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750FLYER

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750FLYER says:

BIG CRASH -- HELP!

Was off to see the family in Hereford on sunday, took the scenic route (of course). Was in Buckinghamshire doing 50-60 on an A-road when a woman pulled out of a turning on my left straight into my path.

My instinct was to try and get round the front of her car if possible and hope she stopped soon.. she stopped at the last minute.. a couple of feet from my left hand side. By then tho, i'd already grabbed a handful of brakes cos as far as i was concerned i was just about to eat some bonnet..and the bike was right up just on the front wheel.. It was beyond saving and i went over the front and down the road, bike summersaulting behind me for quite a distance.

Now, I must be the luckiest f*cker in the world cos i avoided hitting anything solid and stopped a few metres short of an oncoming car which had braked! I'm sore as hell but alive and in one piece!

I'm TPFT insurance and my company don't wanna help me out so i gotta do this whole process myself.. I have 2 independant witnesses to say it's her fault but i missed her car so she has no damage to report.. should i go for a no-win-no-fee lawyer? should i approach her ins. company myself? I got a lot of questions, has anyone been thru this and can offer me some advice? My bike, helmet, leathers, boots and bag are all trashed. I just dont want her ins. company to be able to wriggle out of anything.

Thanx a lot. 750

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Barney Fartpants

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You didn't mention

Did you or anyone else call the rozzers, did they attend and what did they say. Did the woman get out and say anything at all to you that would hint that she's accepted liability. For example " Oh my god I'm so sorry I didn't see you there" and did anybody else hear her? Insurance settlements aside, she could be prosecuted for careless driving, I'm no legal eagle but I doubt the prosecution service could make dangerous driving stick

 

BtW glad you're generally in not too bad shape yourself, hope you bought a lottery ticket.

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Anonymous

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Anonymous says:

Ta

Barney, yeah shoulda got a ticket that day!

Yep, rozzers came quick, the driver was beside herself with emotion, couldn't stop crying.. hysterical. I actually tried to calm her down a bit.. i was taken in the ambulance but i know from one of the paramedics that she was still in the cop car with the coppers by the time recovery had come and taken the bike away. So i don't think there's an issue there, but I am gonna try and get the police to do her for 'due care and attention' which, if they do can only strengthen my case.

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Anonymous

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Anonymous says:

Thats

not anonymous.. it's me!

Goddam website!

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Barney Fartpants

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Ah

I ammended my post to include prosecution queries probably while you were writing your post, but you answered it there in that one...

 

Under Anonymous :huh:?

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Barney Fartpants

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Haha

Emap eh? Top of the class :laugh:

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Barney Fartpants

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I probably

wouldn't go for no win no fee legal representation. It's their fault that the country is the litigious shit-hole that it is today. Well you could book an appointment and gauge their reaction, if they're ultra eager you probably have a strong case that a regular solicitor could win for you and recover legal costs.

 

I hope the end of all this goes well in your favour.

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750FLYER

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750FLYER says:

Me too mate

Yep.. know what you mean about the no-win-no-fee companies, americanising our country but at the end of the day, I gotta recoup my losses, and i mean all of them as this was clearly not my fault, so will take the case to whoever can deliver that for me.

Cheers.. PS Always wear leathers.... :biggrin:

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fuzzrr

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fuzzrr says:

.

Sorry to hear about that mate, glad you ok.  And dont start on the 'wear protection' thing again, but, I rest my case.

Anyway, have a look through the legal section, there is a dude in there who deals with all this stuff and has left his contact details should you need his advice.  I think that would be your best bet.........I'll have a looky later when I got time.

Hope all goes well for you.

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leepin99

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leepin99 says:

Try..

this fella, he was into helping bikers just as i got into bikes and that was 15 years ago, not sure whether or not he even raced in the TT some years ago, hes a specialist apparently and used to advertise in PB and MCN, but if the woman has coughed up owt and shes bin done then its her insurance company that pays, give the griff to your insurance company and sit back and wait for a courtesy bike..

www.bikeclaims.org.uk/malkirwan.htm - 5k

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fuzzrr

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fuzzrr says:

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That dude above is suposed to be good.

This is the link for the one in the Legal forums.  He seems to know his onions too (but I dont know if thats helpfull). :blink:

Regards, Andrew Campbell, Head of Motorcycle Law www.law4bikers.co.uk

andrew.campbell@withyking.co.uk

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