I need a bit of advice. I had an accident on the way to work this morning. I was cycling along a road when a man wheeling his bike, walked out between two cars. I couldn’t stop and rode straight into his bike. I have the usual grazes bruising and cut and my clothing is damaged. The guy was extremely apologetic and tried to be as helpful as possible even inviting me into his house for a cup of tea (it happened right outside his house). We exchanged details and I carried on my journey as somehow my bike was damaged.
The thing is that I’m now worried. I hope and believe that this will all be settled amicably and I will be compensated for my damaged clothing but I completely buckled his back wheel. Could I be liable for that? We didn’t involve the police etc so I just worried that he might not pay or then expect me to compensate him for the damaged wheel as it is basically his word now against mine.
Is there something else that that I should do? Shall I get police involved? Any help or experiences would be greatly appreciated.