This begs the question would people here pay somebody not to report an accident to the police?
bike / car collision
bamford - Member
The money will pay for a cheapo wheel for commuting, and I can't pay for new skin or tender shins!, it's just niggling at my mind whether I should, just incase he's driving illegally and peace of mind!
Sounds like similar injuries to me some years back.
Now left with arthritis in left knee and probably to get worse further down the line
and what you call need for new skin the hospital called it damage to nerve ends.
But I went legal and regardless of monies I still rather have not been hit by the car.
Invest in you £140 wisely.
I got left hooked by someone a while back. While she was bemoaning the likely insurance rise, I remembered that the trusty Alien was in my jersey pocket. So I stripped the forks off the bike and owned her.
In fact somebody I know who works for a motor insurer told me, off the record, "never report a small incident where there's no claim because your insurer will put you down as an accident magnet and increase your premiums".
The problem with this is it also voids your insurance policy if they find out about it later. i.e. it allows them to not pay out on future claims.
So you took the guys money and then still reported him.
Next week there'll be a thread on here asking why motorists hate cyclists, I wonder why?
If you had any doubts in your mind you shouldn't have taken his money and made it clear to him that you intended to report the incident.
Bad form IMO
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