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Fri Apr 30, 2021, 08:39 PM

Update on the guy who caused my bicycle accident...

Written up here:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10181501692

Turned out the guy had no license, no insurance.

So even if I sued him? I'd never see anything.

He is facing a year in jail though.
He's had two previous DUI's.

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Reply Update on the guy who caused my bicycle accident... (Original post)
Archae Apr 30 OP
yonder Apr 30 #1
avebury Apr 30 #2
SYFROYH Apr 30 #3
Archae Apr 30 #6
MerryHolidays Apr 30 #4
sop Apr 30 #5
Archae Apr 30 #7
Evergreen Emerald Apr 30 #8

Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 08:52 PM

1. That sucks. Hope those ribs are healing up - though I bet it's still hurting like hell.

Here's a clip I first saw on DU years ago. I sometimes send it around to folks to help take their minds off any current situation. Watch to the end and remember, you're only allowed to smile because laughing is gonna hurt.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 08:54 PM

2. I am so sorry!

Cracked ribs can hurt like a B**ch. I recently took a hard fall and cracked one rib, I can't even imagine dealing with 3. I hope that they have you on some decent drugs. 800 mg of Ibuprofen pills and a muscle relaxant finally helped me a lot (well and that and when I stopped bending over to pooper scoop for a while).

Hope you feel better soon.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 08:56 PM

3. I think you can sue for his assets, but there likely aren't many. What was his car like?

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But I'm not a lawyer.

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Response to SYFROYH (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 10:24 PM

6. A junker.

Only saw the back half of it.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 08:57 PM

4. You might still want to consult a lawyer

They can advise you best on what to do.

Also, do you have any insurance that might kick in? Like an umbrella policy or even your own health insurance? Consider checking with them too if so.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 09:03 PM

5. Do you have UM (uninsured motorist) coverage on your own auto policy?

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Response to sop (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 10:25 PM

7. No car, no car insurance for me.

I do have an electric bicycle though, it wasn't damaged.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 11:10 PM

8. Ask the prosecutor about restitution

I am not sure if or what he is charged with, but he may be required to pay restitution.

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