well recently i was involved in a collision with a car. my scott cr1 was broken in two and rendered useless. my question is what are the steps of dealing with it. the driver was behaving and even called the paramedics but i was unharmed with the exceptions of a few scratches. all of it changed as soon as chp arrived to the scene and the guy who i suspect was persian started making a big deal of me trying to sue him, when in reality i had been really quiet for the hour that we were waiting for. the officer took my declaration and went on to take his. the guy left pretty infuriated and told me to deal with his insurance. there are some witness that although did not see the accident heard him say it was my fault but also heard him say that he was looking for an adress and that he did not even saw me and i guess that should count to my favor. after i get the print out of the report what step should i take. i only want payment for my bike nad my bike retailed for 5,000. should i contact a lawyer or try to deal with the insurance myself what tips could you give me if i decide to go thru a without a lawyer. there was no physical damage to me and i only want to get compensation for my bike.