Case Law


Car pulls out from junction and hits motorcycle filtering past a bus. Driver 100% to blame.

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Motorcyclist overtakes stationary lorry at junction and collides with exiting vehicle. Motorcylist entered hatched lines to do so and was also carrying too much speed.

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Motorcyclist filtering on offside of two rows of stationary cars collides with car driver. Driver 20% to blame.

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Car and filtering moped collide.

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Motorcyclist filters past stationary tanker at a junction and collides with vehicle crossing in front. Driver 50% to blame.

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Motorcyclist undertakes stationary vehicles and collides with a car. Driver 50% to blame.

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Motorcyclist overtaking a staionary queue of traffic when a car does a U-turn. Driver 100% to blame.

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Motorcyclist filtering past a stationary tractor and trailer at a junction collide with bus which is turning out. Driver 50% to blame.

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Motorcyclist overtakes a row of stationary traffic and collides with lead vehicle which is turning right. Driver 20% to blame (on appeal).

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Motorcyclist filtering using opposing carriageway collides with vehicle pulling across his path at a junction. Driver 2/3rd to blame.

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Car at crossroads collides with speeding motorcycle. Driver 80% to blame.

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Motorcyclist following lorry which suddenly turns left causing motorcyclist to come off and into path of another car. Driver 30% to blame.

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Scooter collides with refuge lorry which is turning left at a junction. Scooter rider 100% to blame.

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Pillion on motorcycle injured in collision with a car which exited from a junction. Driver 50% to blame

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Lorry and motorycle travelling in opposite directions collide as the lorry turns into a minor road. Lorry driver 100% to blame.

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A speeding motorcyclist and car collide at a junction. Blame is apportioned 60/40 in favour of the motorcyclist due to causative potency.

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Speeding scooter rider overtakes van at junction and collides with a car which cuts the corner and pulls out in front of him.

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Motorcyclist injured in collision with motorist after undertaking a stationary bus at a junction.

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Motorcyclist collides with car whilst overtaking stationary traffic, the traffic was stationary to allow another vehicle to turn onto the road 

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Car collides with motorcycle as it filters alongside a bus which stopped to allow the car to pull out at a junction

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Motorcyclist injured in collision on A12 as the car driver in front of him stopped unexpectedly

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Motorcyclist collides with car as it pulls out from a car park. Car at fault. Should have seen motorcycle. Motorcyclist above speed limit which contributed to the severity of the collision

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Motorcyclist collides with lorry and sustains serious injuries as a result of the lorry crossing its path in a filter lane.

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Two motorcyclists collide as the front rider takes a wrong turn into wasteland and the following rider skids in an attempt to stop behind. 

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A group of motorcyclists following one another collide as the lead rider misjudges a corner and brakes quickly.

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Moped rider collides with car as another car in front turns at a junction 

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Motorcyclists injured in collision caused by the debris of another incident on the same road

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Motorcyclist injured as a result of the lead motorcyclist in a convoy failing to negotiate a left turn, crossing onto the other side of the road where he was confronted with a car.

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Collision between scooter rider and a line of stopped cars. Lorry driving behind fails to stop behind the cars, one of which had a flat tyre, resulting in scooter rider being pushed into the back of the car line sustaining serious injuries.

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A group of motorcyclists collide causing fatal injuries as the rider at the front of the group fails to stop behind a van.

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Leslie ODonnell was awarded 100% of his damages by a Judge who concluded the causal factor was emergency braking.

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A collision occurred between a car in slow moving traffic and a motorcyclist as they overtook the traffic  

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Motorcycle and car collide as car turns across the path of the motorcycle following a last minute indication.

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Minibus makes a right turn without observing the motorcycle which was overtaking the traffic behind. The collision resulted in partial amputation of the pillion passenger's left arm.

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A Police motorcyclist is injured as a car makes a U-turn from a stationary queue of traffic.

