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Title: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: Nihon Newbie on March 08, 2010, 07:01:22 PM
Not on the bike, thank God, but I was walking home this morning and half a mile from my street I see an old VW bug down the road a ways make an illegal u-turn in front of a car.  i shook my head and kept walking.  The guy drove by me, flipped me off, started saying something, then kept driving.  I gave him the finger back and wondered what the hell was up with the guy.  I look back and see that he made another u-turn and is pacing me while driving in the suicide lane, flipping me off some more and telling me to mid my own effing business. He asked why I was shaking my head at him, I said it was because he made a sketchy turn.  He yells something abut makiing another u-turn, then HE GUNS IT AND SWERVES INTO THE BIKE LANE WHERE i'M WALKING AND HIT ME!!!

There were a lot of witnesses, and it happened right in front of a school at 9am.  People said they saw me fly higher then the VW, then land on the ground.  A few people stopped and called 911 and went after the guy, who had driven another block up the road before realizing, presumably, that he was in deep trouble.  I sat on the curb where i had been nailed and put my head between my knees to keep conscious.  My nose was gushing blood, my left knee was rashed and hurt like hell, I was sore everywhere and I had a deep cut on my left upper lip, my head was bleeding from where it hit pavement, and I was super scared that I had lost teeth, of that my leg was broken. 

Anyway, the ambulance took me to the hospital, where my mom was already.  she had gone in earlier to have a doctor check on a nasty cough and a high fever.  I told the nurses not to tell my mom that I was in the ER because I knew she would flip out and scream and cry and stuff.  A friend of mine came and calmed me down and brought me tea and waited with my before the Sherrif who arrested the guy came to the hospital o return my driver's license and get my full statement. 

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.  I'm still super sore and pissed off.  This just happend 6 hours ago and I'm calmer than before, but still fumed.  Anyway, I took some pics for the records.  I guess All The Gear All The Time means ALL THE TIME!!!  around here.....

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The guy has been arrested and booked wirh assault with a deadly weapon.  Not charged with it yet though.  I need to talk to the DA and a PI attorney soon. Thank God for kind citizens who stopped and called 911 and corroborated my account!!! 
Title: Re: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: *~c_dubya~* on March 08, 2010, 07:08:32 PM
what the hell?!
what's wrong with people?!

glad you're not in worse-off condition!

good luck with everything.
Title: Re: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: Nihon Newbie on March 08, 2010, 07:14:52 PM
Yeah, it could have been a loooot worse.  Thanks!
Title: Re: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: ian on March 08, 2010, 07:55:30 PM
holy shit! at least the injuries aren't too severe. but wtf? who runs people over for shaking their head? i shake my head at people all the time but this is just insane! let me know if you need a pi lawyer. i got in a pretty bad car accident last year and my lawyer has been pretty awesome!
Title: Re: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: Nihon Newbie on March 08, 2010, 08:01:39 PM
Thanks dude, I might hit you up on that.  I have a checkup date in 4 or 5 weeks, and hopefully by then I'll know how bad my knee is.  Hopefully it's fine way before that, but just in case I might get an MRI, as soon as I know for sure that the other guy is paying for all this stuff.  My knee is my biggest physical concern so far, though stitches on my face is pretty crappy. 

I'm going to talk to a local PI attorney asap just to get a baseline consult  Where is your guy based?  Thanks again!
Title: Re: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: DakotaCBR on March 08, 2010, 08:07:33 PM
Holy shit Loren, glad you're alright!
Title: Re: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: Nihon Newbie on March 08, 2010, 08:12:13 PM
Thanks Jon!  Me too! 

It's almost funny, when I was at the emergency room, I kept saying "I'm glad I was on foot and that my bike wasn't involved and that at least I didn't break my collar bone!"

The nurses didn't really think it was funny....haha. 

I'm now dreading having to tell my parents..... :'(
Title: Re: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: excat on March 08, 2010, 08:29:45 PM
don't puss out and drop the charges! take that worthless $%&%$$#%^ for everything the sorry excuse for a human being is.

if the state attorney decides to drop it, i'd hire a personal lawyer. there's a lot of them out there that would jump for a case like this is a heartbeat.

glad to hear your good man. best wishes with the knee. knee problems suck, at least, as bas as it is to say, if it is something that ends up being debilitating or keeping you from being able to work, that worthless bastard will have to pay your wages for the rest of your life.
Title: Re: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: Nihon Newbie on March 08, 2010, 08:43:14 PM
Thanks excat, I'm definitely not going to drop anything, that's for sure.  The telephone line for the DA is busy, but I'm hoping to hear that I'll be good to go here, otherwise I'm totally down to get an attorney on this.

