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If court comes knocking, do you have to make an appearance?

If you’ve been a naughty biker, you need some decent legal advice, get it from


Q I was involved in a straightforward head on collision with a car. Both of us were approaching a pinch point in the road. I had right of way, the driver in the oncoming lane was to give way to me. It looked as though he was stopping, I came through, then the guy accelerated straight into me. The police were called. I was slightly injured, not anything especially serious, it could have been a whole lot worse, but there was a fair bit of damage to my bike. I did not think it could come any easier than this. However, the other driver is now defending the case, stating that the chicane in the road did not meet the appropriate standards, and he is not to blame. My solicitors are pressing me to go to court over this, but surely I should not have to go to court to deal with a story which is patently complete bullshit. I have had one really bad experience in court where I had to give evidence as a victim. I do not want to go into detail but it was horrible. Is there any way that I can avoid court?

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