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Plank Help

Discussion in 'Politics, Laws, Government & Insurance' started by solidsk8, Aug 21, 2009.

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  1. Hi,

    Today at aprox 7:40am on my way to work a piece of timber appeared in front of me from underneath a car on ipswich road, moorooka.

    As I am not superman and my reaction time wasn't up to the challenge I hit the plank and my front wheel was thrown up into the air (Yay biggest mono ever on my lil 250).

    I managed to keep the bike up right and pulled over to inspect the damage but damn my foot was caining.

    The timber was flung straight into my toes at 60km/h so I gotta go to the doctors today, hurts like hell - that'll teach me to wear my motorcycle boots.

    The front wheel has decent dent in it and now needs replacing. Luckily the motorcycle mechanics were only a couple of hundred meters away from where it happened.

    So it's gonna cost me about $1000 for a new wheel plus a bit for barings and labour.

    I just want to know if I'm gonna have to foot the bill as AAMI said I can make a claim but would be 'at fault' cause I don't have the details of the vehicle who dropped the timber (excess is $1200 so theres no point). Is there anyway to make someone else pay for some stupid idiots securing things to vehicle skills. I thought since it's not my fault the plank was dropped I would just be able to make a claim not at fault and pay only $500 excess.

    My employer should cover any medical expenses.

  2. no-fault means being able to identify the other guy. Read your policy.

    perhaps - call workcover.
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