I got hit by a taxi, and my head hurts, but should my pocket
Hi everyone,Posted 8 years ago
As the title suggest I was involved in an accident the other night, i was cycling home and the on coming car decided, without warning, to cross lanes in order to make his right hand turn, giving me no time to react. I ended up hitting his rear quarter. I am fine and been to hospital to get a clean bill of health. There was no damage to his car, however my frame is severely bent. So who puts up for the new frame me or him?????? How would i go about getting the money out of him if that is the route i take.
Also I was running carbon forks, they look straight but how do I tell if they are still safe?
Regards Mr RubblebananaworldMember
Did he stop? Police involved? Any witnesses? Insurance details?
If you're not a member of BC or CTC (hint: everyone who cycles really ought to be…) then try one of those no-win-no-fee outfits: I'm sure peeps on here can recommend some.
Probs best, as per Monsieur Nutt, to ditch the plastic forks.Posted 8 years ago
MrNutt, yeah that is right,he turned just in front of me causing me to hit him.
The police where passing by so they were involved. I have his address and name, which the police checked to be correct. The police kept everything else i was in the ambulance, got a bit of concussion, so let the police do there work while i supped on some oxygen.
I am not a member of BC or CTC, so is the only route a no win no fee outfit?Posted 8 years agostevenmenmuirSubscriber
I had a similar problem a few years ago, I was going straight on at a crossroads and she was coming from the opposite directio and turned into the side of me. Mounted the bonnet and bounced off the windscreen. Thankfully I was unhurt but the bike was a right off. Got her details and phoned her and got her insurance details and got money for a new bike. Presumably if he's licensed he won't want any trouble and will pass on his insurance details.Posted 8 years ago
Thanks for all the replies and advice.
Apparently no damage to the car, according to the police, he said he would be a witness as well, which is good.
I was using lights, and had a bright lime coloured top with a reflective stripe on it, also the road had street lighting.Posted 8 years ago
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