Category Archives: Motorcycle accidents

Motorcycle accidents and motorcycle riding

Is there a safe speed for a motorcycle overtaking a stationary traffic queue?

If a motorcyclist is overtaking a line of traffic and hits a vehicle which pulls out of that line a claim for compensation will be defended. The argument is the motorcycle was being ridden too fast, or filtering was not … Continue reading

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Motorcycle filtering past traffic queue

Ben was riding a Derbi GPR50 motorcycle on the A143 in the Great Barton area. In his direction traffic was queuing because of road works ahead. He decided to overtake the queue, but ran into the front of a coach … Continue reading

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Contributory negligence examples

The concept of contributory negligence is based on a claimant being partly responsible for the damage. The clearest example is a car driver who does not wear a seat belt. Not wearing the seat belt does not cause the accident, but it contributes to the damage – the injury. Continue reading

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Motorcycle filtering through traffic

Motorcycle, scooter and moped filtering in and past traffic Filtering through traffic is one of the many advantages of riding a motorcycle, a scooter, or a moped. The downside is that it is one of the most dangerous things you … Continue reading

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Third party capture

Third party capture Third party capture is the name given to a practice operated by some insurance companies after road traffic accidents. They know their own driver is at fault so the insurer will contact the innocent party direct, before … Continue reading

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Tractor turns right

Tractor turns right across overtaking motorcyclist A tractor turning right without indicating as a motorcyclist overtook had serious consequences. The rider was knocked off his bike and then run over. Many fractures were suffered, together with a head injury. The … Continue reading

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Motorcycle v U turning car

U turn causes motorcycle accident Jack was on his way home from work on his Kawasaki ZX9R motorcycle, his pride and joy. The bike at the time was renowned as the fastest bike on the road. He had been riding … Continue reading

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Head injury – long term effect

Motorcyclist suffers head injury A motorcyclist suffered a catalogue of physical injuries, but most serious long term was a head injury. The rider was overtaking a tractor which turned right across him, and then ran him over. By establishing the … Continue reading

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