Many thanks for your patience. Whist there may be a case for negligence here, there are certain criteria you must satisfy before you acre actually able to claim.
First of all who are you going to sue? The fact that there was a note and sand there means that the garage knew of the spill. Had they not know about it that would have been a lot more difficult to claim for. However, in the circumstances it point to knowledge on their part so it would be whoever was responsible for the running and management of the garage forecourt.
Secondly, were their actions negligent? A court would look at whether a reasonable garage in their position would have taken different measures to deal with this. For example, would they have cordoned off the area and prevented people from accessing the contaminated area or were their actions suitable in the circumstances.
Next, and quite importantly, you must be able to show that the accident was as a result of the fuel spill. To you it may be obvious but a court would look at whether something else could have been responsible for it – the tread on your tyres, the road conditions, the way you were riding, etc. So some direct link between the crash and the fuel on your tyres must be shown.
Finally, you must be able to show that the damage that occurred was reasonably foreseeable. I would say that if you can meet the above criteria, it would not be that difficult to show that having fuel on the tyres would have likely caused the motorbike to crash and sustain serious damage.
Assuming you can meet satisfy these conditions, a potential claim can be made.
This is your basic legal position. I have more detailed advice for you in terms of the steps you need to follow to initiate a claim, which I wish to discuss so please take a second to leave a positive rating for the service so far (by selecting 3, 4 or 5 stars) and I can continue with that and answer any further questions you may have. Don’t worry, there is no extra cost and leaving a rating will not close the question and we can continue this discussion. Thank you