Contributory negligence

Motorcycle Law
February 12, 2024

Lindsay v Lamb (2007)

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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Motorcycle Law

Dorning v Personal Representatives of Paul Rigby (2007)

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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Motorcycle Law

Clift v Hawes (1999)

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

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Motorcycle Law

Stark v Lyddon [2019] EWCH 2076 (QB)

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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Motorcycle Law

Kyriacou v Finch (2021)

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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Motorcycle Law

Hernandez v Acar

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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Motorcycle Law

Amy Cockburn v MCE Insurance

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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Motorcycle Law

Lambert v Clayton EWCA Civ 237

A speeding motorcycle collides with pickup and trailer turning right into a farm just after a blind summit….

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Motorcycle Law

McKee v Tough and NFU

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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Motorcycle Law

YYY & Anor v ZZZ

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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Motorcycle Law

Capps v Miller (1989)

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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Motorcycle Law

Everett v Dyer 2019

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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