SeanieG wrote:Thanks folks,
I've photos of the driver, the position of the car, my injuries, my bike, etc. I attended A&E and got mended. I reported to the police and his insurer (he hadn't done this). At the moment I think I've done all I can - I suspect it'll take a while to get sorted.
As an aside, how clued up are insurers about bikes? My bike is quite old, but as my everyday commute has been well looked after and upgraded. Only the frame, seat post, stem and bars remain from the original.
If you have a home insurance policy:
It will most probably have an accident claims solicitor attachment that will be happy to pick up your case.
Using them should not cost you anything up front [or if you lose the case]
and they'll be expert at making the process easy for you,
plus they won't rob you with charges if/when you win the case, means you get a better compensation figure.
However, this process can be drawn-out, realistically can take over a year to procure,
depends mainly on injuries received - healing / recovery time...
but can be worth the wait for an appropriate compensation payout.
Good Luck, and wishing you a speedy recovery