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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.

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.

She's trying to get off by saying I shouldn't have been riding

She’s trying to get off by saying I shouldn’t have been riding

27 Feb 2020

I was riding my uncle’s motorcycle on a warm summer’s day. He was working away from home and told me I could borrow it.

Can my ex stop me seeing my daughter if I take her on my bike?

Can my ex stop me seeing my daughter if I take her on my bike?

16 Jan 2020

Some years ago, I went through a very unpleasant divorce and my ex-wife has always been difficult about me having contact with our daughter.

Should I have been wearing 'specialist' trousers?

Should I have been wearing ‘specialist’ trousers?

19 Dec 2019

I decided to take the scenic route to pick up a takeaway curry for myself and my husband – top boxes are very useful.

Should I pay to get proof of no-claims discount?

Should I pay to get proof of no-claims discount?

28 Nov 2019

I have insured my bike through a well-known insurance company for the last four years and am now changing insurer.

Have I been caught speeding?

Have I been caught speeding?

08 Aug 2019

I took my bike out for a cold but spirited ride at the weekend. However, I passed a liveried-up ‘Safety Camera Partnership’ van probably a bit quicker than I should have. I didn’t see a camera flash or anything. Have I been caught, do you think? I am even more confused by these new ‘smart […]

Does wearing shades make me negligent?

Does wearing shades make me negligent?

30 May 2019

I was involved in a straightforward accident, I was riding along a busy urban road and, as I crossed through a green light, a car in the opposite lane travelling in the opposite direction turned right, straight across my path.

Should my insurer pay out?

Should my insurer pay out?

02 May 2019

My motorcycle was stolen recently. It is valued at around £7000 but I gave the registration incorrectly to the insurers.

Should he accept a reduction?

Should he accept a reduction?

07 Mar 2019

My son was involved in a relatively low-speed accident on his scooter. I am a biker so I had bought him all the proper kit.

Can I claim if I slid on a muddy road?

Can I claim if I slid on a muddy road?

05 Mar 2019

I was riding my bike on what I thought was a pleasant, dry day, and as I approached a building site for a development of houses, my bike slid out from underneath me on what I now realise was a slick of slimy mud.

Brexit and foreign speeding tickets

Brexit and foreign speeding tickets

31 Jan 2019

I have just come back from a ten-day riding break in Spain, which I can highly recommend – Malaga has some fantastic roads. But I have come home to a nasty souvenir, a €50 fine for speeding.

Should I appeal a parking fine?

Should I appeal a parking fine?

06 Dec 2018

I had to take my motorbike into Westminster and after shackling my motorbike down with every lock I own. I went to pay the motorbike parking fee.

High and dry in the Highlands

High and dry in the Highlands

25 Oct 2018

I was following a coach along some single track roads in the Scottish Highlands. Eventually the driver braked to give way to an oncoming vehicle, but then put his coach into reverse and backed up and in the process, ran both me and my motorcycle over.

Motorbike modifications, does my insurer need to know?

Motorbike modifications, does my insurer need to know?

16 Aug 2018

When does an motorbike accessory become a modification to a motorbike? And If I make a minor modification to the bike, how much does my Insurer need to know?

Make sure you're covered

Make sure you’re covered

21 Jun 2018

We would like annual holiday / travel insurance specifically for motorcyclists, or a policy that is happy to cover bikers as part of a more general travel insurance scheme, as several short trips a year, always to Europe and always touring on normal roads.

Repatriating bike from France

Repatriating bike from France

10 May 2018

I was involved in a collision in France that resulted in me being carted off to the local hospital.

Is touching my sat-nav illegal?

Is touching my sat-nav illegal?

22 Mar 2018

I have a fancy Garmin-made BMW sat nav on my R1200GS, which works with a thumb-wheel control on the left-hand bar. However, a police friend of mine told me that, notwithstanding the thumb ring, if I operated the sat nav while riding I would be committing an offence.

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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...

Described every part of the process excellently.

Dealt with professionally with prompt updates. Clare F was excellent.

IW

Professional & Friendly

I found your service to be professional & friendly. My case was dealt with efficiently and promptly. Overall I was kept informed as it progressed although Read more...

Jeremy

Excellent service

Slick, professional, excellent service

JF

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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.