A further update:-
**Plan A.... MAJOR FAIL!
My claim for compensation SHOULD have been mentioned BY the PROSECUTOR at the time of sentencing, IN FRONT of the Magistrate..... for some INEXPLICABLE reason the Prosecutor on the day DIDN"T make any mention of it... FFS!! (I'm "somewhat annoyed" at that ) Hence, I missed out
therefore plan B.... Civil Court Action
**Plan B..... Looking very unlikely
Driver has never stated, nor have I or any relevant authorities been able to ascertain if there was/is any third party or comprehensive insurance on the vehicle involved so I can claim compensation
The vehicle seems to only have had a CTP Green Slip, (ie Rego), which HAS covered my injury treatments and hopefully should pay my lost wages claims...This claim is now in the hands of the CTP Insurer & I am awaiting on payment atm.
Haven't got my hopes up that restitution will be forthcoming at a suitable rate to be able to get a NEW Rotovelo quickly
**Plan C.... setting up a "Go Fund Me" page,
to see what support I could get for the $6000 required to purchase a new Rotovelo.... where I am seriously thinking of the option to REPAY ALL donations when the Civil Court Claim is finally paid out..... I'm yet to set this up....
**Plan D.... Repairs
Trisled have been in touch to see how my "trials & tribulations" are progressing. Previously they have offered to send parts so I can carry out repairs myself....
I have related the above tale to them, and they say, that if I can get the RV to them, they'll be able to check the accuracy of the cruciform frame on their original jigging. (which on their original quote/assessment MAY be Ok, or repaired if needed) I'm hoping the frame is straight, as this is my main concern about going ahead with doing the repairs myself.
In order to keep my costs down, I am happy for them to supply Used parts etc, just so I can get the Rocket back out on the road.
Transporting the RV to Vic was going to be a self funded, few days off work, & stuffing it into the wagon for a drive, wait for repair, & return journey to Vic....
****Come in GMK LOGISTICS.... my original sponsors for my Ride Across Australia......
Just on spec, I thought I'd pay them a visit, relate my "tale of woe" :| & see if they would be able to help me out
**********THEY HAVE, BIG TIME!!, I'm over the moon, they will transport AND return the RV for me!! :D STOKED!!********
I've just got to wait for a vacant space on one of their trucks for each trip, & all will be taken care of..... I've waited over 6 months so far, so a few extra weeks isn't going to kill me..... I really miss riding the Rocket!!
With this repair option, hopefully it won't be too expensive, & as an aside if it's going to be tough, I'm thinking to just setting up "Plan C" above, just to cover repairs......Fingers Crossed all will be good
Option D wins at the moment.....