Was commuting through the city this morning on my crosser. Going down the main road when some idiot opened his car door. I basically went through the thing, the bike went down, and I can't remember quite how I landed, but my knee had a lump the size of a golf ball on it a couple of hours later, and I've got a heck of nasty scrape with a big bruise up the back of my calf.
Think the front wheel's out of true, and there are a couple of chips out of the rim (as if it's been gripped with some pipe grips or something). Can't see any other scratches other than on the brake hoods etc. Got carbon forks, but can't see any damage.
In terms of damage to his motor, I busted the door up pretty badly, and he couldn't close it. I took his phone number, and his reg plate, and he admitted liability (saw me coming in his mirror but let the door go too early - spanner).
Not sure on what to do next - should I get the bike checked over anyway in case of damage I can't see to the forks etc? Not sure if there's such a thing as "invisible damage"? Is chips out of the rim dangerous?
Not sure either whether to take out one of those no-win-no-fee cases against the bloke? I mean, he's offered to sort any damages... Is it worth putting in an injury claim? I've not been to hospital, just treated it with ice etc at home so far.
If anyone has any advice or relevant experiences, I'd be glad if they shared.