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Old 09-08-2014, 06:13 PM   #1
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a** hole backed into me on my bike. worth repairing?

So this a** hole getting out of a parking spot fast hit me, I was going 25 and by the time I had time to react it was too late. im okay just sore and a scratch in my knee my bike in the other hand its beat up including a bent tank, but no mechanic issues. I did get his issuance info and filed a police report. What should I do? is it worth repairing? Its a 07 gs500f with 20k miles. Thank you in advance

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If you have his insurance info, then they can get an estimate and cut you a check. Then you can get it fixed or keep the cash, its up to you. That is if it is 100% his fault on the police report.
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If it was his fault (on report) then his insurance will pay the claim. Why wouldn't you fix your bike if it won't cost you a dime?
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If you have his insurance info, then they can get an estimate and cut you a check. Then you can get it fixed or keep the cash, its up to you. That is if it is 100% his fault on the police report.
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If it was his fault (on report) then his insurance will pay the claim. Why wouldn't you fix your bike if it won't cost you a dime?

anytime I've ever seen an accident in a parking lot, the police will not place fault as it occurred on private property.

Just sayin', don't be surprised if your insurance co doubles back on you and is only willing to cover PART of the claim.

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anytime I've ever seen an accident in a parking lot, the police will not place fault as it occurred on private property.

Just sayin', don't be surprised if your insurance co doubles back on you and is only willing to cover PART of the claim.

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Can you explain a little about why that is?
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anytime I've ever seen an accident in a parking lot, the police will not place fault as it occurred on private property.

Just sayin', don't be surprised if your insurance co doubles back on you and is only willing to cover PART of the claim.

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If this is the case, the insurance company will conduct an investigation, and you are correct that they may say he is partially at fault, but if its a SMIDSY case he will win no problem.
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anytime I've ever seen an accident in a parking lot, the police will not place fault as it occurred on private property.

Just sayin', don't be surprised if your insurance co doubles back on you and is only willing to cover PART of the claim.

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Yea I also heard of that..bs
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He backed into you?
Yea he backed out of the parking spot recklessly without looking...im glad it wasn't a kid on a bike or someone walking by
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This is probably not what you want to hear, but most parking garages have a 5mph speed limit posted. Mainly because parked cars are at an angle and they cant really see cars coming up, so you are expected to stop when someone is backing out (because your only doing 5mph).
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This is probably not what you want to hear, but most parking garages have a 5mph speed limit posted. Mainly because parked cars are at an angle and they cant really see cars coming up, so you are expected to stop when someone is backing out (because your only doing 5mph).
It was at a park's parking lot, and its parallel to the main road. At the time the speed limit was 20mph since it was school zone
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Without a police report it's dicey. Were there any witnesses and did you get their info?
Contact his insurance company and explain what happened and see how it goes from there.
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Without a police report it's dicey. Were there any witnesses and did you get their info?
Contact his insurance company and explain what happened and see how it goes from there.
Yea I did file a police report and got a case number
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I have had an incedent in a parking lot when I was 16 or 17, (over 20 years ago) where I was backing out of a parking spot at blockbuster video, some asshat was doing about 30mph and clipped my rear quarter. Cops said "private property" so no fault could be assigned.

Serious question though, you were doing 25 in a parking lot?!
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Can you explain a little about why that is?
b/c police don't want to get involved in private matters would be my guess. I really don't know a real answer as to why.

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I have had an incedent in a parking lot when I was 16 or 17, (over 20 years ago) where I was backing out of a parking spot at blockbuster video, some asshat was doing about 30mph and clipped my rear quarter. Cops said "private property" so no fault could be assigned.

Serious question though, you were doing 25 in a parking lot?!
Yep. Bought a new truck in 1995, 2 months into owning it I was in a Home Depot parking lot and a woman was cutting across and didn't see me. Creamed my new truck. Her insurance was cool until the body shop (that they made me go to) sent them the bill. They balked and said they'd only pay 80% and I had to threaten to sue (letter from attny) to get them to cave.

The whole "cops can't cite on private property" thing is annoying. Yet they can file a police report on your car getting burglarized? They can arrest someone for DUI in a parking lot?
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If this is the case, the insurance company will conduct an investigation, and you are correct that they may say he is partially at fault, but if its a SMIDSY case he will win no problem.
yeah but the other party has to say it was their fault. If they won't confess on their own....
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If they were allowed to patrol on public property, there would be no race tracks. This is a good thing...which is also why everyone should be finiancially responsible (AKA insured).
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If they were allowed to patrol on public property, there would be no race tracks. This is a good thing...which is also why everyone should be finiancially responsible (AKA insured).
They already patrol and ticket on private property, and a closed track is substantially different than a parking lot + legal.

Sounds like an issue of them avoiding what paperwork they can to me, probably with the blessing of every city in the country since they don't collect any $ from those types of incidents.
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