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This podcast is aimed at personal injury practitioners interested in the common issues arising in Motorcycle Accident claims. It looks at the typical motorcyclist as a client and the common injuries they can present with. It also sets out the law relating to some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents including filtering, late indication, misleading signals, hazardous weather conditions, diesel spills and the condition of the road.

After completing the course you will:
  • Be aware of what distinguishes a motorcyclist from other road traffic accident claimants;
  • Be able to recognise common causes of motorcycle accidents and how liability has been decided by the courts in the case law;
  • Have considered the Highway Code Guidance on motorcyclists;
  • Recognise the duties of the Highway Authority regarding road conditions;
  • Be aware of the common injuries in motorcycle accident cases.
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Case Update
Legal Principles
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Access Legal Motorbike Blog;
  • Clarke v Winchurch (1968);
  • Davis v Schrogin (2006);
  • Farley v Buckley (2007);
  • Goodes v East Sussex County Council (2000);
  • Haydon v. Kent County Council [1978];
  • Hertfordshire CC v Veolia Water Central Ltd [2010];
  • Highways Act 1980;
  • Hillman and Tomkins (1995);
  • Jacobs v Hampshire County Council (1984);
  • James and Another v Preseli Pembrokeshire District Council [1993];
  • Mott MacDonald Ltd v Department for Transport (2006);
  • Pell v Moseley [2003];
  • Powell & Moody (1966);
  • Rhiannon Pace v Swansea City & County Council(2007);
  • Rider v Rider [1973];
  • Soil v Bromwich (1998);
  • 'The Economic Significance of the UK Motorcycle Industry’. A report by The Motorcycle Industry Association Feb 2010;
  • The Highway Code;
  • Wadsworth v Gillespie (1978);
  • Winter v Cotton (1985);
  • Worsfold v Howe (1979).

In this podcast Simon Richards from Shoosmiths, a road traffic accident specialist, discusses motorcycle accidents and some of the common issues that arise in these claims.

Date added: 13/10/2011

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