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Should my brief be ask­ing me for ad­vice? Q ‘You need to ar­range a meet­ing to dis­cuss your claim in de­tail’

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An­swered by Steve Scully, GT Mo­tor­cy­cles


Would boots like the Alpines­tars Corozal Ad­ven­ture be strong enough to take the side im­pact of a mo­tor­cy­cle fall­ing on your lower leg and an­kle? I am look­ing for an all-rounder that means I don’t have to wear mo­tocross boots on an ad­ven­ture bike. Mau­rice Geeves, email

An­swered by Keith Rois­set­ter, In­fin­ity Mo­tor­cy­cles A cross­over boot like this can never of­fer the pro­tec­tion of a

I was knocked off my mo­tor­cy­cle and my bike was writ­ten off. The driver re­spon­si­ble ad­mit­ted fault and I have re­ceived money for my bike, but not for my in­juries. The solic­i­tors who con­tacted me were re­lated to my in­surer and they ap­proached me rather than me choos­ing them. For the past 18 months I have been un­der­go­ing treat­ment to my wrist. I have not rid­den a bike since as the thought ter­ri­fies me. When­ever I think about the crash I cry un­con­trol­lably and I am find­ing it hard to move on psy­cho­log­i­cally. I have been of­fered £5000 com­pen­sa­tion “in full and fi­nal set­tle­ment” but I can’t be­lieve this is right. My so­lic­i­tor has asked me what I want to of­fer but he’s the so­lic­i­tor, not me! What should I say? Linda Black­well, Brid­gend It is not for your so­lic­i­tor to ask you how much you think your claim is worth. That is their job. He should be tak­ing steps to prop­erly value your claim and it is es­sen­tial in your case to ob­tain med­i­cal ev­i­dence from a con­sul­tant psy­chi­a­trist as well as an or­thopaedic sur­geon. I am wor­ried that your so­lic­i­tor does not know what he is do­ing and you need to ar­range a meet­ing to dis­cuss your claim in de­tail oth­er­wise you could end up with an un­der set­tle­ment.

It sounds like you would ben­e­fit from coun­selling to get you over the fear that you are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing. If you have an un­treat­able pho­bic anx­i­ety dis­or­der then you may be en­ti­tled to claim the fu­ture in­creased travel costs of hav­ing to drive a car rather than bike if ap­pli­ca­ble. Speak to your so­lic­i­tor and in­sist on a meet­ing and if you re­main un­happy then seek an al­ter­na­tive firm.

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