Bicycle Victoria - Anyone a member? Benefits?

Yo,

So I got hit by a car a month back and I have a distinct feeling that the guy who did it is gonna get a way with it (he was in the wrong but is claiming not to be, it’s still with his insurer, AAMI, who i hear are the worst co to deal with).
Anyway, my frame was destroyed and medical bills for physio etc are quickly heading beyond $500, and i fear i’m not gonna get any money out of his insurance company.

So Bicycle Victoria membership gets you free access to legal advice/lawyers specialising in road/bike/car laws.
Is anyone here a member of BV and if so have you used the legal services BV can access?
And is it successful?

Cos i’m considering membership for this specific purpose (even though i wholeheartedly disagree with a bunch of shit BV does/says).

(Yes, i did DAFSFFS, there is nothing relevant in the last BV thread there was)

http://www.fixed.org.au/forums/t4303-2/

Some stuff here.

you do have a tac claim and police report right? i’m not sure, but i think the BV lawyer collab might be with one of those no-win-no-pay companies anyway. the insurance company won’t cover your personal injuries, that’s covered by tac as far as i know, they have a $570~ excess, anything else wouldhave to be a claim against the driver in court. As to getting your bike money, i waited a month for a cheque after the assessment, then called them up and chased departments until i got someone to clear the payment.

I doubt it will help by joining them. And besides, the incident has already occurred. You’re probably better off going to (Legal Aid) a Community Legal Service for a hand in drafting a letter to send to the prick.

Check the If You Get Hit thread.
http://www.fixed.org.au/forums/t9642/

FWIW, if you want to spend money on anything, get an Ambulance subscription.

haha, yeah, got an ambulance subscription after the first decent crash i had a couple years ago