I just took the brace off to change the bandages on my road rash on my knee and it felt a lot better than it did earlier.  better range of motion and didn't feel as terrible, so I'm thinking positive. 
Title: Re: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: 2old2fat2slow on March 08, 2010, 08:45:29 PM
WOW!!!! So glad you are okay man. I agree with the others that say take this clown for everything you can get. Good luck!
Title: Re: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: ian on March 08, 2010, 08:53:36 PM
My lawyer is based in Downtown L.A. I would definitely consult with him ASAP! He'll make sure that any medical treatment you need you will get and not have to worry about medical bills. The best thing you can do is have all your medical visits documented so that it helps you build your case.
Title: Re: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: cosmo on March 08, 2010, 09:16:57 PM
damn it, man! get a good lawyer and nail the bastard. i'd understand if it was an accident, but this was made on freakin purpose! glad you're ok and not worse man! get well soon ;D
Title: Re: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: Nihon Newbie on March 08, 2010, 09:19:20 PM
Cool.  Yeah, I just got off the phone with the DA's office and they said that I should be hearing from them by the end of next week.....Seems like a long freakin time to keep me waiting, but I know they have a lot of other crap going on, so I'll take it.  I guess my civil suit and the criminal suit are totally different, so suing him, his insurance, and the actual criminal case are totally separate things...scary complicated.  Regardless, I've already made it clear to everyone I've talked to that I am going to do everything I can to be on the ball with this and move it along asap.  Documenting everything.  

Shamu, I'll definitely give him a call.  Do you remember if just a consultation costed anything?  Shoot me a PM and I'll get a old of him.  I'm glad to hear he got your stuff taken care of.  ;D

Thanks Cosmo, I'm glad I'm not worse off too. Here's to a smooth recovery!   ;D
Title: Re: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: excat on March 08, 2010, 09:27:20 PM
btw, quit spending money on the bike and fucking eat some more food! put some meat on those damn bones!!! chicken legs.... :P
Title: Re: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: ian on March 08, 2010, 09:44:25 PM
Ok. You have a pm. And the consultation and everything doesn't cost anything. Most PI Lawyers won't charge anything until a settlement is reached. Basically you get 1/3 of the settlement. The lawyer gets 1/3 of the settlement. and the Doctors get 1/3 of the settlement. He will explain everything very cut and dry for you and he offers to do everything via phone, email, fax, etc so you don't have to visit his office. I personally don't like dealing with people like that and met him face to face in his office. I talked to him last week and he was out of town but said he'd be back this week. If you can't reach him at his office let me know and I'll shoot you his cell number.
Title: Re: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: Nihon Newbie on March 08, 2010, 09:59:37 PM
 :P  I eat a ton of food!  haha.  I know I'm a little underweight for my height, but I have a pretty good setup diet and I eat a lot.  I'm really active so I burn a lot of it off.  Can't seem to get above 155 pounds ever...I'm 5'11" 146lbs right now, but as soon as I'm up and around again I'll be hitting the gym and working out more and hopefully getting some meat on my bones.  

Thanks so much for the PM Shamu.  i'll get on that soon.   ;D
Title: Re: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: excat on March 08, 2010, 10:07:27 PM
i'm 5.11 215 lb....you have some catching up to do! eat a lotta steak, chili, rice, pasta, yogurts, eggs.... you start packing on the healthy pounds as long as your active. lots'a protein and carbs.
Title: Re: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: Nihon Newbie on March 08, 2010, 10:15:18 PM
Mmmm, protein....I like all those foods so I'm good to go, but Iike being a featherweight, haha.  My doctors have always said that there is nothing wrong with my weight as long as I'm healthy and my body doesn't seem to mind.  The doctors all told me that being in good shape probably helped me out a lot today, as it will in the recovery process too.  need to make sure I eat all my fruits and veggies so everything can fix itself asap. 
Title: Re: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: NoiD on March 08, 2010, 10:32:55 PM
Hey being small is all good... means the bike will go a little faster!!  :thumb:

But I will say going to gym makes you feel better for sure, and gives you more confidence too I believe!

Anyhow  :-X....... I can understand someone having a bad day, but hitting someone with a car is just downright fucking crazy!! I have been through something similar (not the crazy bit) and it most definitely is a disheartening experience. And I agree with the others you are damned lucky by the sounds of it. Keep your chin up mate!
Title: Re: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: UKTURFROCKS on March 08, 2010, 10:42:07 PM
wow sorry to hear nihon.  that sucks but i you will be compensated and he will get what is deserved.    glad your okay
Title: Re: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: Jason748 on March 08, 2010, 11:06:52 PM
Damn... That really sucks.  hope you feel better soon & that asshoel gets what coming to him.



