As im so stressed about the situation (and sore) i'll explain as briefly as possible.
I was knocked of my bike yesterday morning on the M25. I was filtering in slow moving traffic, and when passing directly between two cars (a van in the centre lane and a BMW estate in the outside lane) - the BMW decided to pull sharply to his left exactly as I drew up beside him, closing the clear (approx 4.5ft) gap infront of me almost instantly to 2ft or less. He was directly parrallel to the van at the time so I have absolutely no idea what he was supposed to be doing.
I was unable to stop in time as I had literally fractions of a second to react. I struck his nearside door and in turn was pushed across and into the offside door of the van in the centre lane. I then went over the handlebars of the bike and landed in front of the BMW.
When pressed, the BMW driver admitted several times to me that he may have ''moved the (steering) wheel a bit'' and even motioned this with his hands. He also apologised to me several times, claiming he ''didn't do it on purpose''
The van driver didn't physically see the incident, but did say to me that the driver of BMW was clearly not paying attention.
No witnesses on hand.
I have photo of tyre mark from my bike about 12" long on the nearside door of BMW, directly under line of wing mirror.
Police did not attend scene. I have reported at local station.
I also have injuries to legs, arm and neck.
I have TPFT cover.
Low and behold the BMW drivers insurance company have today claimed that their driver was travelling in a straight line when I clipped him and lost control.
I have the sinking feeling now that my word against his will not turn out well for me in terms of liability, although my insurance company are willing to fight after hearing details of the incident.
If the right thing does not happen, and I lose my claim, I probably stand to foot a bill for recovery of my bike (£180), new boots, new crash helmet, loss of no claims etc, all before I have to pay out to repair my bike.
Is there no way on earth that I should contact the van driver directly to simply ask if he witnessed the other driver admitting to swerve his car?
Someone please give me something to be genuinely positive about. Please.