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Old 05-24-06, 09:14 PM   #1
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Death Monsters ATTACK!

I was hit by a car today and fortunately I came out relatively unscathed (so far) but my bike is TKO'd so I'm wondering if I can collect insurance without filing a police report? Has anyone ever been in this situation? Is it even important that I file a police report?
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Old 05-24-06, 09:24 PM   #2
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your insurance company will probably require you to file a police report
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Old 05-24-06, 09:32 PM   #3
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But you know what this means... NEW BIKE! Even though I cried for my poor yellow racer and it's short, short life.
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Scary. Glad to hear you're okay.

Anyway the only real purpose of a police report /is/ for insurance companies. Police don't actually do anything.

Good luck.
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Old 05-24-06, 10:11 PM   #5
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gorn is correct.
and gorn, please change your location to:

Chi-troit

that is all.
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In CA, you shouldn't need to file a police report. If you got his insurance info, you can contact them directly, or contact your insurance and they should take care of it. You might want to file a report anyway, just to cover your a$$.
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Old 05-24-06, 11:41 PM   #7
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I would cover myself by doing the report. It will probably make the process easier and also keep the other person from slightly altering the story in their favor.
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Didn't you JUST get a new bike? Or is it the mixte that's now dead?
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i think she just killed bike #2.
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Katio, man, not everthing is about fukcing Vietnam!
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After having been hit numerous times over the years, I have a new policy:
WHENEVER I get hit and there is serious damage to my bike or any damage to my person I ALWAYS file a police report. It saves you a lot of potential trouble in the long run.
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Old 05-25-06, 08:41 AM   #12
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Yeah, this is number two. ): He lead a short but great life. I totally cried in the middle of the bike shop when they told me that my bike suffered "total damage." Lets be fair here though, I took that bike out in goddam style.

And darling, EVERYTHING is about ******** Nam.
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Lets be fair here though, I took that bike out in goddam style.
if i was a bike, that's how i'd want to go. glad you're okay.
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Thanks D.P. Me too.
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If I ever have to put a bike down, I want to make it just ridable, and then take it to the biggest ravine I can find (I picture up on Mulholland in LA, although I've only ever seen it in movies), and ride that **** over the edge, jumping off at the last minute. If I'm lucky, a) I can fake my own death for a little while, and b) it will blow up on impact.

Either that or I can chop it into a freakbike.
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