Yesterday I was t-boned by a car while commuting to work in SF. I was starting up from a green light, looked to my right as the opposing traffic came to a stop, proceeded through the intersection and was completely surprised by a vehicle blowing through it. It was just a flash and I went flying.
To make a long story short, I've got witnesses (even got a card from a SF Bike Coalition advocate as I was laying there), the police report, card of the driver, etc. I was taken by ambulance to the ER and spent most of my day there. No broken bones but probably fractured ribs and the accompanying pain. My bike is stored away at the hospital until I can pick it up, so I haven't assessed the possible damage.
It could have been much worse of course, but I will have pain for some time and expect to be off my bike for quite a while. I'll most likely have to drive to work during recuperation, incurring all the expenses involved in that (gas, very $$ parking). Any advice or thoughts of how to proceed from here?