How do I claim for a damaged bike following car encounter?
I was hit from behind by a car while cycling home from work in Canary Wharf yesterday evening. Luckily I was uninjured but the car put a fairly significant buckle in my rear Mavic Cosmic Carbone SL and also damaged the carbon fairing on the wheel. I have the driver's reg, name and address and phone number as he stopped and gave me his details.
I'll be paying a trip to my LBS tomorrow to see what can be done with the wheel. Its not looking too bad and I'm assuming that the fairing can perhaps be re-bonded to the aluminum rim?
The frame luckily is undamaged.
whats the best approach in terms of getting the costs of the wheel repair covered? Do I go through my home insurance company or approach the driver directly (although i'm not sure how far I'll get there), or should I just suck it up?
I've completed a Road Traffic Collision Met Form 206 and will get it stamped by my local nick.
any suggestions would be great.