BTW...
Might think about wearing full gear walking from now on! 
Title: Re: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: Nihon Newbie on March 09, 2010, 11:00:51 AM

BTW...
Might think about wearing full gear walking from now on! 

Seriously, huh!?  I kept thinking that while I was in the ambulance; that if I had all my bike gear on I would more than likely have been FINE.  Guess I'll have to have some custom walking leathers made....

Thanks for all the support guys, it means a lot.   ;D
Title: Re: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: ian on March 09, 2010, 05:17:06 PM
Oh I forgot to tell you my real name when you call the lawyer so he know who referred you. Just let him know Ian Hsu gave you the info. Hope the recovery is coming along..
Title: Re: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: locdogg on March 09, 2010, 09:21:13 PM
If he was driving a Prius he could have said his brakes failed....

Glad you're alive!  :-X
Title: Re: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: Nihon Newbie on March 09, 2010, 10:01:58 PM
If he was driving a Prius he could have said his brakes failed....

Glad you're alive!  :-X

Hahahahhahahaha!  That was awesome!!  And thanks I'm glad to be here too. 

Ha, Shamu, I was totally going to call him and thought "Wait, I can't say Shamu referred me, LOL!  Thanks dude. 
Title: Re: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: ian on March 09, 2010, 11:22:48 PM
Haha right? I was sitting in class and it just clicked. Anyway, he called me earlier to talk to me about my settlement and I told him to expect a call from you.
Title: Re: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: cobes on March 15, 2010, 11:04:52 PM
Wow insane.  Why didn't you jump over the car?  Just kidding bad joke.  Gla you're alright.  Where do you live?
Title: Re: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: Nihon Newbie on March 16, 2010, 03:36:37 AM
Ugh, still waiting on the DA's office to get going on this, but I have started talking to an attorney and I'm going to be talking to the guy's insurance. 

Cobes: Ha, people keep asking why I didn't jump.  Not enough time, otherwise I would have Jackie Channed that thing!  Lol.  I live in San Luis Obispo, CA.  Right on the coast, and smack between LA and SF. 
Title: Re: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: Jeff on March 16, 2010, 09:53:07 AM
Wow...  people never cease to amaze me.  Glad you're alright. 

Hope this nutbag does some time for what he did..  Unreal...
Title: Re: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: ian on March 16, 2010, 01:43:48 PM
You call Morris? or did you decide to go with someone closer to home?
Title: Re: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: Nihon Newbie on March 17, 2010, 09:55:48 PM
Shamu, I spoke to a PI firm here in town first, but haven't hired anyone just yet.  The firm I spoke to is handling a PI case for a friend of mine who got wiped out on his bike by some lady who CA stopped a stop sign and ran into him and his SV650... :'(

Thanks, Jeff, I'm glad I'm ok too.  I'm actually hobbling around without my brace at this point and my knee feels better.   8)
Title: Re: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: ian on March 17, 2010, 11:56:01 PM
Yeah I figured it'd be easier to go with someone a bit more local..good luck with everything though. Hopefully this guy gets what he deserves and you get a nice payout :headspin:
Title: Re: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: Nihon Newbie on March 19, 2010, 05:39:04 AM
Yay, I finally heard back from the DA's office and they seem really nice and helpful so far. 

I also got my stitches out today, finally.  Unfortunately, since I received no discharge papers when I left the hospital last week, and no one told me when to come back to get them taken out, I didn't go back til today, 10 days after they were sewn in.  They were supposed to be out in 5 days. :banghead: :banghead:  I was a little dazed and tired when I left the hospital and I know I should have realized I had no paperwork, but I forgot, my bad.  Still sucks that they were in twice as long as they should have been and now it might scar up worse. 
Title: Re: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: *~c_dubya~* on March 19, 2010, 03:51:24 PM
bah, the ones i had in my face were taken out after 9 days.
scar is pretty minimal

besides, chicks dig scars, right? consider yourself ahead of the game ;)
Title: Re: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: Nihon Newbie on March 22, 2010, 01:36:15 AM
Hmm, well that coupled with my picking up a 20 dollar tube of Mederma makes me feel a little better, thanks, c_dubya!   ;D

Oh, scars....I have an 11 inch long scar on my left quadricep from crashing my scooter (wearing gear) at 25 mph a couple years ago.  I was kind bummed about it at first, but no one ever sees it and I don't have to look at it either unless I'm on the bicycle.  It doesn't really bother me at all today.  Hopefully I'll be less sensitive about this one in time too, but it's on my FACE and I've never had scars there before....I know it's a vain thing to say, but it pisses me off more because this was the result of something someone did to me, not just something stupid I did myself, like falling out of a tree or trying to climb a building or crashing my bicycle.....Argh, oh well.  Could have been a hell of a lot worse, right?!   :P

