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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.
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.
23 Jun 2022
I was involved in a side swipe on the motorway. I was in lane two, my speed set by cruise control to 70 mph.
09 Jun 2022
I have been ticketed for getting off my motorcycle and pushing it through a pedestrianised area.
19 May 2022
I was knocked off my bike at a roundabout, whilst stationary in the summer of 2019.
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.
17 Feb 2022
I am planning on taking my bike into France later this year – it’s a street-legal trackday bike.
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.
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.
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.
10 Jun 2021
A lack of warning signs doesn’t mean you can avoid blame…
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 […]
18 Mar 2021
I parked my bike at a designated bike parking spot near a small shopping centre.
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.
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.
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.
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.