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Luckily no physical injuries as he was driving slowly.
However it now appears that he does not want to pay up.
Has anybody ever had experience with a case like this?
Or can anybody tell me what my legal rights are and how I can get the motorist to pay up?
What legal protection have cyclists in cases such as these
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Seriously though, you need to go through the steps by sending him a letter of demand, then another for reminder, and then hit the big time through the legal route, documenting your costs along the way.
If you have been a member of your state's cycling organization eg. BicycleNSW, then they could have assisted you.
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If this guy wont pay and you cant get him to pay by threatening letters you you can take action against him yourself in a magistrates court.
You can then claim damages against him for $400 with minimal cost.
This will mean seeking a hearing and attending court house yourself issuing the summons and then attending a hearing.
Youll need evidence so I hope you have some pictures etc of the damage done.
The law society in Perth have a duty lawyer that can give you some advice for free and you can do most of the work yourself.
This may still not guarantee you get the money if he does not have any, but the summons may scare himinto paying or at least youll get your day in court.
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