Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Glad to hear you're ok.
I'll echo chirosyd's comment about making sure to be "made whole", obviously within reason. Once you sign off saying you're "OK" again, then it's over (was my understanding anyway). I'm not a believer in taking people (or insurance companies) to the cleaners, but I do believe they need to fulfill their obligation to restore you and your motorcycle to the condition you were in before the accident, plus compensate for loss of work/wages, and any other related costs.
When I went over the bars on my WRR a couple years ago, the lady's insurance company (Shelter) actually took care of me VERY well. I came out way ahead on the bike repairs (opting for upgrades vs cosmetic repairs), they took care of all the medical bills, chiropractor bills for 8 weeks, and I unexpectedly ended up with a small settlement from it as well. Personally I was glad I decided to go ahead and go to the ER to be checked out, as well as the chiropractor (who sent me for an MRI...). My initial reaction was to just get on the bike and ride home, which would not have been a good idea since I almost went into shock while sitting in the Ambulance while they kept asking me questions.
My wife was involved in a multiple-car-rear-end collision, and her case was a mess from the get go, took several years to settle with lawyers were involved, got an extremely lousy settlement, and has a bad disc in her back now.
Last edited by zekester63; 03-05-2015 at 11:23 AM.