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The latest news and features from Minster Law and the related industries.

Supporting our Vulnerable Road Users

Monday 3rd December 2018

Minster Law is an advocate for Vulnerable Road Users and has delivered award-winning initiatives. Find out more about the people we’ve helped through our initiatives:

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Minster Law wins rehab award for Back to Biking

Friday 22nd June 2018

Minster Law, the leading personal injury law firm based in Yorkshire, has won rehabilitation initiative of the year at the 2018 Post Magazine Claims Awards. Picking up the award at the ceremony, held in London on 21 June, Shirley Woolham, Chief Operating Officer said: “We are thrilled to win this prestigious award against some very stiff competition.” Back…

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What to do after a motorcycle accident

Friday 1st June 2018

There’s no doubt that being involved in a motorcycle accident can be an emotional and often stressful experience and, depending on how seriously you’ve been injured, it can be really traumatic for you and your family too. Immediately after a motorbike accident, you may feel upset, angry or confused, but it’s really important to stay…

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Common causes of motorcycle accidents

Friday 1st June 2018

Lighter nights and sunnier weather attracts more motorcyclists on to the roads so it’s important to take extra time to look for riders and other vulnerable road users when out and about to avoid an accident. It’s a sad fact that while motorcyclists only amount to 1% of overall road traffic, accidents involving a motorcycle…

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Motorcycle safety innovations to aid accident prevention

Tuesday 17th April 2018

Being involved in a motorcycle accident can be really daunting, but as part of your claims journey with us, we can provide advice not only on the legal aspects of your motorcycle accident claim, but on wider areas of support too. For example, our specialist biking team are always on hand to offer motorbike accident…

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Amputee motorcyclist swaps two wheels for four in prestigious motorsport series

Wednesday 20th December 2017

When Stuart Gibbs lost his left leg as a result of a motorbike accident in 2012, he never imagined that less than five years later, he’d be fulfilling a life-long dream to compete on the racetrack in a prestigious motorsport series. The determined 47-year-old has now overcome adversity to complete his debut season in the…

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Biker benefits from understanding approach

Thursday 28th September 2017

Making a personal injury claim can be daunting for many people but particularly, if like Minster Law client Mark Gibbs, you’re dyslexic and dread facing a raft of paperwork and legal jargon. Our experienced team knows that understanding the challenges our clients face and helping them understand the complexities of their case in uncomplicated language…

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Minster Law heads to the race track

Tuesday 25th July 2017

Supporting motorcyclists after an accident is at the heart Minster Law’s biking team, which is why five of our employees recently spent the day volunteering with an important biking charity. Craig Croft-Rayner, Tom Beech, Neil Hollingworth, Shairoz Ahmed and Shaun Walker recently joined The Bike Experience at the famous Silverstone racetrack in Northampton to help…

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Innovative Minster Law programme helps riders get Back to Biking

Tuesday 18th July 2017

Minster Law understands how important being on the road is to their motorcycle clients but recognises that for some riders, getting back on a bike after an accident is not always easy – as well as physical injuries, psychological issues can often play a bigger part in preventing a rider from returning to motorcycling. That’s…

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Motorcyclist reminds other motorists to stay vigilant this Spring

Wednesday 3rd May 2017

Leicestershire biker’s poignant message coincides with the start of the new motorcycling season As we officially welcome the longer days and lighter nights of the British Summer Time, a Leicestershire motorcyclist is urging other motorists to stay vigilant of the increasing number of motorcycles on the road. The milder weather historically encourages more recreational motorcyclists…

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Injured biker welcomes Brake Road Safety Week campaign aimed at changing driver behaviour

Friday 25th November 2016

Brake Road Safety Week – 21-27 November 2016 A motorcyclist who was left with severe injuries and facing the prospect of losing his foot after a collision with a car is backing Brake Road Safety Week’s ‘Make the Brake Pledge’ campaign. The charity is encouraging drivers, passengers and other road users to think twice about…

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Yorkshire biker’s plea to drivers ahead of summer riding season

Wednesday 6th April 2016

When Yorkshire biker, Jean, was struck by a car five years ago, she felt almost as devastated at the thought of losing her motorcycle as she was at the news that she had lost part of her left leg after having an above-the-knee amputation. The now 49-year-old saw her Harley-Davidson motorcycle, and the lifestyle that…

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Former police officer spearheads biker safety campaign

Wednesday 6th April 2016

Norfolk resident Graham Butcher was riding his motorcycle on the A10 Lynn Road in Kings Lynn four years ago when he was hit by another driver who failed to see him. The 33-year-old former police officer is now urging other motorists to look out for motorcycles on the road by spearheading a biker awareness campaign…

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Freddy Lindup backs biker awareness campaign despite his own phobia

Wednesday 6th April 2016

Oswestry resident, Freddy Lindup was left injured and unemployed following a motorcycle accident caused by another motorist. The 27-year-old is now encouraging other road users to be more vigilant of motorcyclists by supporting Minster Law’s biker awareness campaign. Freddy was riding along the same route he routinely took to work when a motorist failed to…

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Cornwall biker’s plea to drivers ahead of summer riding campaign

Wednesday 6th April 2016

Cornwall resident Mr Hughes, had only recently passed his motorcycle test when he was involved in a road collision that left him with life-changing paralysis. The 21-year-old is now urging other motorists to be more vigilant of motorcycles on the road by supporting a biker awareness campaign on behalf of Minster Law. Mr Hughes was…

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Severely injured motorcyclist calls on more to be done to tackle drink-drivers ahead of the festive season

Wednesday 16th December 2015

A Surrey motorcyclist is urging motorists not to drink and drive this festive season after he was severely injured in a road traffic collision. Michael was riding his motorcycle to work in November 2010 when a car, driven by a driver under the influence of alcohol, pulled across his path, leaving him with life-threatening orthopaedic…

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Biker urges motorists to be more aware of vulnerable road users ahead of Road Safety Week

Friday 20th November 2015

Brake Road Safety Week – 23-29 November 2015 A motorcyclist who was left with severe injuries after an accident involving his bike and a van, has welcomed this year’s Road Safety Week campaign from Brake aimed at reducing road traffic. The Drive Less Live More campaign encourages drivers to consider alternative ways to reach their…

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Brain injured man reveals the real impact of unseen damage

Friday 13th March 2015

Brain Awareness Week 16-22 March 2015 When Nottingham-based Ian suffered a brain injury following a road traffic accident, his mental and physical health were not the only things to be affected; his marriage and job were also casualties – something which Minster Law solicitor Jonathan Bamforth believes is all too frequent in cases he sees…

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Motorcyclist starts to rebuild life

Thursday 18th December 2014

A motorcyclist, who sustained serious injuries when a car collided with his motorcycle at a roundabout, is looking forward to Christmas with his children after receiving the settlement he needed to build a new life. In the accident, Dave suffered a traumatic brain injury, a fractured wrist and damage to his back and shoulder leading…

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Seriously injured motorcyclist calls for greater road safety awareness

Friday 14th November 2014

Brake Road Safety Week starts 17th November 2014 A 53-year-old man, who is rebuilding his life following a serious road traffic accident, is hoping that his experience will help to raise awareness about the importance of road safety and highlight the vulnerability of two-wheel road users, by reminding other road users to be bike aware….

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