Afternoon all, now events of yesterday have sunk in, I was wondering what the collective advice/experience of this kind of thing is.
Accident was: Me, riding along main road. Bit of pace. Probably around 30mph as gentle downhill. Her, waiting to pull right out of side road to my left. Looking other way. Pulled out, as I passed her and hit into my rear triangle/frame.
I slid along the road for about 10 metres, but am unhurt, other superficial roadrash and bruises. Bike is an utter mess. Not checked it over fully yet, but looks like everything bar the frame is screwed.
Police and ambulance attended. Police took statements from two witnesses who confirmed the driver pulled out into me. Driver didn't deny this either.
I've got her insurance details. Is it simply a matter of phoning up her insurance company and listing off the damage? Assume they will want to check this somehow. Are they likely to try and screw me over? I don't want to take the piss, just want to replace everything that was damaged and be able to ride my bike again as soon as possible.
Is it worth speaking to a solicitor? Can't imagine I'll be trying to claim much over £1000.
I'm not a member of CTC (But will join in a classic case of bolting stable doors etc, etc, etc), but think I read somewhere they offer cyclists advice? Has anyone got any experience of this?
Sorry for the million questions. Just want to approach this in the best way to ensure I get my bike up and running asap, at no cost to me.