T-bone

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by Onederer, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. Onederer

    Onederer Crunch Nugget

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    I am just getting x rays after t boneing a car that came across my lane. Right wrist has that weird shape (broken) more to come.
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  2. DoubleDare

    DoubleDare Been here awhile

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    Ouch. Heal fast, and please let us know more when you can.
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  3. Onederer

    Onederer Crunch Nugget

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  4. nevermind

    nevermind sLOW Rider

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    A little safety wire, some JB Weld and you'll be good as new... :D
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  5. Chopperjake

    Chopperjake Adventurer

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    I'm not a doctor, but that looks just plain wrong!!! Heal well and hang in there!
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  6. Onederer

    Onederer Crunch Nugget

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    Thanks for the words. I hope to have some more comforting thoughts rather than a battle when the drivers insurance gets rolling. I hope they treat me right, right away. I don't need any more crap at this point.

    Looks like I won't be riding for a while and that is going to hurt the worst, especially since that is my only transportation. Guess I'll be in a rental for a bit, one of those four wheeled death machines.
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  7. ironcity33

    ironcity33 Desert Dweller

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    looks like a right radial compund fracture. you'll be twisting throttle and bottle caps with it by Thanksgiving tops.
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  8. MMasz

    MMasz Been here awhile

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    As a former LEO, I can tell you she violated your right of way and should have been cited for that. Get an atty. An injury like that usually gets a 6 figure settlement these days.
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  9. bimmerx2

    bimmerx2 Been here awhile

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    I'm one of those people who doesn't believe in suing someone 'just because you can' but when they refuse to take responsibility and their only concern is for themselves... Let's just say I would find the most rabid ambulance chaser in the county and make her life hell.

    But that's just me.

    Anyway, glad you didn't get a lot worse. Been seeing too many posts like this around the net lately. Shorts and a T-shirt? Yeah, you could very easily be looking like a raw sausage ready to put in the pan right now.
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  10. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    Very much in agreement-- that was my first thought. Her attitude added to the OP's pain and suffering at the scene and this is the only attitude adjustment that she'll understand.
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  11. Two Brothers

    Two Brothers Tire Guru

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    Glad it was not worse. Sounds like another example of someone not willing to wait for another 5 seconds to get where they are going, so they feel its ok to cut someone off or run someone over.

    I'll give you some advice. Get a lawyer and a good one. I know it will cost a little more but it will be done right. People like this need to pay for there screw up.

    I hope you heal fast and get to ride again soon. I have 8 more months before I can even think about riding again.
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  12. thebigkr

    thebigkr Stupid Freak

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    Heal quickly, that wrist x-ray looks painful!!!
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  13. baloneyskin daddy

    baloneyskin daddy bikaholic

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    That officer did you no favor by not citing the driver of the car. Because of this you'll play hell in court fighting for a settlement. I had an accident where a flash flood had caused one side of the road to be impassable and as I crested a hill came face to face with a car in my lane with bad results. Because of the road conditions the driver was reprimanded but not cited by the officer and of course lied like hell in his testimony with the insurance co.Luckily both vehicles were of little value and no serious injuries incurred so my ins. paid my bills and his paid his.
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  14. acesandeights

    acesandeights Asperger

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    Thing is, it doesn't make her life hell at all. If she has insurance, she doesn't have to give it a second thought. She'll get a letter when the claim settles that states it's been handled on her behalf. Getting an attorney, or the most rabid ambulance chaser in the county won't be any different to her than not getting an attorney at all. Depending on where you live, you may owe your attorney 33% of your settlement, plus expenses. From what I know, ambulance chasers have more expenses when they can get more from your settlement (they'll send more letters, make more copies, of which you pay not anyone else). If you're going the attorney route, ask friends and family for suggestions and do your research. The attorney that promises you anything is probably not what you want (promises mean nothing). The guy with the biggest ads or flashiest commercials doesn't necessarily work the hardest for you.

    Looks like a bad place to have a break.

    If you have any insurance related questions, PM me. Every state is different, so I might be able to offer some personal opinion or explain things in a general way, not specific to your state.
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  15. G-Funk

    G-Funk That ... Umm ..... "Dude"

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    To the OP - Glad you're ok.

    I had my T-Bone back in 05 .......

    And, yes, get an atty. I did. I didn't have as bad of a break as you, but still had to go into surgery for, of all things, my left thumb.

    That got me a large 5 figure settlement, plus all medical costs covered, etc ....

    G.
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  16. DAKEZ

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    Heal fast and Well.
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  17. Onederer

    Onederer Crunch Nugget

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    A hard hit for sure. I'll keep from posting obscenely large pics like the x-ray ones, later, because I'm still working with just the left trying to get things done is takeing twice as long, hope everyone can bear it a bit longer:D.The plastic cup on one of the knee guards is busted and the helmet has scrapes on the back but I haven't taken pics of those yet. The front rotor is also bent, I tried to show it in one pic.

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  18. Onederer

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  19. acesandeights

    acesandeights Asperger

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    That's interesting. I've never thought about reversing my bars.
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  20. kj7687

    kj7687 Uncle Sally

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    Hey that X-ray looks awfully familiar... lol. Don't you just LOVE that feeling when you first get up from your crash and hold your arm out...you look down at your hand and it's about an inch higher than the rest of your arm. Been there; sucks! Best of luck to you in the healing process!
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