Four years ago a ‘driver’ crashed into me and my bicycle, rather than slow down marginally and avoid me. That decision slowed him down a great deal, he had to deal with a battered and bloody version of me for a while, then he had to deal with his insurance company and the courts and eventually the headache of a fine and points.
Which on the whole is not a lot compared to me.
In the last four years I’ve had…..
- Three surgeries to fix my broken collarbone
- Mostly recovered from many bruises and lacerations – although I have some scars
- Gone through a lot of Physical Therapy
- Not regained full use of my shoulder
- Spent a lot of money on pain killers
Currently my shoulder is aching, I know that a nice hot shower and some ibuprofen will fix it, but that is not the point, my other shoulder does not hurt.
I have restricted mobility in my shoulder.
I went to see the medical examiner today, this should be my final visit.
We are in court in November, unless the drivers’ insurance company decided to try and settle it out of court and make us a really good offer.
It has been a very long road. The journey to compensation is probably nearing the end, but the pain and suffering will probably continue for a very long time.