Accident Advice needed

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Randombiker9, 3 Jun 2019.

  1. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    So am I, but I actually like painted nails for my holidays :biggrin:
     
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    Randombiker9

    Randombiker9 Well-Known Member

    I reported online, automatic reply said should get back within 5 days. Got a email this morning saying they’ve received it and will contact me if need further info as for damages I can’t take my bike in till Saturday to check.
     
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    Randombiker9

    Randombiker9 Well-Known Member

    Cheeky lol. I hate painted nails and also I think it was the right one actually not left to answer your previous question
     
    Last edited: 4 Jun 2019
  4. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    That makes sense, but the fact you're not sure is a very good sign :okay:
     
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  5. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Just be certain to tell them exactly what it's stopped you doing. That will include not being able to get your bike checked, yet.

    Don't guess at injuries to yourself or damage to the bike. Leave both until you've both been checked over, and say that to them if they ask.
     
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    Randombiker9

    Randombiker9 Well-Known Member

    What do you mean by that?

    That makes sense
     
  7. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    It's clearly not bothering you too much if you aren't overly conscious of which ankle it is
     
  8. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Which if pressed for an answer you may word it wrong. But you don't drive, so the bike is your means of transport. It's not "just a bike", as in you can go and replace it with another straight away.

    You keeping a written record, refer back here for what you've said, if it helps.
     
  9. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    If you are asked were you wearing Hi-Vis and a helmet at the time, it's not a legal requirement for either to be worn whilst cycling.

    I'm not even asking if you were, it's personal choice as to whether you use them. Just be be prepared for the question being asked.
     
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    Randombiker9

    Randombiker9 Well-Known Member

    How come you mentioned this? And I was at the time anyway. My helmets a smart helmet which’s has built in lights you can easily see in. daytime as well as night and turning indicators that last for 2-3 hours.
    To be honest if police ask that it’s probably most likely for them to help work out who’s at fault.
     
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    Randombiker9

    Randombiker9 Well-Known Member

    Thanks and yes it is (but do also use buses occasionally)
     
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  12. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    If you weren't it's often seen, and said, as the cyclist not taking enough care. Don't let them use it against you.

    You could be lit up like a christmas tree and it won't guarantee you being seen.
     
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    Randombiker9

    Randombiker9 Well-Known Member

    I was so that doesn’t apply to me lol

    Update: weirdly after being active my ankles almost back to normal except the pain comes and goes but Is it a still a good idea for me to get it checked over tommorow

    Ps I know you guys say to get bike checked at bike shop but in previous pictures did it seem like anything’s damaged on it just want to know Incase they ask.
     
  14. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Get yourself and the bike checked over by someone who is qualified.

    Just because they seem okay doesn't mean they will be. Both will be required anyway.
     
  15. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    ...For a claim if you need to go that route that is
     
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