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Diesel spill claim settlement

Postby T.C. » 24 Aug 2018, 12:08

As a rider, I hate diesel and oil spillages which have become one of my pet hates, and so a big congratulations is owed to my colleague Kirsty Hodgson who has just won a significant claim for a rider who suffered because of diesel/oil spillage.

Agreed the evidence was easier to gather as it was pretty evident, but the point is, that companies and drivers and local authorities can be held to account.

https://www.hudgellsolicitors.co.uk/new ... er-injury/
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Re: Diesel spill claim settlement

Postby Kwacky » 24 Aug 2018, 12:27

Excellent result. Finding the culprit responsible makes a massive difference, especially when you've got witnesses in support.

Can you say if that was on a full liability basis?
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Re: Diesel spill claim settlement

Postby T.C. » 24 Aug 2018, 13:25

Kwacky wrote:
Can you say if that was on a full liability basis?


It was indeed 100% in favour of the rider :)

Defendant had little choice but to put their hands up in light of the overwhelming evidence and location where it happened. They could not pass the buck.

But bear in mind, similar problems are often encountered close to petrol stations so the same principle applies.
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Re: Diesel spill claim settlement

Postby bud » 08 Sep 2018, 02:04

Good result. I don't think these companies realise how dangerous this can be to bikes.
Where I work I have to ride past a bus depot, and a truck stop. Some days the diesel on the road is unbelievable.
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Re: Diesel spill claim settlement

Postby Rossgo » 23 Sep 2018, 08:18

Well done. It's all too often we see diesel on the roads and you got to be so careful, nice to see someone getting what they should get from the person responsible

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