Author Topic: Knocked off - tell me what I need to do  (Read 20590 times)

Basil

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Re: Knocked off - tell me what I need to do
« Reply #25 on: September 20, 2016, 03:22:15 pm »
Oh dear.  And bother.
I've  no advice to give, but I wish you a speedy recovery and hope for a successful outcome.
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Re: Knocked off - tell me what I need to do
« Reply #26 on: September 20, 2016, 03:28:05 pm »
Very best wishes mate. Hope you heal completely and get back to enjoying the bike soon.
-steve

Re: Knocked off - tell me what I need to do
« Reply #27 on: September 20, 2016, 04:03:48 pm »
Morphine has worn off. Lord, everything hurts.

Just out of surgery to stitch up face and mouth, and pick out the shattered bits of teeth. Splint in. Two front are gone. They don't think they'll save the next two, but maybe the two after that.


hellymedic

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Re: Knocked off - tell me what I need to do
« Reply #28 on: September 20, 2016, 04:08:28 pm »
Heal well!
Get maximum painkillers down you NOW and really try to get on top of your pain before bedtime.
Get well soon!

Re: Knocked off - tell me what I need to do
« Reply #29 on: September 20, 2016, 04:19:04 pm »
GWS

Re: Knocked off - tell me what I need to do
« Reply #30 on: September 20, 2016, 04:21:33 pm »
Ouch. GWS
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Re: Knocked off - tell me what I need to do
« Reply #31 on: September 20, 2016, 04:33:23 pm »
Having teeth smashed out ranks right up there with my nightmares about snakes (and when you grow up in a country full of poisonous snakes, nightmares about snakes take on a special meaning; there really is something under the bed in old wooden country farmhouses).

much sympathy.
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Jaded

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Re: Knocked off - tell me what I need to do
« Reply #32 on: September 20, 2016, 04:57:53 pm »
Ouch!

I reflect the comments already made - GWS

but also,

teeth - painful and long term  :(
don't jump to a settlement - make sure you are pretty sure of where you are going to end up before going final. You should be able to get interim payments to cover immediate losses and damage.
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Re: Knocked off - tell me what I need to do
« Reply #33 on: September 20, 2016, 05:35:08 pm »
Eek!
Glad it's not worse and heal well soon.
Hope the cops and the lawyers get the perp what they deserve.

As Jaded says about the teef - don't let them get off cheap. Pingu was over £3000 to get just 1 implant fitted.
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Re: Knocked off - tell me what I need to do
« Reply #34 on: September 20, 2016, 05:41:23 pm »
Really sorry to see/hear this. I hope you heal as well and quickly as possible

My daughter lost her front teeth when she was 10 (new bike, a bit too big, and a pile of wet leaves on the cycle path). Although the hospital put them back, they were dead (it took me 30 minutes to find them), and they kept them going for 17 years with filigrees of calcium posted in the back. Then one of them broke and she needed implants. £5500.
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Re: Knocked off - tell me what I need to do
« Reply #35 on: September 20, 2016, 05:43:02 pm »
Look on the bright side. If you go for gold implants you can have that LA gangsta look you've always craved.

Re: Knocked off - tell me what I need to do
« Reply #36 on: September 20, 2016, 05:43:47 pm »

Join CyclingUK (CTC), IIRC you can use their free service to do with bike injuries retrospectively. Slater & Gordon ime have been superb with the two incidents that I had in getting my claim settled.


No, you will have to have been a member of CTC at the time of the accident to use the free service. However, Slater Gordon do have a no win no fee service run by Slater Gordon Legal Solutions (part of the same group, but a different legal entity). I was passed on to them by SG following a minor accident earlier this year, but decided not to use them, for various reasons.

GWS and hope you heal quickly and then receive appropriate compensation. As others have said, take your time settling the claim (there is a long time limit). If the police find the motorist liable and once you have the notification of final outcome from criminal justice there's nothing for the insurers to do excpet pay out.

Re: Knocked off - tell me what I need to do
« Reply #37 on: September 20, 2016, 05:47:33 pm »
Ouch - GWS.

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Re: Knocked off - tell me what I need to do
« Reply #38 on: September 20, 2016, 05:54:49 pm »
omg, symphathies - i had similar injuries* after the incident five years ago. i've been dealing with bikeline (alyson france) which i can recommend. get well soon.

* four broken teeth, chin and lip lacerations, broken nose and elbow

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Re: Knocked off - tell me what I need to do
« Reply #39 on: September 20, 2016, 05:56:55 pm »
Jeepers.  GWS.
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Re: Knocked off - tell me what I need to do
« Reply #40 on: September 20, 2016, 06:08:15 pm »
No, you will have to have been a member of CTC at the time of the accident to use the free service.
Is that a new thing? I used the service and was asked to join after the crash, and lots of others have in the past. Though I'm not entirely sure what the difference is between the CTC free thing and a no-win-no-fee deal.

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If the police find the motorist liable and once you have the notification of final outcome from criminal justice there's nothing for the insurers to do except pay out.

One might hope so, but unfortunately you are mistaken on several levels.
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Re: Knocked off - tell me what I need to do
« Reply #41 on: September 20, 2016, 06:56:49 pm »
What do you need to do? Put the pics in the OP in spoiler tags, that's what  :-X

Anyway, I hope the treatments and recovery go well  :thumbsup:

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Re: Knocked off - tell me what I need to do
« Reply #42 on: September 20, 2016, 07:41:01 pm »
No advice to offer; just sympathy and to add the general wish that you heal quickly.
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Re: Knocked off - tell me what I need to do
« Reply #43 on: September 20, 2016, 07:44:09 pm »
GWS! But how's the bike? :)

Re: Knocked off - tell me what I need to do
« Reply #44 on: September 20, 2016, 08:13:45 pm »
Wot they said ^^ - police, [CTC] lawyers, write it all down, keep recording what happens, talk to your other half sooner rather than later. And, above all, get well soon. Glad it wasn't worse.

Re: Knocked off - tell me what I need to do
« Reply #45 on: September 20, 2016, 08:25:41 pm »
Strewth. GWS and hope you get some suitable recompense.
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Re: Knocked off - tell me what I need to do
« Reply #46 on: September 20, 2016, 08:47:14 pm »
cant add much to the advice already given , but  ouch!  hope you get sorted and GWS

Re: Knocked off - tell me what I need to do
« Reply #47 on: September 20, 2016, 09:35:47 pm »
Back home after a day of picking shattered teeth out of my mouth and stitching my mouth and face back together. Everything hurts - ankles, wrists, knees, shoulder and hands. Bike will be a write off.

Re: Knocked off - tell me what I need to do
« Reply #48 on: September 20, 2016, 09:45:58 pm »
Morphine has worn off. Lord, everything hurts.

Just out of surgery to stitch up face and mouth, and pick out the shattered bits of teeth. Splint in. Two front are gone. They don't think they'll save the next two, but maybe the two after that.


Oh f*ck!
GWS
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Re: Knocked off - tell me what I need to do
« Reply #49 on: September 20, 2016, 09:55:04 pm »
Bike will be a write off.

Oh dear. Was that your beloved Domane? Does a 2017 model beckon?