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    I got into a bit of a bike accident about a week back & because of some vageries with the insurance they don't cover me.
    I was hoping to chase the person up for repairs to my bike, but incase they refuse I was thinking of getting a lawyer to help & maybe take them to court to recover damages.

    Anyone have experience with this? Would it even be worth it for $2000 of damage?

    *Edit*
    Just got advice to take it to court & represent myself, might look into that

    cheers
    Last edited by FarkMark; 26-10-2009, 11:45 AM.

  • #2
    You have the persons details?

    Get at least two quotes to repair.
    Just send them a letter of demand for $xxxx with copies of quotes attached. (look for 'letter of demand' templates on google)
    Go and make a traffic report / police statement asap.
    if they don't reply within 14 days, give them a call/another letter and start to think about taking them to court.

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    • #3
      thanks stevo, that looks like the way to go atm.
      btw anyone know what cour costs are approximately?
      Last edited by FarkMark; 26-10-2009, 04:51 PM.

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      • #4
        Small calims like this won't cost you a cent but you do all the work. Lawyers are scum and will charge you many times more than the damages. Do some research, sit in on similar procedings so you know how it works, and get your day in court.
        EXPERIENCE: noun: Knowledge or skill derived from actual participation or direct contact rather than mere study, interest, or internet.

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        • #5
          Not all lawyers are scum.
          We have one here on the forum who gives us volumes of (sometimes un appreciated) free advice.

          He is a legend, both here and in real life.


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          • #6
            WxsS...

            He is a top bloke...

            Can ride a bit too...

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            • #7
              Fine, "Most lawyers are scum".
              EXPERIENCE: noun: Knowledge or skill derived from actual participation or direct contact rather than mere study, interest, or internet.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by XSorXpire View Post
                free advice.



                From a lawyer generally results in money for them down the track...


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                • #9
                  In that case I'll check my PM.

                  Nope, still no invoice.

                  Now to add something constructive back into this thread, perhaps MarkMark might be kind enough to report back in due course with a brief run down of his legal dealings, how it worked, what he would do differently next time, tips for young players, etc.

                  Best of luck MarkMark.
                  https://parodieslost.blog/

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                  • #10
                    haha thanks Neil and Rick, Apathetic, I am really not that bad i have not charged a soul on here
                    Last edited by ButtNekid; 27-10-2009, 10:00 AM.

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                    • #11
                      no worries deb. I'm trying to go through the Insurance Ombudsman. Maybe they can jump up & down on the insurance companies backs.

                      If that fails, I'm gonna try settle the bill with the person. Then comes the formal letter of demand, possibly followed by the Majistrates court. (which according to their web site, should cost around the 180 mark). Won't say too much else here in case it comes back to me during this dispute.

                      ah wells, if nothing else, least this is an interesting ride XD

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                      • #12
                        Insurance Ombudsman

                        then

                        I took someone to the "Small Claims Tribunal" almost a decade ago, with a very good result (all vehicle repairs paid for, expenses and interest). Lawyers can not get involved in the SCT either from what I remember, which keeps costs down.

                        If it is more than a few grand, get some professional advice.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ApatheticEnd View Post
                          Fine, "Most lawyers are scum".
                          err, maybe "some lawyers are scum"? Mine's XL and I know one that's a hottie!

                          but.. OP, you can do this yourself if u r sure of facts and costs are small. Screw up and costs are...
                          The crux of the biscuit is the apostrophe.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by AZAZL View Post
                            err, maybe "some lawyers are scum"? Mine's XL and I know one that's a hottie!

                            but.. OP, you can do this yourself if u r sure of facts and costs are small. Screw up and costs are...
                            I'm gonna file this as a "small claims" in the magistrates court. If i bugger it up I'll just have to cover the court costs myself. Legal representation isn't allowed with small claims, so I don't think theres too much to lose

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                            • #15
                              Re: DIY legal proceedings

                              Not commercially realistic for $2k claim.

                              Go the small claims route. Very economical option.

                              So on the eight day, after wasting time faffing about with unimportant guff like heaven & earth & the waters & sky & creatures [& having a wee kip] & man.... God created PSB (GenesiSX-R1000)

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