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I hate cars

Is what my tire shop did negligent? Or am I in the wrong for not being more thorough in my description of what was wrong with my car? [more inside]
posted by whistle pig on Aug 21, 2013 - 23 answers

"Accidental misfire." Ummm.... what?

My roommate accidentally "misfired" one of his guns in his room. How worried should my housemates and I be? How should we handle this situation? Advice please. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 12, 2013 - 111 answers

How to avoid getting screwed by another driver's insurance company?

A relative was recently in an accident, and the other driver is at fault. It occurs to me that car insurance seems broken, since my relative is now trying to get paid by a company whose client is the other driver. How do we make sure they have our best interests in mind? [more inside]
posted by RobotNinja on Jul 10, 2013 - 12 answers

Swapped cars + accident = insurance confusion?

I temporarily swapped cars with my parents. While my mother was driving it alone, another driver sideswiped her and damaged the vehicle. How does the insurance get handled? Obviously, the driver-at-fault's insurance should pay for the repairs. But do we contact my insurance company, my parent's insurance company, or only the other driver's insurance company? [more inside]
posted by doomtop on Jul 8, 2013 - 9 answers

I am Jarritos soda, destroyer of worlds

I picked up a to-go order of food, which included a bottled soda. My hands were full for the walk home, so I put the soda in my shoulder bag so I could carry everything else. When I got home, the soda bottle was empty, and my bag—containing my laptop and iPad—were full of sticky soda. Turns out the server had loosened the bottle cap, but didn't tell me. [more inside]
posted by robbie01 on Jun 30, 2013 - 30 answers

Hit and run insurance claim?

At some point, my parked car was hit. I didn't notice until I got home. It could have happened in three or four different parking lots--I ran several errands. There is fair amount of damage to my front bumper and a dent in my hood, but I can't prove I didn't do it myself. Am I going to be able to file an insurance claim on this? What do I need to know before I call my insurance company? Could this raise my premiums? [more inside]
posted by Pater Aletheias on Jun 19, 2013 - 8 answers

Hit by a fence

So I was biking home from work last night and was hit by a fence. It was very windy and a portion of the fence at Grand St. and Center St. in Manhattan blew over onto me. I'm mostly fine, a little bruised but annoyed because it tore my fancy rain jacket. I know I'm going to get a lot of IANAL responses but I wanted to see if anyone had suggestions of things I could do to possibly be remunerated for the jacket by the city. Here's a picture of the bloodthirsty fence after I extricated myself and my bike from it. Any advice much appreciated.
posted by zackola on Jun 14, 2013 - 18 answers

Progressive is being regressive

We live in Mass and my wife got into a car accident the other day while I was out of town. How can I convince the insurance company it was not her fault? [more inside]
posted by IzzeYum on May 28, 2013 - 25 answers

You are about to be rear-ended. Is it better to open the door?

You are about to be rear-ended. Is it better to open the door? [more inside]
posted by krautland on May 18, 2013 - 26 answers

Helping a daughter who is far from home

My daugter, age 22, is in trouble a long, long way from home (Burlington, VT; her mom and I are in middle GA) with the family car. She had an accident, her fault. Nobody was hurt, thank heavens, but she was arrested (for the record, not DUI) and the car was towed off and impounded. It is pretty badly damaged and not driveable. There's no other car to use. The disabled one is running up a $50 per day impound fee which I need to stop as soon as I can. Probably I should just give it to a junkyard and let them haul it off, but I've got no notion how to arrange that. More important, what can I do from here to help my girl? Can I find her an attorney by remote control somehow? What else should I be thinking about? Ideas and advice? I would be very grateful!
posted by jfuller on May 11, 2013 - 31 answers

Can I give them a copy of my insurance card?

I live in a apartment building with a floor of parking inside the building. Two days ago, a neighbor who was parking her car next to mine dented and scratched the rear of my car. The damage is fairly minimal but will require some work. She was very apologetic about the situation and left me a voicemail stating that she had hit my car and that would should sync up to exchange insurance information. Later in the day, we talked and she suggested the we exchange a copy of each others insurance card. In this situation, is it ok to give her a copy of my entire insurance card? Is there any information on this I should not be sharing? For reference, my insurance is GEICO.
posted by cm1088 on Apr 6, 2013 - 9 answers

PlumbingAccidentFilter, UK edition

I let the plumber in to replace the hot water tank this morning, and just got home to find that he'd flooded the floor of the 3rd floor bathroom badly enough that there's water leaking through the *extractor fan opening* of the bathroom immediately below. There's also a small run of water out of a light switch in the 2nd floor wall. The house is full of little pools of water that I don't know if they have been tracked there or have leaked through. How compromised are my electrics and what is the plumber's liability? [more inside]
posted by Pallas Athena on Mar 13, 2013 - 6 answers

Other driver suggested settling outside insurance, now ignoring me.

I rear-ended someone last month while on vacation and the other party, an elderly couple, suggested not involving insurance. The police were not called. After supplying an initial estimate that I agreed to pay, they suddenly realized that they are entitled to a car rental, too, and after I agreed to that they stopped answering their phone and email. What now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 8, 2013 - 11 answers

Help with minor accident.

