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So sorry to read about your crash. Best wishes to heal up quick and determine if your SS is a keeper. Thank goodness you have a supportive family caring for your needs.
 

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Day 8, first meeting with lawyer today. Will see direction to go for bike and myself.
 

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Ouch, that hurts to see this post. Glad you got away in fair shape to brag about it here ;). Could easily have gone much worse. Wish you a fast recovery. (y)
 
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Day 8, first meeting with lawyer today. Will see direction to go for bike and myself.
I might share a little but about claims. Thirty years ago I did some sheet time and missed six weeks of work due to an unfortunate accident. Here are few terms and rules that might be helpful:

1. Pain and Suffering. One way to determine the dollar value of P&S is to just total the medical and rehab bills and negotiate a multiplier against it, usually the bigger the medical bill, the smaller the multiplier. Say, your medical costs totaled $30k, there could be a multiplier of 2 1/2 times and that would $75k. Obviously that it's an example and certainly the multiplier is "negotiable".

2. Out of pocket. Any medical bills not paid by insurance obviously would be a claim. And consider that usually your health insurance and liability insurance companies will subrogate those claims and settle among the insurance companies. But anything that falls through the cracks should be claimed. Obviously the cost of the motorcycle. Also, the value of lost earnings, sick leave and vacation time paid from your work; you've lost that, you're entitled to the value of it. And consider your time and travel, mileage, etc., for anything related to the accident, the recovery and administration of claims.

3. Residual Impairment. This would be any long term effects from the accident. This is something that would need to be determined by a professional care giver or medical cost specialist. I am unfamiliar with the workings of how that claim is determined, other than knowing the term.

Hope this helps. I had to do a lot of this research 30 years. Luckily I was able to negotiate this by myself and had no lingering effects of the accident.
 

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You probably made the right decision to plow into her. I have a friend that lost a leg by trying to go around a car that didn’t stop at a stoplight and the plowed into his side and broke his leg so badly it had to be amputated
He would have been better off to plow into the car. Hard to second guess. Way to many variables. Hope your feeling better soon and enjoying the Porsche and the Ducati soon
 

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Just seeing this thread now - so sorry man, that really sucks, but glad it wasn't worse! Take your time to heal properly, and I wouldn't worry about your bike. I can't imagine the driver's insurance won't be buying you a new one - Ducatis reach the totalled limit very quickly. My buddie's 848 Evo was gently backed into at a gas station and tipped over. The insurance company wrote it off as totalled and he got a check for around $10k. Perhaps you'll be able to upgrade to a 950S.
Anyway, hope you feel better soon. Keep us up to date on your progress!
 

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Prayers for a full and speedy recovery , been there ...
 
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On Friday 5/28, a car pulled out in front of me. She pulled out and stopped. Could not stop or go around, so ended up hitting her left front fender. Sailed over her hood and landed on pavement. broke right leg just below knee and left arm near wrist. L1 compression fracture also. Much pain involved, but I’m alive! View attachment 43366 View attachment 43367

Not dead, just look that way!
Get well soon!
 

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No news on bike yet as far as insurance. Yoke broken, fairings toast. Front wheel bad. Unknown is fork condition. Will probably see payout from insurance. Will be a while before I’m in shape to do a lot it work on it. Forks probably need testing for trueness. We’ll see.
 
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@Paddlefoot64 We will worry if you say - I like electric scooter, it's not red or white but I like. Then Forum Team will call to change your rehabilitation process... ; )
 

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best of luck... makes me wonder why i ride sometimes with 2 little kids(2,5), if it's worth the risk 😔
 

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Nothing in life is risk-free. If you ride with good situational awareness, your risks are reduced. I retook the MSF course in my mid-30's for a good skills refresher which I think also reduces my risk some.
 

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Nothing in life is risk-free. If you ride with good situational awareness, your risks are reduced. I retook the MSF course in my mid-30's for a good skills refresher which I think also reduces my risk some.
I read all that I can, go out for practice rides and carpark technique, and have started taking more advanced courses for slow skills and cornering. Motorcycling is a risk, but I like to believe it's a risk that can be reduced by constant learning and practice. Not saying @Paddlefoot64 should do this, he probably already does, but his outcome could have been worse if he hadn't. My nephew crashed his Yamaha Bolt the other day, when a semi jacknifed in front of him on a highway exit ramp, but his practice meant he instinctively steered into the guard rail and broke his thumb rather than skidded under the track and suffered much worse.
 
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