Chicks dig scars, huh?  That saying has always just kind of made me laugh.  I think of all mine as little stories about all the stuff I've done in my time...nothing more nothing less.  My skirt chasing days are done, but I guess it's always kind of fun to tell girls about the gruesome ways you got your scars, heh. 
Title: Re: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: cosmo on March 22, 2010, 06:06:29 AM
yeah, like shark wrestling, or stopping a falling tree with your head to save a kitten :P
Title: Re: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: *~c_dubya~* on March 22, 2010, 01:13:23 PM
lol i got mine from having a fight with a shopping cart... and losing.

for some reason, the ones in my face don't bother me, but my new ones from my arthroscopic shoulder restabilization surgery bug the crap outta me.

and yes, chicks dig scars, but not so much skin grafts... so... ATGATT fellers.
Title: Re: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: Nihon Newbie on March 23, 2010, 12:11:18 AM
Ack, I think my friend just had that same shoulder operation.  They balloon up your shoulder with fluid and go in through some incisions and do all the stuff by camera, yeah?  So weird. 
Title: Re: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: *~c_dubya~* on March 23, 2010, 02:09:59 AM
yeah.. something like that.
cameras, and a little cartilage nom'ing drill, and some shiny new titanium bits
*thumbs up*
Title: Re: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: excat on April 19, 2010, 02:47:25 PM
NN- what's the status on this thing man? The asshole going to rot in jail?
Title: Re: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: Nihon Newbie on April 19, 2010, 07:59:59 PM
He was arraigned on March 21st, I was not there for it though.  After that, there was supposed to be a pre-trial hearing, between his attorney, the deputy DA prosecuting the case on my behalf, and a judge.  I guess he waived his right to this, and the thing is going to go to trial...witness testimony and all that crap.  I believe there is a hearing in early May that I have to go to.  He is facing charges of reckless driving causing bodily injury, and assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm, so he'll most likely do jailtime.  As for compensation, there is a fund in CA set up to pay victims of assault cases money to cover their expenses, up to like 5k.  I need to stat contacting all the medical places that are already hounding me for money, ha, jerks.  Any restitution he is ordered to pay goes back into this fund.  Apparently, neither officer who was on the scene got his insurance info, and he has yet to provide it.  I don't want to have to file a civil suit, but if he doesn't provide it voluntarily, I have to sue him, just to get the insurance info.... :-X :banghead:

It's still a huge PITA so far, BUT, I have been able to run a couple times, and I can walk like a normal person now, so it looks like there is no permanent damage to my knee.  Cool, huh?  Now I just have to go to that hearing in May and ask that dude to give me his insurance info so I don't have to sue him for it.... ???
Title: Re: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: Craf† on May 10, 2010, 09:44:08 AM
to bad we didnt get fresh pics while u were gushing blood..  ???  maybe next time   :thumb:
Title: Re: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: nonpracha on June 10, 2010, 12:17:35 PM
Get better soon :jerkoff:
Title: Re: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: Wrench87 on June 10, 2010, 12:42:52 PM
Damn man, what kind of officer would forget to take their insurance info? ???

Good to hear you're on the mend though man!
Title: Re: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: Nihon Newbie on June 11, 2010, 11:39:24 PM
Thanks guys.  Physically speaking, I'm more or less recovered.  The scars will take time obviously, but my knee seems to be ok, thank God.  The lgel side of things is...going, just takes forever.  Could be worse, I guess, ha. 
Title: Re: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: Wrench87 on June 11, 2010, 11:41:53 PM
Hey man, the legal system always sucks (I just had a court case where a woman had her fine dropped to $15...and was given 6 months to pay) lol

And chicks dig scars :thumb:
Title: Re: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: tridge on June 25, 2010, 07:09:30 PM
Ok. You have a pm. And the consultation and everything doesn't cost anything. Most PI Lawyers won't charge anything until a settlement is reached. Basically you get 1/3 of the settlement. The lawyer gets 1/3 of the settlement. and the Doctors get 1/3 of the settlement. He will explain everything very cut and dry for you and he offers to do everything via phone, email, fax, etc so you don't have to visit his office. I personally don't like dealing with people like that and met him face to face in his office. I talked to him last week and he was out of town but said he'd be back this week. If you can't reach him at his office let me know and I'll shoot you his cell number.

^This^ = Awesome! Love the community help already and I've only been here a few days.
Title: Re: I got hit by a car this morning! *GRAPHIC*
Post by: cosmo on June 26, 2010, 07:13:06 AM
welcome aboard ;D