Is it reasonable to expect a negligent driver to pay for new components to replace cosmetically damaged stuff after a collision? I ask as I was knocked off my bike by a driver who was either too impatient or too incompetent to look, use mirrors or indicate before left hooking me. Luckily I saw it coming and had already slowed to a crawling pace. My bike fared worse than me, luckily I walked away with a scuffed elbow only. My bike is still in working order, however the shifters/levers are torn up and knocked out of alignment, my recently applied bar tape and bar ends are torn and loose from the impact (its that pricey lizard skinz stuff). My seat was also snagged on the pavement along with minors scuffs on the pedals and quick releases. I'm taking it in to my LBS for a 'repair' quote, I agreed to settle and leave insurance companies out of it, providing the driver doesn't go quiet on me after the quote. We're probably talking £170 to replace all the damaged components. I said I would take £170 and do the work myself, but the driver insists on a quote (understandable, but it looks like they'll be paying labour now too.) Thoughts?