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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
First things first. Get a lawyer. Right now. Today. If you were hit from behind while stopped, it was 100% his fault. His insurance company WILL try to rip you off, That is their job. After getting the lawyer, get to the hospital and get thoroughly checked out, including a full MRI scan. Back and neck injuries are common from this type of accident, and may not show up for some time. Just because you don't "feel" too bad right now means nothing. Let the doctors decide how badly you are injured.
If you were hit hard enough to be knocked 8-10 feet, your bike is almost certainly totaled. An impact to the rear wheel will ripple through the whole bike, each part will push into the part ahead of it, so the frame is most likely bent, and the bike is no longer any good for anything but a few parts. But. You should get enough from his insurance company to pay for all your medical bills, including getting checked out in the first place, get a rental car, and buy a brand new bike, or a used Vulcan, if that is what you want, and have some $$$ left over. That is the insurance company's responsibility, but they won't do it without a lawyer pushing them. Since the lawyer will collect about 1/3 of the settlement, he has every reason to go for as much as possible, which benefits you as well.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike