Junac Smoked From Behind

Discussion in 'Canada' started by JUNAC, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. JUNAC

    JUNAC Straight Shooter

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    Hey guys,

    Looks like my riding days are over. :cry I'm ok, bike was totalled. Driving home from work yesterday, cars were stopped at intersection, I pulled up and stopped. Checked my mirror, too late. Rear ended by mini van, taken by Ambulance to hospital. Spent 6 hrs on back board and in a neck brace. EKG, X-Ray, and CT Scans all good. No broken bones. Protective gear torn up, helmet and shield banged up. I've had the pleasure of riding with Detroit, Southwestern, and GTA ADV Riders and will never forget the good times. Right now I'm counting my blessings.

    RIDE SAFE! DRIVE SAFER!


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  2. Tosh Togo

    Tosh Togo Long timer

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    Damn!...that blows big-time... :puke1

    What was the van-driver's excuse, other than not driving?....
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  3. RumRunner

    RumRunner Sit there, turn that

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    Mike, I'm so glad to hear that you checked out fine, however by the looks of the picture, I'm sure you got "launched". The soreness will be apparent this week-end.

    I'd be interested in what charges were laid on the soccer van operator. Any evidence of cell phone use or texting while driving?

    DW
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  4. drcool

    drcool R.I.P. Dave

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    Mike, I am glad you can communicate after your incident.

    Practice the three R's for now. Rest, Relax, Recuperate. Then have a lawyer eat the texting, lazy, soccer van driving cager alive. Adjusters and insurance people will need proding to do the right thing but if it is anything like my accident you will do fine monetarily.

    Be forceful when the time is right.
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  5. Pig-Pen

    Pig-Pen (Formerly KTMike)

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    YIKES! Close call for sure Mike! Glad you`re ok!! :thumb You were lucky for sure.

    Hope the driver doesn`t get off too easily.

    On the bright side....riding seasons pretty much over and you have all winter to shop for a new bike and gear.

    Don`t let it spook ya...most of us have been there, and many didnt walk away without extended hospital stays (including myself) Hope to see you back in the saddle next spring!
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  6. McJamie

    McJamie STROMINATOR

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    Looks like the van tried to EAT you and the bike. Could have been way worse. You're a lucky guy. Everyone else is right, get a good lawyer NOW! And don't screw around. Document everything you do, how you feel, where it hurts, etc....Be pushy with the insurance company and anyone else involved. If you don't demand help, financial or otherwise,none will be given. It's been 2 & half years since mine and it's still not resolved.
    Go buy some lottery tickets, you appear to be a lucky man.
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  7. Knobbiethrower

    Knobbiethrower ADV in ADK

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    OMG- That could have been so much worse. I'm glad to hear you're ok.
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  8. sonoran

    sonoran copacetic

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    Glad you are relatively OK, that looks like it could have been much worse.

    I know you're shaken up right now but give yourself some time before you call an end to your riding days.

    Hope you heal up quickly.
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  9. vanos954

    vanos954 Adventurer

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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.
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  10. H e a d N o r t h

    H e a d N o r t h (take the high road)

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    Mike,

    Do what you think is right for you, but my initial response to seeing that picture was "man, what a lucky bugger, he doesn't need to go through the hassle of trying to sell that bike to fund a 950!".

    But seriously - glad you're OK.

    Ferd
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  11. OldSilverFox

    OldSilverFox Let's Go!

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    Junac
    Sorry to hear about what has happened but glad to hear initial reports are good regarding injuries. Things could have been a lot worse. Hope you make a full and speedy recovery. I also hope you meant that your riding days are over only for this season.
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  12. Bruno T .

    Bruno T . N8YQ

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    Damn, Mike. Glad your ok.

    I've got a loaner for you when you're ready to do some dirt roads with us.
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  13. toddiscdn

    toddiscdn Take off, EH!

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    :eek1 Holy Shit Mike!!!!, 30 million on the 6-49 tonight, might wanna pick up a ticket, your certainly lucky to not have come out much worse.

    Anyway, glad to hear your doing ok, dont give up , take the time to see how you really feel about it.

    Liquor heals all wounds:D , Todd
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  14. KTMER

    KTMER On roads less travelled

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    Get well soon, glad you walked away (after the hospital visit)
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  15. the kaz

    the kaz has become "FERAL"

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    Good to hear your OK :clap
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  16. rob1313

    rob1313 Still learning

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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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  17. Ed~

    Ed~ What, Me Worry?

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    Congrats for walking away from that one!:freaky

    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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  18. Ed~

    Ed~ What, Me Worry?

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    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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  19. Forseti

    Forseti Long timer

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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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  20. JUNAC

    JUNAC Straight Shooter

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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.

    JUNAC
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