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Old 02-03-2014, 11:45 AM   #1
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is it common for a car driver to file an attorney for injures, from a motorcycle rear ending the back of a car?

just got a call that the driver of the car i hit in the rear right corner hired an attorney, saying that i caused injury to the driver.
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Old 02-03-2014, 11:48 AM   #2
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is it common for a car driver to file an attorney for injures, from a motorcycle rear ending the back of a car?

just got a call that the driver of the car i hit in the rear right corner hired an attorney, saying that i caused injury to the driver.
Idiots always trying to sue someone. Who called you? They're probably trying to sue your insurance company.
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errr body tries to sue these days
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Old 02-03-2014, 11:54 AM   #4
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it was my insurance company, i never had this happen before, so im just following up on the details
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Old 02-03-2014, 11:54 AM   #5
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you can sue (hire for an attorney) for just about anything


wonder if they got the TEXAS HAMMER!!!!!
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How hard did you hit them?
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Old 02-03-2014, 11:56 AM   #7
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visual damage, it was just a broken tail light, i took most of the injury
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I have no experience or real knowledge on the subject so everything I say is invalid.
My friend got rear ended at a stoplight in his truck by a ford explorer going full speed and he had to get an attorney for his injuries, but he had like 3 herniated discs in his back, but it sounds like they are trying to get anything they can out of you, I remember your post a while back and it didn't sound bad enough to cause any real injures. Be careful.
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it was my insurance company, i never had this happen before, so im just following up on the details
Unless you're very wealthy, I'm sure they're trying to sue or pressure your insurance company for more money
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Some people sue for everything. They pretty much could make a living off of it. I remember a long time ago I fell asleep at the wheel after working some super long hours and I rear ended a lady at stop and go speeds...almost no damage.

Her Kids car seat was not strapped in and the kid was in the floor crying. I ran back to help the kid and this just sat in the front seat making blatantly fake moans and crying about how her neck hurts and she is calling the police and want's a full report.

after I helped the kid I was standing on the side of the road and she came out to talk. I told her I was sorry about her neck and that my main concern was that her kid was not strapped in and I was afraid she was injured...so that's why it appeared that I didn't care about her neck...suddenly she got some concerned look on her face, went into her car and got on the phone.

She came out and said "lets just exchange info real quick, I don't think we need to get the police involved, my neck feels better"

people...always trying to take advantage of someone else for their gain.
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Police officer respond to the call? Maybe u can use him as a witness to the extent of injury of the driver to discredit drivers claim? Its sad these days everybody is tryin to get paid for somethin stupid.
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Frivolous lawsuits are the #1 reason ALL insurance policies go up wether you drive a car or a M/C. Signs of the times....
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To play devils advocate here, unless you know this person's history you really have no idea whether or not she was hurt. Case in point, my wife was struck head on by a driver off his meds, and she had to have surgery on her neck and shoulder from that wreck. About six months later (while she was still in phys therapy but cleared to ride a bike) she was hit by a car while on her bicycle. It wasn't a hard hit, but it was enough to aggravate her neck injuries.
Fact is, you were at fault and if she was really hurt then its up to you to make it right. Leave it to the insurance company to fight this because believe me, they don't want to pay for her injuries, either.
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Well, they can hit your insurance up for money if they want, but if the insurance says no, then they have to sue you directly. If they do, then your insurance will assist with the BS that will follow. That's what you pay them for.
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They just want money. They will try to sue you for a crazy amount but will end up settling out of court for a fraction of what they originally asked for. Frivolous lawsuits keep lawyers and insurance companies in business.
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I once kicked the side-exit exhaust pipe on a truck (just behind the rear wheel) and the guy thought from the noise that I rear ended him. He told my insurance I hit his truck hard enough that his daughter in the passenger seat was injured. True story.
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I'm no attorney but it would be interesting to see what a jury would say whenever you presented to them that your 600lb bike and your body weight hit the back of a 3000lb car. And the person in the car is saying she was the one hurt?!?!

If someone calls you again, my opinion would be to tell them to off.


The best part is when someone calls and they say "I have to tell you by law that this is being recorded." I always reply that I don't know what this is about but I DO NOT consent to being recorded.
More than 3000lbs with driver unless she has a Smart car. The physics on this don't work. It would be impossible to get whiplash.

A side impact at high speed where you crush the drivers leg, or if you go through a windshield could be likely. But the driver is full of if trying to get money from a motorcycle rear ending them.
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If someone calls you again, my opinion would be to tell them to off.
It was his insurance company that called just to keep him formed
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The SUV that I rear ended sued my insurance company.

Even though the damage that I did could have been buffed out........

































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