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Old 11-26-2010, 04:52 PM   #16
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Damn... One of my worst fears.
Glad you checked out ok at the hospital. Sorry about the bike. Your riding days are only over if you want them to be. Whatever choice you make you've got my respect.
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:35 PM   #17
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Good on ya!

Congrats for walking away from that one!

As hard as riders are on each other about their part in an accident, that's one that no one could reasonably expect to avoid.

We are all awaiting news of your recovery and the judges ruling. Here's hoping the KTM is in your future. Good luck.
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:37 PM   #18
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Glad you're ok. I gotta disagree about lawyering up...they only TAKE money from you. Remember insurance is to put you back where you started, no worse, no less. That being said make sure you get what you think you deserve for the injuries but lawyers take 30% and up and don't really get you any more than you would have in the first place most of the time if you are articulate and can talk to the insurance adjuster reasonably.
I don't agree. Unless you are a lawyer yourself, the insurance adjuster will try to get away cheap by offering you a lowball offer for pain and suffering.

A lawyer (or threat of a lawyer) will often change the adjuster's tune by about 50-100% more than the initial payout offer.
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Old 11-27-2010, 04:09 AM   #19
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Glad you were not hurt worse! That looks ugly.
Btw.. I am in the don't bother with a shyster camp unless you need to. There is a reason they are among the most hated professions in the world. I came out of my accident 30K to the good because I didn't have to pay the shyster!
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Old 11-27-2010, 05:00 AM   #20
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Hey Guys,

So far I'm doing pretty good. I plan to go to the wrecker's today to check out the bike, take a few pics, and pull my tag. Not sure how far I was launched but I was told by some guy off the street that was first to attend to me that it was a hell of a performance. Apparently my bike was still running after the collision. This guy went and shut the bike off and put the key in my pocket. Gasoline everywhere! Took the fall on my left side. Shoulder and knee armour torn, top left rear of helmet seemed to hit first then slid to my side. I was also wearing a good quality Maxpedition back pack that I'm sure took some of the initial brunt. I had three motorbike mags in there. Probably about 4"-5" of padding on my back. My stainless coffee mug that was in the side of the pack has a major dent in it. I'll be sure to keep you all posted. Thanks for all the well wishes. Talk to you soon.

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Old 11-27-2010, 08:00 AM   #21
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It's good to know your gear worked....just remember, do not sign off in a hurry to get a $$$ settlement..... months after a crash, there is a chance you have some issues as a result of the initial impact, ie: whiplash.

Besides this will give you some quality shopping time for a new ride.....
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Old 11-27-2010, 08:40 AM   #22
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Probably obvious but don't forget to claim for new helmet/gear, not just the bike.

Glad you are ok, that looked nasty.
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Old 11-27-2010, 09:16 AM   #23
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Glad to hear you're okay.

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Old 11-27-2010, 11:10 AM   #24
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Holy crap. Glad you're OK

Was the driver of the minivan texting?
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Old 11-27-2010, 12:54 PM   #25
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Just got back from viewing the bike and van. Apparently the woman who hit me with the van is a mess, she had just left minutes before.
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:39 PM   #26
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We can fix it.

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Old 11-27-2010, 03:50 PM   #27
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We all try not to think about it, but the reality is that shit like this happens that is completly out of our control. It can happen to any of us at anytime. You were one of the lucky ones who is able to tell about it, and can ride again. Take the witch for all she's got, the insurance pays anyway. Iam sure she is shaken up, but she didnt do the hospital time or lose her ride. ATGATT!!

Good you hear you are OK, thats all what matters. Ride On!
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Old 11-27-2010, 04:10 PM   #28
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Just got back from viewing the bike and van. Apparently the woman who hit me with the van is a mess, she had just left minutes before.
That'll buff right out.
Glad you're OK.
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Old 11-27-2010, 04:40 PM   #29
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Hey Junac, glad you came out as well as you did. Good luck with a full and healthy recovery.

One word of advise is to be cautious how much you say on public forums such as this. If it ever goes to the lawyers......'anything you say, can and will, be held against you'.
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Old 11-27-2010, 06:57 PM   #30
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Glad to hear you weren't hurt worse!

As for her, she should be messed up. She should feel like shit. Her bad, inattentive driving came very close to mortally wounding another person.
If it wasn't you it could have been a pedestrian sneaking through the stopped cars.

There is no excuse for getting behind the wheel of a 3000pound missile, and not paying attention to where it's going. I hope that every time she gets behind the wheel, she remembers this accident, and in the future I hope she preaches to every one she meets to look out for riders, and pay attention to the road!
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