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Someone's Buying Me a New Car...Right?!

I was in a car accident and found out today that my car is totaled. I'm upside-down on the loan, but I have gap coverage. The problem is, I probably can't get a new car loan. Am I just screwed? [more inside]
posted by SamanthaK on Oct 8, 2014 - 35 answers

Filing a car insurance claim with unreported previous damage

I was in a fender-bender that was indisputably the other driver's fault, but I'm not sure how to proceed with the insurance claim because there was already some mild prior damage to my car from a couple of scrapes in my house's treacherous driveway that I never brought to my insurer's attention. Can I get in trouble with my insurance company (USAA) for failing to report those minor solo collisions, and how much will it complicate a claim against the at-fault driver's insurance? [more inside]
posted by patnasty on Jul 22, 2014 - 8 answers

Settling after an accident

How do I negotiate an accident settlement without getting taken advantage of? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 18, 2014 - 21 answers

Major (ugh) car accident. Will my car be safe to drive after repair?

My 2012 Prius's driver-side front corner hit the passenger-side rear corner of the car in front of me. Thankfully, everyone was fine, sans my bruises and bumps. The insurance adjuster says the car can be fixed. The repairs are over $10,000, and most are unsurprising. But the estimate says they also need to replace the suspension crossmember and the left axle assembly. I don't see anything else on the estimate about frame damage. I drive a lot. Will my car be safe after repair? [more inside]
posted by Meifa on Apr 29, 2014 - 6 answers

I can't fix it, but how can I help after my friend was hit by a car?

Friend's quality of life has been ruined by a drunk driver. She can't do any of the stuff she used to do and she's in a lot of pain. This is her new normal -- she will never be her old self again. I feel sad and helpless about it. Is there anything at all I can do for her? Specifics below. [more inside]
posted by AppleTurnover on Apr 24, 2014 - 18 answers

Car_Insurance_Filter: An accident, a No-Fault State, and liability only

A seemingly straight-forward car accident has turned into a puzzling conundrum thanks to No-Fault State laws. [more inside]
posted by sureshot on Apr 24, 2014 - 8 answers

Involved in accident, at-fault party's insurance couldn't pay for all

Involved in a four-car accident, at-fault party's insurance couldn't cover all the property damages. Now what? [more inside]
posted by Carius on Jan 3, 2014 - 10 answers

Car Insurance- Get them involved or Don't get them involved?

3 years ago my husband backed into a concrete pole in a parking garage while away on business. It has rendered the hatch back useless. We are now moving and need the hatch back more than ever. For many reasons we never informed our insurance company and never fixed it. This is what our insurance is for; right? [more inside]
posted by m. says: on Nov 5, 2013 - 19 answers

Car accident last night: Can I still drive this car?

I was in a rather scary car accident last night. I was on a two lane interstate highway with a lot of volume. I was in the right lane next to an 18 wheeler in the left lane. The front of my car was just ahead of the front of the truck. He evidently tried to change lanes into me. I saw nothing. The truck hit my back drivers side door causing my car to spin out of control. I did a few 360's on the interstate before smashing into the guard rail on the left side of the fast lane. Luckily, there was a gap in the guard rail that my car found and I spiraled into the brush in the median strip, opened the door, and walked away. The trooper said I was a very lucky man. Nobody else hit me during my spins! And when I asked if I could drive home, he emphatically said no way. So I had it towed....100 miles.....$525. Anyway, the car now sits in my garage. All the damage was in the rear, and brake lights and directionals still work...amazingly. Do you think it is OK to drive this car for a few days before the adjuster looks at it and I get it to a shop? That piece of car that juts out behind the back wheel has me worried. I know you are not my mechanic! Here are some pics: car#1, car#2
posted by Seymour Zamboni on Jul 8, 2013 - 26 answers

Post-car accident etiquette 101 - PA edition

Rear ended a car on a slick road today. Called police to get a report filed. Now what? [more inside]
posted by never nice on Jun 3, 2013 - 9 answers

Friend hit by a car; NY law doesn't seem helpful, what can she do?

A friend of mine was hit by a car as a pedestrian in New York state. Full question below. [more inside]
posted by AppleTurnover on May 13, 2013 - 25 answers

The Gift of (Irrational) Fear

How do you quell irrational fears? And how do you know whether it's irrational or trying to tell you something more? [more inside]
posted by ichomp on Jan 27, 2013 - 13 answers

My couch got hit by a car. Now what?

