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Can I sue the car driver for this?

Asked by: Snuggles 381 views Hair , , , , ,

I was hit by a Nissan Armada this Monday. I was taken to the hospital by paramedics. I had and still have pain on my right wrist, my lower back (I can’t walk for long) and my bike was totaled.

It happened like this. I was heading home and going down a hill. I was already close to the stop and a van in front of me so I started breaking. I came to a complete stop behind the van and all cars from all sides were there for a good five seconds without deciding who was going to go next. So I saw no one went and went through the left side of the van to turn left and as I was turning left, the car in front stepped on the gas and hit me. I don’t know if it was my fault or not.

Also, at the time the paramedics arrived and police, the driver of the Armada was already off the car. There was two people in the front row of the vehicle. Both people got off. When questioned the driver and passenger switched information. The guy was driving and at time of the report, the guy said the woman in the front was the one driving. I knew of this because an officer arrived in the room I was in and asked me who was driving.

Now my bike is a complete mess and I won’t be able to ride my bike for a good while.

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  1. Angel Bubbles on Jun 02, 2013

    as I read what you wrote here, you passed a vehicle in front of you [on your bike] in order to turn left. passing a vehicle in front of you to do that is illegal and forfeits your right of way — therefore, the car that hit you is not at fault — you are.while you may think you should sue, any competent solicitor [or even a shyster in the US] will tell you that you have no case that could be won because of your illegal action and shouold decline to represent you in this matter.

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  2. Alexandra on Jun 02, 2013

    You can sue but if you’re honest, you can’t win. " I don’t know if it was my fault or not " is a key factor. You have to prove fault.

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  3. Helene on Jun 02, 2013

    Next time pay attention to right of way. You might want to review a drivers handbook.Just because you’re on a bike doesn’t give you special priviliges, you have to follow the law too.

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