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Motorcyclist and car driver collide in case of misguided overtaking.

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Car collides with motorcycle after attempting to execute a U-turn out of a queue of stationary traffic, the motorcyclist sustained multiple serious injuries including brain damage.

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A motorcyclist was in a collision with a pedestrian who emerged from an embankment onto the road and was struck by the left handlebar of the motorcycle.

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Motorcycle and pedestrian collide at informal pedestrian crossing. The pedestrian ran over the crossing not allowing the motorcycle enough time to stop and give way to him.

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Motorcyclist collides with car at a roundabout where a car fails to take the exit dictated by the lane they were driving in.

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Motorcycle and car collide at a 90 degree blind bend on a country road. At the time of the collision, the car was been driven on the wrong side of the road and both vehicles were travelling at approximately 60mph.

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A car driver was executing a three-point turn beyond a sharp bend in the road. A speeding motorcyclist came around the bend and was faced with car blocking his side of the carriageway. A collision occurred.

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Collision between motorcyclist and an agricultural vehicle on an unclassified rural road where the motorcyclist was found to be at fault.

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Motorcyclist injured in incident with large vehicle on a rural road. As the motorcyclist rounded a bend, the lorry came from the other direction, causing the motorcyclist's leg to be struck by the side of the lorry. 

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Car and motorcycle collide at a junction as motorcyclist overtakes vehicle on a major road just before the junction.

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Motorcyclist injured in collision on rural road involving a 4X4 which pulled out from a field entrance into the motorcyclist's path.

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Motorcyclist injured as large lorry blocks bend and forces the motorcyclist to take evasive action to avoid a head on collision.

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Motorcyclists sustain serious injuries in an attempt to avoid collision with a tractor.

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Motorcyclist collides with car and sustains life-changing injuries when negotiating a left-hand bend at an excessive speed.

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In a collision between a motorist and a motorcyclist, the judge rules in favour of the evidence presented by the motorcyclist. 

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Motorcyclist injured when colliding with a car making a U-turn. The motorcyclist was found to be 100% at fault due to travelling at excessive speed

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Motorcycle collides with a car which was stopped at the side of the road whilst the driver checked directions. 

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Pillion passenger injured in motorcycle collision caused by excessive speed on the part of the motorcyclist. 

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A motorcyclist was injured in a collision with a tractor pulling a trailer. It was concluded that the motorcyclist was travelling well above the speed limit for this road and thus the motorcyclist was found to be negligent 

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Motorcyclist is thrown from their motorcycle following a collision with a car whilst overtaking a bus at an excessive speed. 

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Motorcyclist collides with van which moves unexpectedly from one lane to another causing the motorcyclist to brake suddenly and be thrown from his motorbike.

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Motorcyclist injured in collision with car which turned across his path while overtaking a line of slow moving traffic

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Collision between a car and a motorcycle at a junction due to a misleading indication.

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Collision between car and lorry concludes to be the fault of the car driver. 

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Motorcyclist collides with motor vehicle as a result of erratic indication by the car driver.

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Baker was thrown from his motorbike and sued the manufacturer as the brakes seized up causing the incident. His claim was successful and the manufacturer was found to be 100% responsible. 

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A 16-year-old boy was knocked from his moped when turning into his driveway at night by a driver overtaking other traffic at speed with excess alcohol in their system.

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Contributory negligence case where car driver was blamed motorcyclist for being partly at fault for a collision where the pillion suffered a brain damage injury.

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Car driver travelling at speed hits the rear of a trailer which is across the white line on a bend and collides with vehicle travelling behind.

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Motorcyclist suffers serious injuries from a collision caused by losing control of her motorcycle whilst exiting a garage forecourt. She claimed that it was a road surface defect which had caused the 'whisky throttle' effect but this was thrown out in Court.

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Car collides with speeding motorcyclist at junction. Driver 25% to blame.

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A tractor turning right into a junction collides with an overtaking motorcycle.

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