I bought a new couch. It got delivered yesterday. The couch is damaged (though it's very minor). I'm going to call "the guy" today and "work something out." Please help me choose the best option. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Jan 22, 2013 - 25 answers

How to handle insurance after a minor accident?

I was involved in a minor car accident on Saturday. There were no injuries and only minor damage, so we decided not to use insurance. Today, however, I got a letter from the other driver's insurance company requesting that I contact them. Lots of complicating details, and not sure how to proceed. [more inside]
posted by mshrike on Dec 5, 2012 - 12 answers

Parking lot scrape - what's the procedure?

Parking lot scrape - what's the procedure? [more inside]
posted by resiny on Oct 19, 2012 - 8 answers

Someone else got into an accident in my car. What now?

My girlfriend hit a car while driving my truck. I let the insurance lapse not too long ago. We switched cars not too long ago but haven't made it "official" so I still own mine and she still owns hers. My truck is fine but his car was pretty banged up. He's calling her tonight for insurance info, since he was in a hurry to get to work at the time. What now? We're in Ohio. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 5, 2012 - 32 answers

Car accident help

Oregon Car Insurance / Accident question: minor accident late last night, what do I do now. Details within. [more inside]
posted by pseudonick on Apr 16, 2012 - 8 answers

What to do about a hit and run?

I was rear ended by a semi truck driver who did not stop to exchange information. I filed a police report and an insurance claim and have been advised to press charges. Is there anything else I should be doing to make sure the responsible party pays for the damage to my car? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by smokingloon on Apr 5, 2012 - 8 answers

What is the time limit for car accident claims in CA?

What are the next steps I should take after receiving a lowball offer from other party's insurance? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 24, 2012 - 7 answers

Minor accident, major headache

I was hit by a car 2 weeks ago. It was minor enough that I didn't even file a police report, just got the insurance information. But I'm wondering about collecting the small expenses it's incurred from the insurance company. [more inside]
posted by Hactar on Jan 31, 2012 - 6 answers

Can I Drive It Home... With One Misaligned Headlight?

Am I legally allowed to drive my collision damaged, but drivable car in MA? [more inside]
posted by Rewind on Jan 6, 2012 - 7 answers

One day after a car accident

I know this is a stupid question, but I am going to ask it anyway. I got into a car accident yesterday. Today I have minor back pain and MAJOR anxiety. Should I go to the doctor? [more inside]
posted by smokingloon on Dec 15, 2011 - 16 answers

So you want a traffic safety O-mamori...

My sister was in a really bad car accident, and has been in rehab for months and months. Now she's getting a new car! I want to buy her traffic safety O-mamori (protective lucky charm). Is there any particular shrine famed for this particular O-mamori?
posted by ultrabuff on Nov 17, 2011 - 5 answers

What to do about a "fender bender" in MA?

In Massachusetts: Yesterday on my way to work, going about five miles per hour in morning traffic, I bumped the car in front of me. (My fault; I was totally distracted by the kid waiting for a school bus who looked like he was about to run into the middle of the street.) We pulled off to the side of the road and I took a look at the "damage" -- a couple of scratches to the paint on the (plastic) bumper.... [more inside]
posted by shamash on Sep 27, 2011 - 19 answers

What exactly do you do after a fender-bender?

I feel like everybody else in America knows this, but what, precisely, do I need to do if I'm in a minor car accident? [more inside]
posted by fogster on Jun 12, 2011 - 19 answers

Ideally I Would Rather Go Back In Time Actually

What should I do about my ticket? Illinois resident. Chart included! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 31, 2011 - 11 answers

I caused a fender bender and want to pay for the damages without getting taken.

I caused a fender bender and we're settling it without insurance companies. I am in the northeast U.S, the other driver is far away in the southeast U.S. Advice on how to proceed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 5, 2011 - 6 answers

My car got totaled - help me get what I'm owed

My car got totaled in an accident two days ago. I'm looking for advice from those who've been through this process before. How can I make sure to get the most money for the replacement car from my insurance? [more inside]
posted by smokingmonkey on Dec 31, 2010 - 20 answers

Someone hit my truck! what to do about it ?

An uninsured motorist hit my car. What are my options ? [more inside]
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt on Nov 12, 2010 - 14 answers

What to do about fraudulent witness statement in car accident case?

I was involved in a car accident with no witnesses. My insurance has cleared me. The other driver’s insurance is saying they have a sworn witness statement supporting his story that I was at fault. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Dragonness on Oct 28, 2010 - 29 answers

We need more help...

