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Bikelawyer’s Andrew Campbell, is MCN’s Legal expert and columnist writing the weekly MCN Law column. Andrew has been writing for MCN for over a decade. Readers write in with their questions and Andrew answers them. Links to the weekly law columns can be found below.

What should I do after an accident?

It was interesting reading your column about the crash on horse muck. I was going round a sharp left hand bend on a country road at approx. 15 mph...

Bogus calls about an accident

I currently have an ongoing claim against a car driver that pulled out in front of me. I was only insured third party, so I have decided to pursue...

Do I have to help my insurance company?

I was involved in a minor accident with a car when we were both going around a blind bend. I didn’t think either party was to blame. I wasn’t...

Do I need a lawyer after RTA?

I had an accident six weeks ago and the other driver’s insurers have contacted me and said that I don’t need a lawyer. They’ve repaired my bike told me...

Horse poo on the road

When travelling through a nearby village I came to a sharp bend and there was horse manure in lumps and spread over the road where the cars had driven...

Liability for filtering accident

I have received a liability offer in my accident claim which resulted from a filtering accident. The offer is 50% in my favour meaning I am 50% to blame....

Stung after collision caused by bees!

In September, I was on my side of a dual carriageway on my Firestorm. A Landrover came across from other side and hit me knocking me off and injuring...

Is high-viz worth it?

I am new to riding and my partner insists I buy a high visibility waistcoat to go over my Kevlar armoured jacket. I am used to wearing one from...

Damage while bike being recovered

While out one night in August I needed to call out recovery on my 1978 triumph t140. My insurer uses Call Assist which then used Burke Brothers recovery. After...

Dangerous acceleration

I have received a letter from a firm of solicitors saying that I was responsible for their client’s injuries and seeking compensation from me. They claim their car driver...

Can I claim for crash on winter grit

On Saturday morning, I had a low speed accident on a roundabout that was heavily gritted. The front wheel went from under me half way around it and I...

Riding without insurance

I got pulled by the police. They said their records showed that my bike was not insured. I explained that I was insured and used my mobile to show...

Late penalty notice after house move

I recently moved house but before I could change the address on my driving licence I was caught by a speed camera. My former landlord didn’t forward the penalty...

Who is at fault for filtering crash

I was filtering down a line of slowly moving traffic just on the inside of the central white line at about 5mph faster than slow-moving traffic, when the car...

Should I appeal court decision

I was in court last week as a result of my bike accident. I was claiming against a car driver for injuries caused in the accident but I lost...

Accident after road repair

Last week, I was riding my bike along a wet country road in North Wales and was negotiating a bend when my bike lost traction and I ended up...

Diplomatic immunity

No one can have escaped the recent news surrounding the tragic story of the biker killed in an accident with a US diplomat’s wife. Who does diplomatic immunity apply...

What are the pillion rules

What are the rules on carrying a passenger on my bike and is there an age limit on being a pillion passenger? I ask because my wife is showing...

What exactly is contributory negligence

What exactly is contributory negligence? I’m in the process of making a claim after I was knocked off by a car which just pulled into my path from a...

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