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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.

Cocaine and riding

I have an ongoing claim from an accident last summer. I was on the back of my brother’s bike as he was giving me a lift home. We had...

Can I claim after a near miss?

I had a near miss last weekend which I can’t stop thinking about. A car pulled across my path from a junction and the driver didn’t even seem to...

Is it fleeing the scene negligence?

I had an accident when I lost control of my Hornet because I was run off the road by someone who fled the scene. I had modest injuries and...

Does my insurance cover commuting?

In September last year I was riding to work when I had an accident with a car on a roundabout. I agreed with my solicitor that I would be...

Can I change solicitor mid-claim?

I am not happy with the lack of communication I get from my solicitors provided by my insurer following my accident. I am always having to chase them and...

Insurance increase after no fault accident

I have fully comprehensive insurance. A car pulled out of a junction into my path. I was luckily not injured other than bruising but my bike and leathers were...

Can I claim future medical costs?

I had an accident in 2020. I am getting towards settling my case and my solicitors sent a statement of financial loss to the other side’s solicitors with a...

Is it too late to claim?

I had quite a bad accident in May 2018 caused by a hit and run driver. I was in hospital for a few weeks and have not fully recovered....

Is legal expense insurance worth it?

I am renewing my motorcycle insurance and previously I paid extra to include legal insurance. I’ve never had to use it and with the increase in living costs, I...

Can I sue my bad lawyer?

Just over 3 years ago I came off on a diesel spill on a roundabout. It covered about a quarter of the roundabout. The police told me that there...

Can I ride bike to MOT test?

If my MOT has expired, how would that affect my insurance while riding to the MOT test station? My friend says that I would not be insured to ride...

Can a passenger be prosecuted?

As I was filtering between two lines of stand still traffic a passenger in a car in the outside lane opened his door to get out of the car....

Is an apology an admission?

Two weeks ago I was riding home from work and filtering through heavy traffic when a car came out of a side road and I collided with the front...

How can I prove I was dazzled?

I have an issue with my compensation claim following a bike accident that happened at night in November. I was returning from my shift at the hospital I work...

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