motorbike accident

#1 2011-05-13 22:27:06
Labs ryc

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motorbike accident

Hello.
I was hit by a car while riding my motorbike. I didn't take car drivers details by myself, but he was arrested by police, so they have the details. The problem is the police is not giving any information to my solicotor, so my claim is freezed. Half-a-year has passed and nothing changed. My bike is crashed, i'm still paying the insurance and for the storage. Can I sell the bike or sent it abroad. Will this affect my claim?

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#2 2011-05-15 15:18:54
Tony Carter

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The Police will not release the case file until it has been fully dealt with, for example if the other driver was prosecuted, and even then it will take several months after the case has been closed before your solicitor receives the case papers, and even then that is provided they have paid the ?60 fee.

However, the Police should provide the name and address of the third party to your solicitor in order that they can get the letter of claim sent off, and your solicitor should know this.

I would not sell your bike at the moment as it may stil be required for examination either by your solicitors or the third party insurers and it could prejudice your claim if you sell it without authorisation.

However, these out of pocket costs can all be claimed back, just make sure that you keep a record so that they can be added to the schedule of costs, and if there is a particular financial harship, you could ask for an interim payment.

Speak to your solicitor and get them to pull their finger out, the Police will relaease details of the third party to bona fide law firms.

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#3 2011-05-17 15:30:31
Labs ryc

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Thanks for the answer.
I have spoken to my solocitors, they advise me not to sell the bike. While there is no police report, no examination can be done by them.

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#4 2011-06-13 20:33:10
stuart890

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i think it will not be the right time to sell the bike because the insurance company may want to see it.

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#5 2011-07-16 23:32:33
legaleagle

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The fee is ?130 for the police report.Wewre there any witnesses to the accident? Your solicitors could take a statement from them .If the staments support your version of events, then thsi will be easier to get the other side to admit liabilty.You do not say what your injuries are, if they are significant your solicitor should try asking for an inetrim payment if medical evidence has been obtained and liabilty ahs been admitted. I am a specialist personal Injury/Clinical negligence with 20 years experience from leading london city firmsIf you want a free no obligation discussion , please call me on 07506044484
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