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Fri Jul 15, 2022, 04:32 PM

It never rains, but it pours.

So, I was riding my bike yesterday morning when a lady pulled out in front of me and I hit her. I am okay for the most part, but there is going to be bills for all that medical treatment as well as repairing her car. I have nothing. So, even though I loathe asking for charity, it seems I have little choice in this matter. No, I am not sure who is actually falls under the 'blame' umbrella, and we are trying to get some legal help on this matter. Of course, yet again, being un-wealthy means I am in that second tier as far as getting real justice and/or assistance. This is what I get for trying to stay healthy. And people wonder why I am a cynic.

I know nothing about GoFundMe or any of that, so I will have to post the link once I figure it out. Thanks for reading this.

Oh, I forgot to say that I am really struggling to sit and type now, so please be patient.

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Reply It never rains, but it pours. (Original post)
OldBaldy1701E Jul 15 OP
FoxNewsSucks Jul 15 #1
OldBaldy1701E Jul 15 #2
FoxNewsSucks Jul 15 #3
BlackSkimmer Jul 19 #9
OldBaldy1701E Jul 19 #10
Tetrachloride Jul 15 #4
OldBaldy1701E Jul 16 #5
Tetrachloride Jul 16 #6
OldBaldy1701E Jul 18 #7
BlackSkimmer Jul 19 #8

Response to OldBaldy1701E (Original post)

Fri Jul 15, 2022, 04:33 PM

1. If she pulled out in front of you, that should be her fault

and her insurance should be paying.

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Response to FoxNewsSucks (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 15, 2022, 04:36 PM

2. It will be difficult to prove that, as she has a 'witness' who already says that I was at fault.

I don't know what to do, to be honest. This kind thing makes my stomach turn.

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Response to OldBaldy1701E (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 15, 2022, 04:38 PM

3. It is often obvious from the location of damage

what position the vehicles were in. I'd call the cops if you haven't already. Your homeowners/renters insurance might be liable to provide coverage if you are at fault, and will provide a defense if not.

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Response to OldBaldy1701E (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 19, 2022, 12:50 PM

9. And you also told her it was your fault?

Yikes.

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Response to BlackSkimmer (Reply #9)

Tue Jul 19, 2022, 09:29 PM

10. Yep. I was in shock and being too nice as usual. (n/t)

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Response to OldBaldy1701E (Original post)

Fri Jul 15, 2022, 04:42 PM

4. Definitely, say nothing. Call a couple of lawyers.

They may ask you to type up a couple of paragraphs.


Therefore, type everything as best you can. Draw a picture or 2.

Ask a friend to help you call the lawyer.

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Response to Tetrachloride (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 16, 2022, 07:51 AM

5. Too late.

I was in shock and kept repeating that it was my fault. To be honest, I am not sure who would be 'at fault'.
i was riding on the sidewalk, which is legal (and usually safer). The vehicle pulled in front of me, but I was going at a decent clip and could not stop in time. We have been calling lawyers. No reply. I guess a case with little chance to make millions is not worth the trouble. Ahh, nevermind. I should just accept that this will ruin us. Regardless of who is at fault, I will lose.

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Response to OldBaldy1701E (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 16, 2022, 10:27 AM

6. there will be good lawyers. call your friends now

your health and heart are our priority

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Response to OldBaldy1701E (Original post)

Mon Jul 18, 2022, 02:48 PM

7. UPDATE:

So, it turns out that this state considers bicycles the same as cars when it comes to accident claims, so we made a claim to our insurance this morning. We also managed to get an appointment with an attorney who specializes in bicycle law. So, we will see. Now, I am just hurting a lot. This is going to affect me for a while and that is going to screw up a few plans. Figures.

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