Car crash - what to do

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Re: Car crash - what to do

Postby Dr Spock » 26 Oct 2011, 07:48

nil desperandum wrote:Well, the conclusion to this story is as follows: went to court last week and that was a waste of time as they just told us to sort it out ourselves (which is what we've been trying to do all along). So we finally met the guy today in a local police station. Well, it was pretty tense as you can imagine - seeing some bastard sit opposite smirking because he openly admitted that he's only trying to screw you because he knows he can, not because he genuinely feels aggrieved. Anyway, after a short slagging match, he asked for 220,000. We went with 50 and ended up meeting at 80,000. Personally, I wasn't happy at giving him more than 10k because I was still so angry, but my relatives (Taiwanese) insisted that the legal route is incredibly lengthy and more expensive so I reluctantly agreed. The good news is that there's nothing on the legal record - the court said that if we could come to an agreement then they would drop the police fine for driving away from the scene of an accident. All in all, I'd say it was a score-draw in this instance. Don't drive off!


What about getting a licence? Maybe you should be angry at yourself because you rode illegally then fled.

You are correct in that the other person rode across you, but you shouldn't have been there in the first place. You were made to pay for the error of your ways.
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Re: Car crash - what to do

Postby StuartCa » 26 Oct 2011, 10:30

Dr Spock wrote:
nil desperandum wrote:Well, the conclusion to this story is as follows: went to court last week and that was a waste of time as they just told us to sort it out ourselves (which is what we've been trying to do all along). So we finally met the guy today in a local police station. Well, it was pretty tense as you can imagine - seeing some bastard sit opposite smirking because he openly admitted that he's only trying to screw you because he knows he can, not because he genuinely feels aggrieved. Anyway, after a short slagging match, he asked for 220,000. We went with 50 and ended up meeting at 80,000. Personally, I wasn't happy at giving him more than 10k because I was still so angry, but my relatives (Taiwanese) insisted that the legal route is incredibly lengthy and more expensive so I reluctantly agreed. The good news is that there's nothing on the legal record - the court said that if we could come to an agreement then they would drop the police fine for driving away from the scene of an accident. All in all, I'd say it was a score-draw in this instance. Don't drive off!


What about getting a licence? Maybe you should be angry at yourself because you rode illegally then fled.

You are correct in that the other person rode across you, but you shouldn't have been there in the first place. You were made to pay for the error of your ways.


So endeth the lesson! What sanctimonious BS. Honestly give the man a break.
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Re: Car crash - what to do

Postby tomthorne » 26 Oct 2011, 11:28

StuartCa wrote:So endeth the lesson! What sanctimonious BS. Honestly give the man a break.


Killjoy. That's no fun. :lol:
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Re: Car crash - what to do

Postby StuartCa » 26 Oct 2011, 11:30

tomthorne wrote:
StuartCa wrote:So endeth the lesson! What sanctimonious BS. Honestly give the man a break.


Killjoy. That's no fun. :lol:

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Re: Car crash - what to do

Postby DINGO DEANS » 26 Oct 2011, 14:07

StuartCa wrote:So endeth the lesson! What sanctimonious BS. Honestly give the man a break.



I heard in Tainan there is a group of gangsters headed by a few foreigners who can sort out your woes. They allegedly run pubs and are known heavy hitters in the gangster world I am told.

I was in Tainan the other day and this expat dude at the Hangout area of pubs swore he was well known locally in the gansgter scene and all his local bussies would help him out any time for anything. The OP went to the wrong court it seems.
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Re: Car crash - what to do

Postby DINGO DEANS » 26 Oct 2011, 14:26

sandman wrote:Sticky. The other person's fault, but you left the scene of an accident, so they can pretty much do whatever they want with you. The fine will be the fine. That's the easy bit. Plus you'll have the fine for no license, no insurance. Also easy. Just money. After that, though, if you DO get held to blame (a virtual certainty since you left the scene) then the other side can sue you for however much they can. And they will. THAT'S where the real money starts entering the picture. And where the interminable back-and-forth at hearings, mediation, lawyers, etc. comes into play.



Thanks for the post as this is actually what happened after all. I guess the OP's friend was screwed either way. Driving without a licence puts you in the wrong before anthying else.
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Re: Car crash - what to do

Postby pgdaddy1 » 29 Oct 2011, 18:32

DINGO DEANS wrote:
StuartCa wrote:So endeth the lesson! What sanctimonious BS. Honestly give the man a break.



I heard in Tainan there is a group of gangsters headed by a few foreigners who can sort out your woes. They allegedly run pubs and are known heavy hitters in the gangster world I am told.

I was in Tainan the other day and this expat dude at the Hangout area of pubs swore he was well known locally in the gansgter scene and all his local bussies would help him out any time for anything. The OP went to the wrong court it seems.


A group of gangsters, in Tainan, HEADED by foreigners ? As told to you by a bloke in a pub ? Pray, tell more !
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Re: Car crash - what to do

Postby tomthorne » 29 Oct 2011, 23:21

pgdaddy1 wrote:
DINGO DEANS wrote:
StuartCa wrote:So endeth the lesson! What sanctimonious BS. Honestly give the man a break.



I heard in Tainan there is a group of gangsters headed by a few foreigners who can sort out your woes. They allegedly run pubs and are known heavy hitters in the gangster world I am told.

I was in Tainan the other day and this expat dude at the Hangout area of pubs swore he was well known locally in the gansgter scene and all his local bussies would help him out any time for anything. The OP went to the wrong court it seems.


A group of gangsters, in Tainan, HEADED by foreigners ? As told to you by a bloke in a pub ? Pray, tell more !


Get with the programme, dude!

Have you not heard about the Tainan turf wars between the "Kindy Krew" and the "Buxiban Posse"? There was then a serious escalation when the "Shut it I teach adults, motherfuckers" got involved. It looks like the "I'm not an Engrish Teechur, Gang" are now in charge.
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Re: Car crash - what to do

Postby pgdaddy1 » 30 Oct 2011, 00:54

tomthorne wrote:
pgdaddy1 wrote:
DINGO DEANS wrote:
StuartCa wrote:So endeth the lesson! What sanctimonious BS. Honestly give the man a break.



I heard in Tainan there is a group of gangsters headed by a few foreigners who can sort out your woes. They allegedly run pubs and are known heavy hitters in the gangster world I am told.

I was in Tainan the other day and this expat dude at the Hangout area of pubs swore he was well known locally in the gansgter scene and all his local bussies would help him out any time for anything. The OP went to the wrong court it seems.


A group of gangsters, in Tainan, HEADED by foreigners ? As told to you by a bloke in a pub ? Pray, tell more !


Get with the programme, dude!

Have you not heard about the Tainan turf wars between the "Kindy Krew" and the "Buxiban Posse"? There was then a serious escalation when the "Shut it I teach adults, motherfuckers" got involved. It looks like the "I'm not an Engrish Teechur, Gang" are now in charge.


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Re: Car crash - what to do

Postby tomthorne » 08 Dec 2011, 00:27

Look on the bright side, OP. At least you didn't get hit with community service as well. At best, having to pick up trash or clean up rivers. At worst, teaching English to the deserving. :lol:
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