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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 05-11-2009, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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I got grilled by a car today...

Hey guys,

I got grilled by a car that ran a stop sign today. She didn't even slowdown or anything, she totally ran the stop sign. Remarkably I'm ok. A broken foot and some scrapes but nothing major. My bike on the other hand isn't so great. smashed up windshield, punctured radiator, bent handle bars, dented tank, broken pegs, and blinkers... the list goes on an on. On the plus side, I haven't bought the new v&h pipes that I wanted to get yet so at least that $$ wasn't wasted.

One question that I do have is does anyone know if the insurance company of the driver at fault will replace my helmet, leathers, and laptop which were smashed up in the crash? I'll send in some pics of my bike if I can get my wife to go and get some....

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post #2 of 42 (permalink) Old 05-11-2009, 08:33 PM
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Sorry to hear about the crash, that could have been so much worse, you're banged up but alive. Not sure about what the insurance would cover, never really thought about it, please post the answer, it'd be good info to stick in the back of my mind.

Glad to hear you're ok - lot's of Vulcan 750's out there for sale, get another with the V&H already installed....

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One question that I do have is does anyone know if the insurance company of the driver at fault will replace my helmet, leathers, and laptop which were smashed up in the crash? I'll send in some pics of my bike if I can get my wife to go and get some....
I have wondered the same. I ride with the laptop on occasion. Please post the answer. I hope it is favorable. But the most important thing is you live to ride another day!

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Hey, don't wonder, they will be glad to replace everything damaged in the crash if she was at fault, all you need to do is squeeeeezzzzzeee........lol...
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Wow! So glad to know that you weren't hurt too badly. Insurance is supposed to pay restitution. All things broken fixed or replaced. If they try otherwise hire an attorney and they can pay for him too. I hope you heal quickly and fully.

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Don't know the answer, but I'm glad you're (mostly) ok. T-boned by a car that was supposed to stop....Jeez.

Get better soon.
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Oh man! That could have been tragic. I'm glad you came out with so minor injuries. What's wrong with people!

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Yeah insurance should cover all your kit. Anything safety equipment is covered by your insurance. Laptop should be though. your laptop would haven't been damaged if they hadn't hit you, and you have the right to transport things. totally get a lawyer.

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Sorry to hear about the crash, that could have been so much worse, you're banged up but alive. Not sure about what the insurance would cover, never really thought about it, please post the answer, it'd be good info to stick in the back of my mind.

Glad to hear you're ok - lot's of Vulcan 750's out there for sale, get another with the V&H already installed....
x2 from Cliff, get well, get your bike fixed or get another bike and get back to riding. best ofluck on your recovery.

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Glad to hear you're ok. I'm pretty sure her insurance in this case will offer to pay for all of the repairs plus a settlement for pain and suffering right off the bat because you were injured. Be sure to hold out a little not to take advantage of them but see what they will start leveling off at. We all pay into insurance and they never like paying out. I know this for a fact as I was rear ended in my car with a passenger and I only asked for restitution for the vehicle. My passenger got almost $9k in pain and suffering without even needing to go to court and all they had was minor whiplash.

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