Read the above thread if you're not familiar with this whole incident.
Man, I'm so excited. I just got back from the hospital and got my cast off. My foot is so ugly and weak. I can barely walk. If I try lift my foot up at all, it just sits there and quivers.
Doc says it looks like a good heal, we'll know for sure in a week though once I get some post-injury X-rays.
My bike is in the shop, about $3000 of damage all together. A few of the parts are on back order, so it might be a bit of time before I get her.
There's a wack of legal updates too. Sheesh, where to start.
Alright, I left off telling you all that I decided to drop the lawyer and not sue. I then talked to ICBC and started the ball rolling there. I got an awesome adjuster (Susan is her name). She's done nothing but take care of business, so yeah, weird, positive experience with Icky Bicky. The bottom line is, the dog owner was negligent, there are leash laws where he resides, and the dog ran out TWICE (first time it bit me, second time nailed me and pushed me over).
Hence, ICBC will for sure do the following: I will get my bike fixed, my med expenses and lost wages paid, and will not take away my discount. The only bad part is that I have to pay my $500 deductible.
They are trying to sue the dog owners themselves to recover the damages. If the owner admits to the dog running out, then his house insurance will pay ICBC out. The really good news is that the house insurance company will also most likely pay my deductible, and will contact me and offer me an injury settlement. This is really good news as my suffering for the past 6 weeks won't go without compensation.
Anyhow, I thought that bit about the house insurance part might be useful to those harmed by negligent property owners. If anyone has any questions about this whole process, post it up and I'll answer for sure.
PS - I'm gonna try to find a digicam and post a pick of my ugly foot.