Running Motorcycle Claims

Invaulable guidance on how to run motorcycle claims effectively

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Course Overview

Motorcycles represent only 1% of road transport, yet they account for one in seven road deaths and serious injuries. This worrying situation has deteriorated in recent years.

Claims for motorcyclists involves consideration of many special factors; so whether you are an experienced practitioner seeking a refresher, or you are new to this area of personal injury law, this invaluable webinar will ensure that you are armed with the knowledge needed to handle such claims effectively.

During this 45-minute webinar solicitor and experienced lecturer Nicky Carter will examine the following topics and relevant case law:
•  Motorcycle specific risks and injuries
•  Protective equipment
     o    O’Connell v Jackson [1972] 1QB270
     o    Capps v Miller [1989] 1 W.L.R. 839
     o    Smith v Finch [2009] EWHC 53 (QB)
•  Causation
•  The Highway Code and Motorcycle cases
•  Liability
     o    Jones v Lawton [2013] EWHC 4108 (QB),
     o    Buswell v Symes [2015] EWHC 1379 (QB)
     o    Valentine v Transport for London [2010] EWCA Civ 1358
•  Ex-turpi
     o    McCracken v Smith [2015] EWCA Civ 380

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the supporting documentation
  • This course provides 0.75 CPD points

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Be aware of the types of injuries suffered by those involved in motorcycle accidents and the various legislation and case law relating to the use of safety equipment
  • • Be familiar with the Highway Code Rules specific to motorcycle claims
  • • Have considered liability scenarios regarding accidents involving motorcycles e.g. motorcycles filtering past and/or overtaking traffic, poor conditions on the highway, speed etc.
  • • Have a greater understanding of key case law in this area

What is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for personal injury practitioners of all levels including paralegals, fee earners, trainees and experienced solicitors


About Instructor - Nicky Carter

Nicky has over 20 years experience as a claimant PI lawyer and works with a number of leading national firms and regularly presents courses for several of the country's largest providers of legal training. In addition she lectures on the BPTC and in the coming months will be lecturing on the CILEX level 3 and level 6 courses.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar

Supporting Documentation

  • Slides
    27 Page


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