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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