Author Topic: Knocked off - tell me what I need to do  (Read 18672 times)

citoyen

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Re: Knocked off - tell me what I need to do
« Reply #150 on: October 10, 2018, 01:11:47 pm »
No, haven't got the heart for it.

 :(

Re: Knocked off - tell me what I need to do
« Reply #151 on: October 16, 2018, 11:02:51 am »
Just been reading through this, sorry to hear you're still having problems.

I can relate to feeling anxious, I was knocked off while descending a couple of years ago but got away with just cuts and bruises amazingly but was always aware that I was very fortunate. Still don't like going downhill as all I think about is the off I had.

Glad it hasn't put you off completely though, and your teeth look pretty good compared to the first post!!!

ian

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    • The Suburban Survival Guide
Re: Knocked off - tell me what I need to do
« Reply #152 on: October 16, 2018, 11:20:40 am »
Sadly, the anxiety never goes entirely, but it can become manageable.
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Re: Knocked off - tell me what I need to do
« Reply #153 on: October 16, 2018, 01:20:49 pm »
Sadly, the anxiety never goes entirely, but it can become manageable.

I am meant to go for EMDR, but have never gotten around to it. I will eventually, but I am fine training on zwift and keeping my riding for audaxes, where I feel pretty safe.

I've had other horrible crashes, but it's the "I can't see what I could have done differently" factor that has thrown me with this one. That, and the whole year off work, lips still don't work the same, implants not the same as teeth, scars...

It really has sucked a whole bunch of arse. Still, the latest version of the implant crowns are much better than the first lot.

ian

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Re: Knocked off - tell me what I need to do
« Reply #154 on: October 16, 2018, 01:45:58 pm »
Hit from behind – not a lot I could do other than not be there. To this day, I certainly feel the anxiety whenever I hear a vehicle behind me. Even after the immediate physical damage is resolved, there's no real accounting for the fact that it'll be with you for a lifetime.

Not wishing to be negative, I now regularly cycle (it took a decade before I bothered to get on a bike again, not necessarily purposeful avoidance, a mix of that and circumstance) though, of course, I'm less likely to take risks and try to minimize aggravating situations (not the easiest of things).

It's not all bad, I learned some ninja wheelchair skillz and I had the best Halloween fancy dress ever. Are those stitches real? They certainly are, my dear.
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Jaded

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Re: Knocked off - tell me what I need to do
« Reply #155 on: October 16, 2018, 03:55:45 pm »
I'd recommend EMDR, in the way that anyone who has had successful treatment recommends that treatment.

Happy to converse by PM about it, as my counsellor had views about how it should be done.

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Re: Knocked off - tell me what I need to do
« Reply #156 on: January 24, 2019, 11:55:59 am »
Just noticed this thread while doing a search as I have recently been knocked off my bike.  In fact I collided with a car that had suddenly turned right across my path.  Plenty of help from passing people and they did a brilliant job.  Police and ambulance were called and arrived swiftly.  I thought that I had broken my lower arm but x-rays revealed bruising instead so that was good.  No damage to my bike and not too much to the car either.  However, i was told to contact one of those no win no fee injury solicitors which i now have.

My main concern now is will I actually get any compensation and was it really worth my trouble in contacting a company like these especially as I have very few injuries and that the bike has not sustained any damage.  Solicitors fees are huge and although they will obviously recover these, will there be anything left for me?

I dont want to make any money out of it really although I did lose my baselayer jersey which had to be cut off by the paramedic and a brand new pair of gloves ended with a big hole in them.

Re: Knocked off - tell me what I need to do
« Reply #157 on: January 24, 2019, 12:18:36 pm »
Sorry to hear about your "off", but good news that you are OK.

A friend of mine had a similar incident quite a few years ago.  In his case a car turned right onto the main road that he was cycling along and hit him from the side.  The rear wheel got buckled and he was bruised on his arm and leg.  The driver did stop but was of the opinion that while it was his fault it wouldn't have happened if my mate hadn't been there and so on.  It was this attitude that made my mate seek compensation, just so that it was on his insurance record.  He used no-win-no-fee solicitors and it was all pretty easy.  The insurance company wrote the bike off and paid for a new one on the basis that there could have been underlying damage (hardly likely given the very low speed involved) and paid compensation for his injuries.  This did involve going to see a doctor appointed by the insurance company and showing him his arm and leg that had been bruised 3 months earlier  :facepalm:  It all took quite a while to sort out but was relatively easy, he got a new bike and some cash out of it and the driver got a claim on his record.

Re: Knocked off - tell me what I need to do
« Reply #158 on: January 24, 2019, 12:29:30 pm »
Get some timestamped photos of the bruising just in case (or use the kidnappers trick of a dated publication as background  ;))
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ElyDave

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Re: Knocked off - tell me what I need to do
« Reply #159 on: January 25, 2019, 09:29:31 am »
Sadly, the anxiety never goes entirely, but it can become manageable.

Absolutely,  I'm back on the bike hoping to do the last of the ACME winter series having been knocked off the weekend before the first of them.  I was sideswiped at a roundabout, car from the left just did not stop. Seven weeks later someone pulled out from my left while I was in the car. Cue massive swerve and relatively minor damage to the Land Rover, no further injuries.

I think I'm processing both reasonably well, apart from being fucked off with continuing back pain, but I am nervous and reactive around junctions and roundabouts when half the population seem to think the right approach is to come screaming up to them and slam on the anchors at the last minute.

Reading this, I'm coming to the view of even with no obvious damage to frame, should I be pushing for a total replacement rather than just front triangle and some accessories?
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