Because Duffy still had insurance on the bike, his insurer claims that he could be liable for the damage. By selling the bike, the company thinks that Duffy granted the new owner "permission" to ride it, according to the Daily Record. The business could take Duffy to court to recoup the money that it paid out.
Duffy told the paper that he believed that selling the motorcycle also ended his responsibility for it. "I am effectively having to pay for an uninsured driver having a fatal accident," he said to the Daily Record.
To make the whole situation even sadder, Duffy is reportedly recovering from leukemia and takes care of his disabled wife. He's now warning other riders to make sure to cancel their policies as soon as they sell their cycles.