I was knocked off my bike on commute to work
So sorry to hear, get well soon.
Maybe a plug of the time/place/details on here may find the offender ?
IT happened about 8.20 am mon the 23rd may.On Geldard rd (A62) Leeds at the junction with Royds farm rd industrial estate nr the junction of the beeston ring rd A6110.The hit and run driver drove back up the hill towards Gildersome.It was a peugeot 206 in pale blue.I had 6 witnesses who took down the reg number but police said the reg number was not registered so obviously had false number plates.
Although I'm a lawyer I don't practise in personal injury, so my knowledge is hazy. However, assuming that the driver cannot be traced, it might be worth going to the CAB and finding out whether you can make a claim under either the criminal injuries compensation scheme or against the motor insurers' bureau (latter if driver was uninsured, if I recall correctly, although it might apply to untraced drivers, too). Funding claims can be difficult since legal aid was axed and it's likely to be no-win, no-fee if you use solicitors.
Really sorry to hear about what happened Stemaka. Hope you have a speedy recovery and that getting back into running goes well.
... and I really hope they catch the thoughtless idiot who caused your injuries.
Really sorry to hear that Stemaka. Deffo try and get some compo - as Joolska says, motor insurers' bureau can help. Might be worth finding a no win no fee solicitor. Some of them specilise in bike accidents. But most importantly I hope you get back to full health very soon.
I agree PC. But sadly there are scum out there who don't care. Stemaka, hope you get better and keep your hopes up. I would follow what Joolska said about criminal injuries compensation. My dad got beaten up donkey years ago, ended with abroken jaw. I think he got £4,000 in compensation for his injuries. However the police didn'tfind the culprit. If you receiving victim support from the police, they should be telling youabout this. If not, please ask.I would really annoy the police in asking if they found the driver. Someone who runs awayafter hitting someone and driving with false plates is a criminal who will kill someone.
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