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Old 01-24-11, 01:35 PM
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For real. Just say the word and I'll delete this thread.
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Old 01-24-11, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by dsh View Post
It might be a little late now, but discussing pending legal matters on public internet forums is usually a bad idea.

If this goes to court her lawyer is going to love finding this thread and seeing in post #1 how you told her not to call the police.

Possibly. On the other hand, making a statement like that doesn't absolve her of the responsibility of making the OP whole. People who get hit by cars are not known for thinking straight, either, and that should be taken into account.
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Old 01-24-11, 03:30 PM
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There's no "on the other hand". The comments made don't necessarily absolve the lady of responsibility, but absolutely nothing in this thread can HELP the OP's case. The best possible case is that they make no impact at all.

Things like the OP talking her out of calling the police, and the recent "this fat b*tch is gonna pay" comments can only hurt if they make their way to a judge.
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Amen. Also, at best this thread belongs in A&S.
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I am going through a similar situation right now. However, the police & ambulance did show up and the woman who hit me admitted responsibility. And now, even with the police report acknowledging her failure to yield, I am still struggling with the insurance company. I may get some assistance.

I am glad to hear you are feeling better. I would encourage you to start a diary of the events and your daily recovery.
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lotsa pig love in this thread.
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Originally Posted by GS430 View Post
I am going through a similar situation right now. However, the police & ambulance did show up and the woman who hit me admitted responsibility. And now, even with the police report acknowledging her failure to yield, I am still struggling with the insurance company. I may get some assistance.

I am glad to hear you are feeling better. I would encourage you to start a diary of the events and your daily recovery.
Maybe you should consult an attorney? Insurance companies are run my meanies.
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Originally Posted by ismai1 View Post
Since it happened at the entrance of my apt complex, right after the crash I went home.. I got the ladys info and stuff to give her a call about my bike. When I got home I looked in the mirror and my ribs had an abrasion on them. My right wrist had a pretty gnarly gash. I decided I should go to the ER so I was driven there. Spent the night and got some X-Rays. Pretty much everything is fine except some ligaments in my knee. Wish I could say the same for my bike. The wheelset is thrashed. Its like oval. Now here is the ****ty part. I filled out a crash form and stuff. The lady that hit me isnt answering her phone calls. I found her on FB and sent her a politte message asking her if everything was okay and that she wasnt answering her calls. She deleted her FB. I'm out of luck. I'm stuck with these hospital bills and a broken bike. This was my first accident ever. Now I know to call the police right then. This sucks. I know her car, adress, old number, first and last name but I have no rights.
My worse fear just got realized. People can really suck sometimes. Some folks don't take personal responsibility for their actions. I hope you get a good attorney and things work out for you in the end. Did you file a police report yet?
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Originally Posted by crackrocksteady View Post
lotsa pig love in this thread.
More like bike and wellbeing love.

Try harder.
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Originally Posted by 531phile View Post
Maybe you should consult an attorney? Insurance companies are run my meanies.
Right, that maybe the direction I am heading.
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yea to add my 2c you always call the police and always do see a doc... I know too many people who didnt think they were hurt and then a day or two latter it creeps on on them... adrenalin has a funny way of making you not hurt... and as you have seen, people suck and lie...
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Obvious troll is obvious, but on a certain level I agree that we should try to avoid getting authorities involves if and only if the person responsible is going to act responsibly.

Unfortunately, society penalizes this kind of forgiving nature (by making it harder to collect damages the longer you wait), so you've always gotta make a choice: give the person at fault a chance, or throw the book at them asap.
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Say that she was drunk and you were afraid that she was going to try to run you down again if you called the cops....cuz that is what she is going to say about you, or something equally dishonest. I am sure your lawyer knows this and will be prepared for the onslaught of lies from her, she is obviously the type to lie.

I hope that everyone reading this thread now knows what to do in these situations, sucks that it happened to you OP, people suck.
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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz View Post
Say that she was drunk and you were afraid that she was going to try to run you down again if you called the cops....cuz that is what she is going to say about you, or something equally dishonest. I am sure your lawyer knows this and will be prepared for the onslaught of lies from her, she is obviously the type to lie.

I hope that everyone reading this thread now knows what to do in these situations, sucks that it happened to you OP, people suck.
Right, because the way to take the moral high ground is to lie through your teeth.

It's far more likely that the driver is simply scared. Probably because it's going to cost her money in the form of increased insurance premiums, plus whatever personal liability is going to be involved. People do incredibly dumb things when they're scared.

But you don't get past that by turning around and lying yourself. Tell the truth.

Ideally, this never becomes a police matter at all, beyond getting a report. It should be *entirely* between the OP and the driver's insurance company unless criminal behavior - i.e. hit and run, drunk driving, etc - is involved. After dealing with this sort of thing several times, I've always been made whole again in a reasonable time.
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look her up on spokeo.com and go over her house!
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