I’ve an array of various bikes (I’m really fortunate) and that night we determined to leap on the Gold Wing. It’s an enormous outdated lump, nevertheless it’s tremendous comfortable! The final word purpose was to get to a pub by the river about 30 miles away from house and have some dinner. While my spouse rides herself, she was eyeing up a glass of wine with dinner and he or she would by no means drink and journey, therefore why she was on the again as my pillion.

The solar was shining, we had the stereo blasting and life was good. I can’t keep in mind what occurred subsequent and neither can my spouse. Nonetheless, apparently a witness behind us says I used to be barely on the flawed aspect of the highway after which clipped an oncoming automobile and fell off. I wasn’t too badly damage (I really feel so responsible) however my spouse broke her wrist, ankle and eye socket. She works as a grocery store supervisor on the store flooring. As she can’t stroll, and so forth., she has been unable to return and has misplaced cash.

My insurance coverage firm has saved telling us for months that we have to wait to see how she heals up and they’ll advise and assist her. Nonetheless, after I spoke to a special handler lately, I used to be informed my spouse ought to get her personal solicitor as they now can’t discuss to her or assist her immediately. I used to be raging. What ought to she do?


Your spouse ought to get impartial authorized recommendation now. She mustn’t delay. While it could be a bitter tablet to swallow, it seems just like the collision was your fault so she will be able to sue you by purpose of her being an harmless pillion.

While which will sound bizarre, i.e. a spouse sues her personal husband, legally it’s not unusual. You pay insurance coverage and so they should cowl you and pay out to your spouse’s accidents and losses that you just prompted. As for the accidents, I think she might want to get an orthopaedic and ophthalmic opinion with a view to evidencing her losses which have arisen from the collision.

No matter your spouse does, she must get some impartial authorized recommendation. She mustn’t rely immediately in your insurer to advise and assist her and they need to have informed you/her that in the beginning.

Andrew Prendergast

Extra Bikes January 2023