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post #11 of 42 (permalink) Old 05-11-2009, 10:01 PM
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The insurance will pay for everything, if not just mention "Lawyer" and "Sue"

They may "Total" the bike but you will have the option to buy it back.

Just glad to hear you were not severely injured, keep us posted.


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he was injured, he said his foot was broke.
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Glad you were not seriously injured too bad. Good luck getting everything settled and getting back on the road!

And I believe it's even National Motorcycle Awareness Month! Geez people, watch out for us out there!

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OHHH Man!! i am glad you are "ok" and mainly alive !! I hope you will be back on your feet very soon man!

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As one who has been on the wrong side of a law suit here's what I can tell you from my experience. Get your own lawyer. Don't rely on your insurance company or the lawyer they'll assign you. These guys get paid based on how quickly they get it settled not on how well they represent you. Go find a reputable laywer (I know, it's an oxymoron) and discuss your case. You've got nothing to loose and this guy has an interest in representing you properly because his commission is based on your compensation.

I understand that you may not care to take this woman to the cleaners (then again if someone did that to me I would) but make sure you're properly represented.

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Glad things are not worse for you and you are in shape to talk to us ,Remember to watch out for yourself the insurance company will be just like the car that hit you ,not watching out for you,but themselves,Denny




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Main thing is that you are not seriously hurt!!!
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Man. Sorry to hear about your foot! And your bike.

As far as compensation for accident, the theory is simple. She hurt you and smashed your stuff. She's completely at fault so she's responsible for making you whole.

The insurance may cover some or all of it, but she's on the hook, make no mistake.

Talk to a local lawyer - laws vary from state to state, so you want someone who can advise you propery. Make sure you get fee rates and so forth in advance.

Of course, if the insurance company makes you a deal you like, you might want to take it. But don't let them lowball you. You're owed a market value replacement (at least) for everything you owned that was broken. You'll be owed more for the injury and the pain it causes you. And still more if there are costs associated with that injury (like time lost at work.)

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Seebeeare should be chiming in soon to let you know the outcome of his incedent, I think his pillow still has some money in it.


85 VN700 "Old Yella"

REBUILT ENGINE
CUSTOM PAINT
VANCE & HINES CRUZERS
EAR SHAVED AND RE-JETTED W/K&N'S
DUNLOP ELITE K591 FRONT & REAR
VOLTMETER
SYNTHETIC BRAKE FLUID
SYNTHETIC OIL & GEAR LUBE
PLEXISTAR 2 WINDSHIELD
SPLINES LUBED
ACCT'S GREASED W/TOC SPRINGS
COASTERD
LEATHER SADDLE BAGS
LEATHER TOOL AND ROLL BAG
PICKUP COILS GAPPED AT .018"
NGK CAP, WIRES, IRIDUMS
BARNETT FRICTION PLATES & SPRINGS
CUSTOM GRIPS, MIRRORS, LEVERS
ORIGINAL STATOR & R/R 14.5v
DEKA MF AGM ETX15L

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The laptop would be more than likely covered under your homeowners policy. It would then be up to them to go after her if they felt the needed to. My wife is an insurance agent.

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