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Crashed riders risk negligent charge

More and more riders are being charged with negligent driving (riding) after a single-vehicle crash, says NSW traffic and criminal law specialist Chris Kalpage. Our contributing lawyer has previously written articles about defending various charges and last time he addressed the issues arising out of dangerous driving and negligent driving causing death or grievous bodily …

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How to prevent motorcycle crashes and what to do if you do crash

(Contributed post) Although the Australian motorcycle market fell by 6.1% in 2019, motorcycles are still one of the most popular means of transport in the country, with more than a million operating on Australian roads today. If you have been considering investing in a motorcycle, it’s pretty clear why you’d want one; motorcycles are cheap, fun, and if …

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3 examples of when a rider may need legal advice

(Contributed post on legal advice for our North American readers) Most of the time motorbike riders have no need to hire a lawyer or solicitor. They can enjoy riding their bikes without any problems. But, every now and again things can go wrong. In some of those situations, it is wise to seek automotive legal …

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8 Mistakes to Avoid After a Motorbike Accident

(Contributed article for our North American readers) Having a motorbike accident can be a very traumatizing experience, you’ll be shocked, scared and confused which will make it more likely that you’ll make mistakes which can heart your chances to get appropriate compensation from insurance companies. That money is rightfully yours and you’ll need it to cover …

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Toowoomba riding trainer Tony Gallagher watched in horror as his Kawasaki ZRX1200R sunk into thin bitumen and tall over in a Crows Nest main street parking bay.

Payout refused on parking fall damage

Toowoomba riding trainer Tony Gallagher watched as his 2001 Kawasaki ZRX1200R sunk into thin bitumen and then fall over in a Crows Nest main street parking bay. The incident caused about $1700 in damage to his bike that he uses in his business and ruined his $600 Shoei helmet. To add insult to “injury”, Toowoomba …

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Legal lesson for wearing appropriate rider gear

Riders injured in a crash that was not their fault may still have to accept some of the blame if they are not wearing enough protective clothing. The legal term is “contributory negligence” and it can result in a reduced payout for riders, even if they are not at fault. Motorcycle crash experts Maurice Blackburn …

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Rider challenges helmet sticker fine

A Victorian rider is challenging a fine for not having an external compliance sticker on his Australian-approved motorcycle helmet as he claims the internal certificate label makes it compliant. Alasdair “Ted” Cameron says he was pulled over in April 2018 on his 2016 Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider S about 200m from his home in Geelong by one …

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Your legal rights on motorcycle recalls

What are your legal rights when your motorcycle is recalled for a safety issue? Motorcycle recalls happen frequently as faults arise after prolonged riding by customers. In recent recalls: The 2014 1199 Panigale S, 1199 Superleggera and 1199 Panigale R motorcycles were recalled in the US and only the 2014/15 1199/1299 Panigale S in Australia for for …

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