no insurance. What can I do?

My Irish cousin used my bike. Police say he had no insurance. What can I do?

10 Mar 2022

I lent my spare bike – a tough old Fazer 1000 winter hack – to my cousin who came over from Ireland in May.

Can I put my bike in a van or on a trailer and travel to France?

Can I put my bike in a van or on a trailer and travel to France?

17 Feb 2022

I am planning on taking my bike into France later this year – it’s a street-legal trackday bike.

The farm trailer I hit had illegal tyres - can I claim?

The farm trailer I hit had illegal tyres – can I claim?

09 Dec 2021

I was riding my old dual-sport bike along a narrow single-track road. Ahead of me was a farmer on a quad towing a big livestock trailer.

Can I claim from a central fund instead of my own insurance?

Can I claim from a central fund instead of my own insurance?

11 Nov 2021

I was riding along a busy road in North Devon. Just as all the campers and caravanners were heading to the seaside.

I want my lost TA pay and benefits - am I being greedy?

I want my lost TA pay and benefits – am I being greedy?

14 Oct 2021

I had just passed selection for an especially tough Territorial Army unit. Before you go all “weekend warrior’ on me, it was one of the toughest selections within the British military and I got to wear a different-coloured beret.

Can I claim because there were no warning signs?

Can I claim because there were no warning signs?

10 Jun 2021

A lack of warning signs doesn’t mean you can avoid blame…

Hit by a EU truck. Does Brexit make a difference?

Hit by a EU truck. Does Brexit make a difference?

22 Apr 2021

I was riding my bike in a built-up area when I came to a foreign-registered lorry which was sat in the outside of two lanes at a crossroads – witnesses said it was indicating left but I did not see this. I went up its inside to carry on my journey and the truck started […]

Kids knocked over my bike, can I sue the parents?

Kids knocked over my bike, can I sue the parents?

18 Mar 2021

I parked my bike at a designated bike parking spot near a small shopping centre.

I slid off on an unclassified road - can I claim from the council?

I slid off on an unclassified road – can I claim from the council?

11 Mar 2021

I was riding my trusty old Blackbird in one of England’s National Parks. I went for a bit of an explore and found myself riding on some very basic and beaten-up unclassified roads. I wasn’t overly concerned – I had ridden trials as a young man, albeit a while ago.

To ride or not to ride in a lockdown? The legal position...

To ride or not to ride in a lockdown? The legal position…

16 Feb 2021

What are we to make of the muddle of riding a motorcycle in lockdown? My view is based as an English practitioner and concerning English Law.

Motorcycle accident on camera

Motorcycle accident on camera

10 Dec 2020

I was involved in a fairly minor off when a driver failed to give way. Speed has been alleged against me. I have an action camera which shows I was not speeding.

Bike blocked in by neighbour's car

Bike blocked in by neighbour’s car

26 Nov 2020

I park my bike in my back garden, to which I get access through what I call a ‘snicket’; a shared passage between two terraced houses which I have shared for years with my elderly widowed neighbour.

Will my son lose his licence?

Will my son lose his licence?

15 Oct 2020

My son, who has not long gained his A2 licence, was pulled over for speeding by the police, at 38mph in a 30mph zone.

Can I claim for increased premiums?

Can I claim for increased premiums?

06 Aug 2020

I have been involved in two no—fault collisions, both rear-enders and there was absolutely nothing I could do about either of them.

I did a runner from scooter scrotes

I did a runner from scooter scrotes

09 Jul 2020

Perhaps luckily for me, experience from two tours of Afghanistan helped me notice a youth with a hoodie pulled up over his face and wearing gloves, pressing a pedestrian-controlled light in London.

Oil dumped by plugless sump made me look like a chump

Oil dumped by plugless sump made me look like a chump

30 Apr 2020

I know nothing at all about maintaining my bike. I have never adjusted the chain, checked the oil or even the tyre pressures.

Cover for riding the ring

Cover for riding the ring

05 Mar 2020

I have checked my insurance policy and it specifically excludes “toll roads with no speed limits” and in addition, mentions the Nürburgring.

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Client Feedback

White Dalton have handled 1000's of motorcycle accident cases over the years. Here is some feedback from some of our recent clients...

Very good

Clare always kept me up-to-date.

DE

Top Notch!

Very pleased. Up-to-date information - many thanks

Scott

Extremely professional

Extremely professional, courteous, on a one to one basis. Overall an excellent firm which I will pass on to others.

PF

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White Dalton Motorcycle Solicitors are Britain’s most specialist motorbike accident compensation claims solicitors, dealing with all legal aspects of motorcycle accident compensation claims.

Every one of our motorbike solicitors rides and we have total motorbike experience. We have years of experience in successfully gaining compensation for motorcyclists injured on the road.