- Sep 29, 2005
Wrecked my bike and ran over my foot.
Yep, unlucky. Buy yourself a new bike and forget about it.dougadam said:
Geoff Vadar said:Yeah what was I thinking. Get a lawyer. Sue the **** out of him. Then shoot him. Twice. Then hire the lawyer again. OJ style. Then write a book. Go on Oprah. Then start a foundation.
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dougadam said:A car just ran into me!
I just had to quote the OP, including the thread title which is ALL that he has said so far.dougadam said:
dgregory57 said:I just had to quote the OP, including the thread title which is ALL that he has said so far.
There sure is a lot of talk of lawyers and comparative liability based on a vast lack of information.
For all we know the person has already bought him a new upgraded bike and is driving him to physical therapy for his foot right now. Probably not, but advising to call a lawyer is simply being over-reactionary in my opinion.
The hockey player in me, and instilled in my kids is, beat the **** out of him and call it even.dougadam said:The police came and filed out a report. So I have his name and the name of his insurance. I plan on getting an estimate to have the bike repaired. Then I will send him a bill and if he doesn't pay I will take him to small claims court.
I did purchase a new bike today, it is nicer than my old one. So things should work out ok.
But I do feel this man needs to learn a lesson.
Fail. Let the insurance handle it. If your bike is not worth much then the insurance company will pay just to make it go away. Heck, a large part of the payment may be the motorist's deductable. If the bike is worth a lot or if you have any medical issues then you definitely want to go after the insurance company. They have the money to pay. If the insurance company gets pissy then get a lawyer. If you get a judgement from small claims court then you will have the trouble of trying to collect. The motorist might not have a pot to **** in. Are you going to go through the trouble of collections and garnishing his wages?dougadam said:The police came and filed out a report. So I have his name and the name of his insurance. I plan on getting an estimate to have the bike repaired. Then I will send him a bill and if he doesn't pay I will take him to small claims court.
A smart way to do it. See if the adjuster will work with you before calling a lawyer.gemship said:It took a little bit of work on my part dealing with the insurance co. and about 2 weeks time. I may of even gotten a days pay too if I wanted to pursue further but I forfeited that out of fairness of just wanting right done by me.