I talk about my accident in another thread, but I thought this process should be in it’s own thread. Since this situation is more than likely to be encountered by some of you. And I just want to report what’s happening so you won’t be clueless if this happens to you. So far I’ve been pretty confused :help: .
So, I got hit…I was stopped and the guy on a scooter rear ended me. I was on a motorbike. 100% his fault to anyone who isn’t at least mildly retarded. Police came and made a full report. He said he was going to pay me and then stood me up when I went to meet him a couple of days later. I went back to the police station and told them he is unwilling to discuss payment with me. The next step is that I will be contacted by some kind of arbitrator…who will arrange a time and place for us to meet…in someplace not completely unlike a courtroom. We will most likely settle there…and if not, then it goes to court…I think.
Some interesting notes:
Police now give breathalyzers (check for alcohol) at every accident to all involved…no exceptions…well, unless you’re dead…I doubt they check then.
Insurance generally pays for bodily harm only. Any damage done to the victim’s vehicle comes out of the other guy’s pocket. Unless they have ‘special’ insurance.
If you call the police you’re looking at a minimum of 2-3 hours of your time spent doing reports.
Once the vehicles have been moved from the “crash site” the scene has been “tainted” and insurance won’t pay anything. I think you can stand a bike up though…I sure as hell did…since leaving a bike on it’s side can cause additional damage.
The police will encourage the person they think is at fault to pay. But if he doesn’t, then you will recieve notice from an official arbitrator at a town hall…or city hall. They have a room full of these guys who help settle arguements like this everyday. If one of the two parties doesn’t show to the arbitration then the one that does show…recieves a letter saying that they made the effort while the other person did not. At this point you can either arrange to try to meet again. Or you can go to the “Vehicular Accident division?” of the goverment…it’s an office…that is authorized to place blame on traffic accidents. You give them your case number…and 3,000 N.T. and they will tell you whose fault it is. I need to do that now.
And that’s about it for now…I’ll edit later as I continue the process.