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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.
01 Mar 2018
Two motorbikes, two Insurance companies, one fire and one mess. Insurance of first motorbike to catch fire pays for both
18 Jan 2018
I was involved in a pretty nasty crash a little over a year ago. I needed a full year off work and have returned to work part-time. The insurers for the other driver have been perfectly decent.
16 Nov 2017
I have a Triumph Tiger 1200 Explorer XCa. A couple of weeks ago I was riding in typical British summer weather of sun and showers. I was wearing a full textile jacket and decided to stand on the pegs to get a bit of air flow through the suit to cool down.
28 Sep 2017
I was involved in a collision In Belgium, with a driver from France. The French driver reversed out of a parking bay without looking and clipped me off my bike.
24 Aug 2017
I have taken my motorcycle Direct Access at 27 years old, having driven cars and passed my car test nine years ago in Poland
22 Jun 2017
Can a English solicitor bring a claim for somebody who lives in Northern Ireland against a French driver, for an accident in France?
01 Jun 2017
I was involved in a nasty motorcycle accident. A car failed to give way, pulled out in front of me and I sustained serious fractures to both of my wrists.
28 Apr 2017
I was involved in a no-fault accident in France. The Insurance company transported my six-month-old bike back to the UK, then scrapped it and offered me a settlement figure for it.
30 Mar 2017
I was riding a local green lane that is a byway open to all traffic (there are signs at each end confirming it) as two horses came down it towards me. I stopped and killed the engine but, rather than just riding by, the lead rider decided to have a go at me with the […]
02 Mar 2017
I recently saw a video on social media of a scooterist riding along a pavement, and I was told that the rider wasn’t prosecuted. Is It ever actually legal to ride a motorcycle on the pavement? There must be some grey areas.
16 Feb 2017
I was hit by a car that made a U-turn as I was attempting to pass it in a slow-moving queue of traffic. So far, so easy – but I’m being told that I am equally to blame for this crash.
02 Feb 2017
I was riding along a four-lane stretch of motorway, two-up in the second lane, when I was smacked in the fairing by a chunk of tyre. To my right I could see a Ford Focus grinding along the central reservation. The Focus then span and slewed across lanes four, three and two, coming to rest […]
08 Dec 2016
I fell off my bike at about 50mph when a car in the opposite lane turned right in front of my bike. We did not make contact, but I grabbed a handful of non-ABS brake, my front end washed out and I slid down the road.
01 Dec 2016
I was riding with a friend along a wide and well-maintained country B-road. My friend was leading on his on his KTM 1190 Adventure, and I was following on my Suzuki GSX-R1000.
13 Oct 2016
I was riding with a group of friends, all of whom are better at taking corners than I am. I was in the middle of a group of five. the lead rider is very quick, but waits for me and the one other slower rider in our group.
30 Jun 2016
I had an altercation with some horse riders while I was out on my Yamaha R1, which is fitted with aftermarket exhaust cans that are not approved for road use.
23 Jun 2016
I was knocked off my bike while riding up the inside of a line of traffic. A driver pulled into my path, out of a side road to my left, having been flashed out by a van driver who was a little bit ahead of me.
26 May 2016
What happens to bikers if we leave the European Union? Over the years, the EU has been involved with – or blamed for – legislation connected to everything from border controls and import duties to the riding test and horsepower limits. What will happen if we vote to say in or stay out?