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Old 04-06-2013, 06:04 PM
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I have just had my 1st "sorry mate I didn't see you" accident in 23yrs. I can't believe it, the best weather this year and I end up laid up with a severely bruised bones and muscles in my ankle. Good news is I saved the bike from being damaged to much cause my leg took most of the impact and,Christ knows how I didn't drop the bike. From what I could see it just looks like the handle bars are bent and two of my indicators are broke, so a cheap fix.
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:32 PM
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Glad your bike isnt to bad. Its been a day of dodgy drivers.
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:33 PM
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That sucks..

just when we are beginning to get some nice weather..

hope you heal quickly..

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Old 04-06-2013, 10:11 PM
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Cheers guys. Should heal quick as no bones broke or ligament damage as far as they can tell. Think I was damn lucky.
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Bloody hell!

How is the other guy? Still in ICU?
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:52 PM
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Bloody hell!

How is the other guy? Still in ICU?
Not yet, I just found out he is blaming me, so its a possibility when I m back on my feet
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What actually happened then?
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:39 PM
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What actually happened then?
Riding down outside of stationary traffic coming up to traffic lights, plenty of room, no indicators and the idiot turned into me as i drove level. Front fender of car pushed my leg and then bike in to other lane. Thankfully nothing coming. Dont know how i managed to keep bike up but did. my ankle severly swollen and bruised. If Id been in the wrong id put my hand up to it, but i was doing aprox 12mph with plenty room to go down the traffic. Think due to the state of my ankle and the tenderness on my shoulder and thigh I took more damage than the bike. I ll see properly tomorrow when i get it back. Insurance company dicking me around as he saying it was my fault. Ysterday he was saying it as his fault and he didnt see me. Lying bastard.
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Might be an Idea to stick one of those mobile camera thingies on the bars....Just in case there's a next time...Then the bugger cant claim it's "Your Fault"
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They all try that. I was knocked off by a guy coming out of a side street and running into the side of the bike (I was on a main road).

His insurance company tried to go for 50/50 ffs.
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Have a read of this. It was posted by MAG on Facebook.
Could be very much to your advantage.
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:18 AM
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So he moved out of a line of stationary traffic? Where was he planning to go... without checking his mirrors, (driving without due care and attention).

The simple fact is the snake cunts that insure him will have told him to change his story. Insurers expect everyone to be as dishonest as they are..
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:40 AM
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So he moved out of a line of stationary traffic? Where was he planning to go... without checking his mirrors, (driving without due care and attention).

The simple fact is the snake cunts that insure him will have told him to change his story. Insurers expect everyone to be as dishonest as they are..
At the end of the day he made his choice. I'm a great believer in what goes around comes around
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:44 AM
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Thanks for this. I'm already speaking to a solicitor so this is great.
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Very useful, sent this to my legal team too...

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Got bike from recovery yard today. Needs new bars, radiator brackets, rear indicators and front end checked to make sure everything straight. Think I definitely got it worse than bike. Glad they make Hondas tough
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Parts in early next week for bike, so should be back on road by end of week. Ankle still in bad shape but can't wait to get back out again. Been pissin me of missing all the good weather we have been having.
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hope you don't have to wait to long. I road my bike for the first time in 5 years the other day. since then it has rained a lot.
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It's a dodgy one... you were filtering which is legal, he saw you coming and deliberately pulled out from a stationary position when there was no other reason than to cause you harm..or...

He was stationary waiting for the lights to change when you suddenly rammed into him..or...

The lights had just changed and he started moving just as you drew level and it was knock for knock..

Traffic camera footage? witnesses? or his word against yours..

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Old 17-06-2013, 08:28 AM
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Section 211 of the current Highway code is pretty clear on his responsibility to check for you filtering before turning

https://www.gov.uk/road-users-requir...sts-211-to-213

3. Motorcyclists and cyclists (211 to 213)
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It is often difficult to see motorcyclists and cyclists, especially when they are coming up from behind, coming out of junctions, at roundabouts, overtaking you or filtering through traffic. Always look out for them before you emerge from a junction; they could be approaching faster than you think. When turning right across a line of slow-moving or stationary traffic, look out for cyclists or motorcyclists on the inside of the traffic you are crossing. Be especially careful when turning, and when changing direction or lane. Be sure to check mirrors and blind spots carefully.
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Old 17-06-2013, 02:38 PM
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It's a dodgy one... you were filtering which is legal, he saw you coming and deliberately pulled out from a stationary position when there was no other reason than to cause you harm..or...

He was stationary waiting for the lights to change when you suddenly rammed into him..or...

The lights had just changed and he started moving just as you drew level and it was knock for knock..

Traffic camera footage? witnesses? or his word against yours..

John.

i got pushed of my chop by a guy going through a red light on the mayday run. i was stationry. when i went to try and explain to him what he had done, he tried to knock me over. i bounced of his wing.

after the traffic cop gave the driver my driving licence mot and insurance he admitted everything he had done but said he was stressed because of all the bikes. no charges brought agaisnt him. i was locked up. the christmas that year i was summond to court for riding a bike with no insurance mot or tax ( traffic cop gave my documents to driver).

what won it for him in the end. His witness that APEARED from know where.
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Old 17-06-2013, 02:39 PM
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oh i hope you dont mind me sharing that with you.
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Old 18-06-2013, 06:25 PM
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It's a dodgy one... you were filtering which is legal, he saw you coming and deliberately pulled out from a stationary position when there was no other reason than to cause you harm..or...

He was stationary waiting for the lights to change when you suddenly rammed into him..or...

The lights had just changed and he started moving just as you drew level and it was knock for knock..

Traffic camera footage? witnesses? or his word against yours..

John.
Not dodgy in my book, would have been hard to ram him when I was almost past him. Wouldn't have made an impact on him at 12mph. Also wouldn't have fancied my chances against a few ton of 4+4. It's irrelevant now, bike on road soon, I'll heal and what goes around cones around
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Section 211 of the current Highway code is pretty clear on his responsibility to check for you filtering before turning

https://www.gov.uk/road-users-requir...sts-211-to-213

3. Motorcyclists and cyclists (211 to 213)
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It is often difficult to see motorcyclists and cyclists, especially when they are coming up from behind, coming out of junctions, at roundabouts, overtaking you or filtering through traffic. Always look out for them before you emerge from a junction; they could be approaching faster than you think. When turning right across a line of slow-moving or stationary traffic, look out for cyclists or motorcyclists on the inside of the traffic you are crossing. Be especially careful when turning, and when changing direction or lane. Be sure to check mirrors and blind spots carefully.
Think bike as the campaign says.
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Old 18-06-2013, 06:32 PM
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oh i hope you dont mind me sharing that with you.
Nice bike
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Old 20-07-2013, 02:26 PM
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Just had a eter from my insurance co today. they are now reinvestigating my accident claim. think they must have realised what a lying scummy bastard the other driver was. gave hem the info,again, and wrote a realy sharp letter detailing how crap their service was. I have since gone with another insurance co, the other driver had an unfortunate mishap, bike is back on the road and so am i after a fashion. So all good in the end.
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Old 20-07-2013, 03:47 PM
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I'm glad everything worked out for you..

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I'm glad everything worked out for you..

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Me to. Thanks
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Old 21-07-2013, 07:41 PM
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Me too
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Just got email from lawyer dealing with my case. Advising me to accept 50% blame. Emailed her back to query what implications of this are. Knowing it will take her week's to get back to me, is there any one on the forum that can enlighten me. Would appreciate the advice. Thanks
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