This resulted in me crashing at round 70mph on a straight highway. I can’t bear in mind why I fell off, solely that the throttle had acquired caught on earlier than I did. I didn’t need the insurer trying on the bike too intently in case they didn’t pay out for it. Fortunately, they didn’t and I acquired paid out for the bike. Thereafter it acquired offered by them by means of a web based public sale in June 2022.

A couple of month in the past, the person who bought it by way of the public sale tracked me all the way down to get some extra data on the bike. He additionally instructed me that in his opinion a cable had been wrongly routed when he checked out it, and that prompted the throttle to stay open typically.

I now wish to carry a declare in opposition to the storage who serviced my bike for inflicting the accident. I broke my ankle on the time and trashed my package. What do you suppose?


As for bringing a declare, it is going to be helpful so that you can know the authorized take a look at earlier than we go any additional. In England and Wales, you because the claimant has to show on the ‘stability of possibilities’ that:

  1. The storage has been negligent
  2. Due to that negligence, you might have suffered a loss, or will endure a loss.

In case you had spoken to me on the time of the accident, I’d have suggested you to maintain the motorcycle and get it inspected by a courtroom compliant engineering skilled. If s/he confirmed that the throttle was sticking open because of the work carried out by the storage, you then would have good proof to pursue a declare.

Nevertheless, because the ‘proof’, i.e. the bike, handed by way of many fingers and was offered, I’m of the opinion you’d wrestle to show ‘on the stability of possibilities’ that the storage was responsible on your accident.

In easy phrases, you not have the proof to show your case for my part. Subsequently, I’m afraid you don’t have a case and you’d lose at courtroom.

Andrew Prendergast

Extra Bikes February 2023