Wife was in a car accident. We're still having serious difficulties. [more inside]
posted by Marduk on Sep 29, 2010 - 23 answers

First car accident, please help!

First car accident ever, also first in the USA. Can you explain to me what I should do? [more inside]
posted by Tarumba on Sep 27, 2010 - 23 answers

What should I name my leg dent?

Is there a name for a dent in one's body after a bruise? [more inside]
posted by elpea on Sep 19, 2010 - 13 answers

How to negotiate settlement for pain & suffering from auto accident

Seeking advice on negotiating settlement for pain & suffering for an auto accident. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 14, 2010 - 19 answers

Should you talk to police after a car accident?

Should you talk to police after a car accident? [more inside]
posted by lunchbox on Aug 7, 2010 - 24 answers

Car accident and no police report.

I was rear-ended this weekend and decided not to call the cops to file a report. There's very little damage to my bumper, but I still have some questions about what, if anything, I should do. [more inside]
posted by a.steele on Jun 28, 2010 - 15 answers

Hoping for the best, expecting the worst.

What are the chances of someone with a 6 on the Glasgow coma scale waking up? Has anyone on here ever experienced a coma, or had a loved one in one? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 3, 2010 - 11 answers

Already drowning in photocopies

Minor, minor car accident. Other driver left the scene. No damage to my car. Is there any reason that I should report this to my insurance agency? [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton on Mar 17, 2010 - 11 answers

happy new year. i miss my car.

Car Insurance Filter: I've searched but can't find an answer. My car was most likely totaled today by someone rear-ending me. However, I still owe $11K on it. How does this work? How can I get another car? I feel so screwed. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 2, 2010 - 17 answers

recovering traffic accident damages when lawyers won't take the case?

Maryland Traffic Accident Filter: Insurance company denied claim, lawyers won't touch the case. Now what? Anything? [more inside]
posted by anti social order on Dec 28, 2009 - 5 answers

How do I stop being a fearful driver after a very close call on the road?

A few weeks ago, an oncoming tanker truck ran me off the road on a curvy two-lane highway. I (barely) managed to avoid a collision or rollover but did clip a mailbox. Now whenever I drive the roads in this rural area, I'm constantly worried that oncoming cars are going to veer into my lane. [more inside]
posted by balls on Nov 24, 2009 - 14 answers

Car accident; No information about other driver.

My mother got into an auto accident in Pennsylvania earlier today. She did not take down the other driver's information other than the license plate. What are her options? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 12, 2009 - 6 answers

Help! I crashed my car in a foreign country!

Do I need to submit form MV-104 (Report of Motor Vehicle Accident) to the New York State (where I live) DMV if the accident occurred in Toronto, Ontario? [more inside]
posted by sary on Aug 2, 2009 - 1 answer

This is so frustrating.

Bought new car Tuesday. Car got squooshed in a hit and run four days later. I only have liability insurance. Oh, crap. How can I track down the guy who hit me? I have some information about him, but the police are being very unhelpful. Help, Metafilter detectives! [more inside]
posted by jennyjenny on Jan 21, 2009 - 19 answers

I totaled my car; now what?

I totaled my car. What should I do? Should I keep the car? [more inside]
posted by nel on Nov 12, 2008 - 6 answers

No ambulance to chase

My car was rearended hard today by someone who has no insurance. I'm physically fine so far. Assuming I stay that way, should I consider suing him? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 19, 2008 - 11 answers

my dominant hand is no longer dominant. help!

i was in a very bad car accident this weekend and smashed my dominant hand and my non dominant shoulder. i've been told my dominant hand may not regain full functionality. any tips on getting through the next few weeks/months? any good car accident recovery stories? [more inside]
posted by melodykramer on May 27, 2008 - 17 answers

I was just in a car accident and I need your advice on how to handle it.

I was just in a car accident and I need your advice on how to handle it. [more inside]
posted by sharkfu on May 16, 2008 - 12 answers

Car accident that may become involved. How do I report to the DMV?

QUESTION: The DMV form wants me to indentify injured persons - should I report the other party as injured because the insurance company has told me about their injury claim? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 27, 2008 - 6 answers

Trying to fix a broken home...mate.

What little treats should I get today after work to take home to my shaken-up-after-a-car-accident housemate? And what can I do to make his life a little easier/nicer in the days/weeks to come? [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Mar 6, 2008 - 10 answers

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