Hit by a cager on my way home

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by Kurlee, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Kurlee

    Kurlee 2009: A Bike Odyssey

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    That was without accessories. I sent them almost $3K in receipts for what I added to the bike within the past year. They decided that $413.05 was fair. Fuck USAA.
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  2. bomose

    bomose Long timer

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    Go ahead and get a lawyer.I tried to do it on my own and got nowhere. I had a lawyer friend call them and they gave me exactly what I asked for. Plus I got to keep the bike, an '82 Lawson Replica.
    As for avoidance of wrecks, this girl crossed the center lane around a blind left (for me) turn just as I was turning in. I aimed behind her and slid the rear around to increase my angle. Otherwise, I would have hit her in the door instead of the rear quarter panel.Therefore, I went over the car instead of through it.I would have missed her except at the last second she hit the brakes. The only way I could have avoided it was to stay home, in my opinion. Or I could just walk everywhere. I have been down that road hundreds of times. Sometimes timing and fate just get you.I do believe 75% of accidents can be avoided, but far from 99%.Glad you're OK.
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  3. Draechon

    Draechon Long timer

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    Any update?
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  4. nwdub

    nwdub Banned

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    if you want any kind of real money please lawyer up!!!!!!
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  5. BTL

    BTL No more snow!!

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    hope all goes well..I've been there and it's no fun, not to mention replaying it over and over during the night. Hope your new ( GS?) is as good as the last.
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  6. marine_mike

    marine_mike Banned

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    I hope everything works out for the best. My girlfriend and I both have USAA and they are a damn good bank and insurance company. On a side note, my girlfriend also dawns the blueberries and I am soon to also. 12 years in the Corps and I'm looking to finish out my 20 after a few years off. Good luck there soon to be shipmate.
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  7. arcanum

    arcanum Been here awhile

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    As far as USAA goes FYYFF. These guys "took" my car to a repair facility to "evaluate" which was really a salvage yard. They did this without my permission. When I did not settle for their crappy offer,they sold the car . I still have the car title,but my car is gone.Earlier, when I tried to get the car back,the salvage yard told me that I would have to pay storage!
    If I had it to do over again,I would have just sued the driver in small claims court and made them come to me. When you deal with these guys,you will get a different person each time and it is about like the lawnmower thread. I am going to declare a 1000.00 loss at least on my taxes this year due to these creeps.
    Google USAA sucks and you will see what I mean. It is really just a numbers game with these assholes. They use every trick in the book!
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  8. dragstarjohn

    dragstarjohn n00b

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    Really sorry to hear about that. Make sure you get the best medical care you can for that lump on your back. You don`t want it giving you troubles for the rest of your life.
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  9. ObiJohn

    ObiJohn Screaming Banshee

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    My experience with them was the complete opposite. My family had insurance with them for 3 decades (father was career Navy). I had uninsured motorist, and was in an accident that was the fault of the uninsured motorist. I had to sue them; they screwed me on my car's value, lagged on paying for my week-long hospital stay, and even though I spent a week in the hospital and couldn't walk for 3 months they refused to give me any money for living expenses. I had to sue them, and their lawyer admitted to my lawyer that he was on retainer specifically for uninsured motorist claims... USAA figured that paying him $3K/month was cheaper than paying out what they owed. In effect, they defended the uninsured motorist against me because she was their client. My experience so soured me on USAA that I now use State Farm. I can't say anything good about them.
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  10. ObiJohn

    ObiJohn Screaming Banshee

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    It's hard to make yourself visible to another vehicle when you can't see the other vehicle. By definition, when you're hidden you can't see what you're hidden from. Now, I can agree with the tenet that one should ride to maximize one's visibility... but sometimes you can do everything right and get screwed by someone else's mistake. DAMHIK.
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  11. arnuld

    arnuld n00b

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    So sad dude, I am happy you are fine
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  12. flei

    flei cycletherapist

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    Do you realize you are responding to comments made more than 5 years ago?
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  13. Beemeup

    Beemeup 1978 R100/7

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    No way to know for sure, hindsight and all that, but you said traffic blocked her view so you assumed the coast was clear. If I see a potential I slow down even more than my slow pace in traffic.
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  14. GETTHUMPER2

    GETTHUMPER2 Been here awhile

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    Yes this is absolutely TRUE.....I have a perfect example of this, on May 20th I was T-boned in an intersection, traffic in my lane was just a little above walking pace and stop and go, this was a 6 lane divided road, the intersection was controlled by a traffic light, as I was traversing the last part of the intersection I was alternately looking to my right checking the cross traffic which was still stationary for their red light and watching for the car in front of me stop ( did not want to run into it) also providing a little bit more following distance for the same reason. I check traffic as I start to cross the #1 lane, Then check that the car in front of me is still rolling forward, do the same thing as I start to cross the #2 lane, again wait for the car in front of me to start moving, check #3 lane before proceeding, do not see any cars in the lane, look forward and proceed to follow the car in front of me,,,,,and BAM never even saw the car that hit me because I was watching the car in front of me. In the police report, the driver that hit me said that he was driving in the #3 lane with no cars in front of him, his light turned green and he floored it thinking all was clear, the police report indicates that I was hidden by the stopped cars in lane #2 just as his car was hidden from me. it seems that he was a few car lenghts back from the front of the line.
    Bottom line is that I was riding in what I feel was a safe manner, proceeding cautiously and checking traffic front and side and still I got put down.
    All the best,
    THUMPER>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
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  15. r-3350

    r-3350 A.K.A. Carl

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    A few years back I hit a dog and went down. Injuries were broken ribs. The dog's owner had USAA home owners insurance. they were quick to repair the Versys and replace all my riding gear. But it took 2 years and a lawyer for them to pay the hospital bill.
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