Cycling in Sydney Australia
Hi i had a an accident on saturday night when i ran over a hub cap from a car on the road Bay street Ultimo. Does anyone know if this is something i should go for compo about.I don't know these things. I didn't know that plastic hub caps slide and i could swerve as there were parked cars on one side and traffic on the other. Any suggestions. Yes i was injured...i will get into that later as trying to do too much and well just sore as hell...
Ok. Hope your patella will heal by fusing the bone together in time. Don`t ride before 3 months of your accident to give the bone strength and tell your physio of when will you get back on road. Don`t despair and you will be back on bike soon. Your area sounds good to use soon.
Thanks me too :0) Never broke a bone before. The other leg looks better today too and the other wounds are closing nicely now as i am being careful when i move. Yeah i will keep talking to the physio. Plus i am putting comfrey on the wounds and closed area above the patella...its not an open wound thank goodness and no swelling. Whereas the other leg is giving me or was giving me the most trouble. Yeah the back streets are cool and the park :0) Before people get off work and walk their dogs and kids ofcourse he he. Its a shared path so i don't understand why ppl get shirty
Ok. Have a rest and take care.
Thanks will print out that nominal whatever form and send that in and see how i go. I am not super worried about this in many ways but i guess my friend was so insistant maybe because she could so the long term problems with being injured as she had been through something similar maybe. I dunno i just wanna get back on my feet and i learned that there is another type of obstacle on the road to possibly avoid...i never knew these damn things slide and this would happen
If you're on the brakes, a flattened coke can or a plastic bag will make your front wheel slide out from under you - exactly like your hubcap.
Even motorbikes are vulnerable to this.
Gee i hope people read this and see these things are dangerous as i had no idea
I really hope you get better soon Rap Attack. The problem is that I agree that there are very few realistic options for you to claim against in this situation.
My wife was in a similar situation to you the other day, but in a car. A truck dropped a lump of concrete from an unsecured load. Flowing peak hour traffic meant that she had no where to swerve to avoid.
The car sustained a fair bit of damage ($x,000's), and we don't know how long it will be off the road. Much more worryingly she has reaggravated a chronic neck injury that was originally caused by a 3 week licenced P plater slamming into the back of our stationary car at 70km/h in 2001 - just after changes to the Motor Accidents Compensation Act. That injury has dramatically and permanently affected pretty much all aspects of her life (and mine too) but we never saw any compensation, despite clear liability and being able to readily identify the person at fault. Fortunately she can continue to work in her chosen profession (sometimes with difficulty) so things arent as bad as they could be, even if she can't do most of the things we used to do together. Don't know what money would achieve though, it can't bring back health or the ability to do the active things we loved.
The recent reaggravation happened on the way to work, but alas no Worker's Comp coverage anymore on the way to or from work, plus the truck number plate was just out of reach of our car video camera (such things becomming more necessary these days) so we can't go after them either.
I don't know what the answer to all this is, other than the only way to REALLY protect yourself from other people's negligence is to have your own personal injury and income protection insurance. Which is ridiculously expensive and likely to get more so after the removal of workers comp journey coverage. Getting compensation from anyone else for negligent actions is becomming less and less an option these days. Which sucks because more people seem to act negligently these days and couldnt give a F how that affects anyone else.
Hope you get better soon.
Sigh..... Forget this nothion of suing. As you have admitted several times your own ignorance and lack of skill on the bike caused this. Shit happens, heal up, get better and learn from the experience. The public health system is great what more do you want?