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saintrommel

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SWIMBO turning right at a mini roundabout almost made the exit and was hit from her one oclock full side on
both doors front and rear wings . Other driver admitted liability but my personal opinion as a motorcyclist is you
don't turn right until other vehicle has stopped .
She had another non fault crash 15 years ago from the rear and accepted £3k damages but 6 months later had to
quit her business (chiropodist ) with shoulder/arm pain 5 years early.
This latest accident has aggravated those old injuries is she able to make a claim again do the panel think ?
 

Grim Reaper Dodger

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My wife works for National Accident Helpline & deals with this sort of thing all the time.
In her professional opinion, your wife would certainly be able to make a claim, at the very least for the aggravation of a previous injury, plus any new symptoms/injury.
P.S there open till 21:00 Mon to Fri :)
 

PAD

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Do you mean 1 o’clock, SR, or as it 11 o’clock? Forgive me, but I’m struggling to get my head around the 1 o’clock scenario.

Certainly, if I was intending to turn right at a mini roundabout with someone approaching from the opposite direction and not obviously slowing or showing signs of giving way then yes, I’d be holding off turning across their path. But I think a good many would not be of that mindset and work on the basis of the notion of right of way... Which, of course, means sweet Fanny Adams in terms of damage or the absence thereof.
 

saintrommel

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Do you mean 1 o’clock, SR, or as it 11 o’clock? Forgive me, but I’m struggling to get my head around the 1 o’clock scenario.

Certainly, if I was intending to turn right at a mini roundabout with someone approaching from the opposite direction and not obviously slowing or showing signs of giving way then yes, I’d be holding off turning across their path. But I think a good many would not be of that mindset and work on the basis of the notion of right of way... Which, of course, means sweet Fanny Adams in terms of damage or the absence thereof.
Yes one oclock as she was approaching the roundabout or 9 oclock when she was torpedoed, she wasn't amused when I suggested maybe she shouldn't have turned right in front of a moving vehicle ,I think her exit was delayed by an old lady walking across the road so she had to slow her progress down and the two occupants of the other car were profoundly deaf which made swapping details interesting to say the least .
 

Pete/48

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Ah --- have got it now :rolleyes: , What a bugger for your wife to deal with, After all she does seemed to have done everything right by the highway code, yet it looks like had she anticipated the situation a little better she may have been able to have avoided the collision :( ,

Of course, tis always easy to see these things from the comfort of an armchair, not always so easy in the real life situations :eusa_doh: ,
Good luck with it,--- Hope your good lady is not to upset by it all ;),
 

PAD

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IMHO, many mini roundabouts are an absolute curse and make any issues with a former junction worse, not better.
 

advancing age

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Priorities and liabilities to one side, someone at fault for an accident has to take their victim as they find them - so aggravating existing probs is a valid part of any claim...... Not good news in the first place though...:(
 

garmal

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Sounds like she was too busy checking her clock and working out what the time was to see the other car! :sisi1

Only kidding - hope everything resolves itself for her.

GM
 

mackem1959

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IMHO, many mini roundabouts are an absolute curse and make any issues with a former junction worse, not better.
Couldn't agree more Pad.
There is a road next to where I live where the council/highways dept decided to change 2 perfectly good T junctions where every one knew who had the right of way into 2 mini roundabouts.
People will stop and look at each other then all move off together.
The number of accidents at these "Roundabouts" is crazy it's a daily occurrence and don't get me started on traffic light controlled roundabouts :mad:
 
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