My car slid into a pole on a slippery street. What now? [more inside]
posted by futureisunwritten on Feb 6, 2013 - 9 answers

Hey! I'm walkin' here!

What should a pedestrian do if hit by a car? [more inside]
posted by threeants on Jan 16, 2013 - 25 answers

Crashed my car, should I fix or just get a new one?

I've been on a cross country road trip for over 35 days, originally departing from Los Angeles. While driving back home, I got caught in a rain/thunderstorm in Louisiana and rear-ended the car in front of me. I only have liability insurance, so the other party is taken care of but I have to take care of my own busted car. I'm wondering if it's worth getting it fixed up or just getting a new car once I get back home. [more inside]
posted by xtine on Jan 11, 2013 - 14 answers

Please advise on car insurance issues after an accident.

A guy hit my car parked on the street in Cambridge, MA, causing some damage (to the car only, I wasn't around). He left a note. I called him and he wanted to bypass our insurance providers. Please advise. [more inside]
posted by A dead Quaker on Dec 16, 2012 - 35 answers

What. The hell. Did I do.

Driving home this afternoon, I spun my car 360 degrees. I have no idea what happened. Please help me figure out what it was so that it never, ever, dear god ever happens again. [more inside]
posted by AthenaPolias on Dec 15, 2012 - 24 answers

Why am I paying $10k for another person's property damage?

I got into an accident with another motorist. She side swiped my car and then hit a electric post. She failed to yield and was found to be at fault. Now the electric company is asking for $10k to repair the pole damage from me. Without having property damage insurance, and living in a no fault state, is there anything I can do?
posted by Coke15 on Nov 29, 2012 - 30 answers

The Morality of Hit and Run

What's the moral argument against running away from an accident if the victim's being cared for (aside from insurance issues)? [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover on Nov 12, 2012 - 23 answers

What to do if I accidentally shoplifted?

I accidentally left a store without paying for a few items. I realized it the next day, and I'm mortified. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 10, 2012 - 35 answers

Can a second accident affect a yet-to-be-settled case?

YANML, but please help me weigh the benefits of filing a police report about a car-bike accident when a settlement is still in process from a previous accident. [more inside]
posted by nonmerci on Oct 20, 2012 - 10 answers

Fighting the (insurance) man!

Got rear-ended and am thoroughly unhappy with repair results. Any tips for negotiating with the insurance company re: how they're handling this? [more inside]
posted by kanuck on Oct 11, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me understand what fool thing I did

What horrible injury have I done myself? Not-immediately-threatening bike accident injury question. [more inside]
posted by Frowner on Sep 13, 2012 - 9 answers

What car dash cam to buy?

What dash cameras should I consider purchasing? There's a bunch of them out there, but I'm having little luck finding info about which are good and which aren't. [more inside]
posted by c0nsumer on Sep 4, 2012 - 9 answers

Proper protocol after auto accident claims request?

(CA) Driver who hit me is uninsured and I've begun the claims process with my ins. co. Should I give uninsured driver a head's up? [more inside]
posted by chloe.gelsomino on Aug 6, 2012 - 17 answers

How do I prove I'm at least as not at fault as the other guy?

On Friday morning I was in what I consider to be a no-fault fender bender, but Illinois isn't a no-fault state. The other party has already contacted my insurance; I'm not sure what I should be doing to best protect myself. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by ictow on Aug 6, 2012 - 8 answers

Hit and run - finding the scumbag

How to find a hit-and run driver in a fairly large city? [more inside]
posted by pjern on Jul 13, 2012 - 21 answers

Creamed me in his mom's minivan!

Corvette body shops in the Chicago, IL, USA area? [more inside]
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere on Jun 27, 2012 - 13 answers

How to model the accident rate on a certain stretch of road

How could I approach modeling the number of accidents on a certain stretch of road? I've got some semi-ecological approaches in mind but no idea if they're workable. Are there standard approaches to this sort of problem? [more inside]
posted by col_pogo on May 7, 2012 - 9 answers

Blot, Please

Are there any good online police blotters for Long Island, NY that comes complete with accident photos?
posted by InterestedInKnowing on Apr 21, 2012 - 2 answers

I'd like to be older when I die

I'm seriously thinking of never riding a bike again, having just had my second serious crash in just over a year - despite it being my default mode of transport since I was 12 years old. I don't really want to stop, but I also don't want to end up a vegetable or dead. What are some non-obvious defensive (bicycle) riding techniques for an experienced rider to start using? How do you force yourself to learn and use them after 20+ years of habit? [more inside]
posted by deadwax on Apr 20, 2012 - 58 answers

How to challenge an unfair insurance claim

My girlfriend bumped the wing mirror of a car while parking. She is getting stung for way more damage. What to do? [more inside]
posted by Conductor71 on Apr 10, 2012 - 12 answers

What happens if you're hit by an uninsured driver in WI?

My vehicle was damaged by a (possibly) uninstured driver in Wisconsin... What now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 29, 2012 - 7 answers

Should I buy an awesome car with accident history?

This car is totally pimped out, has really low mileage, and a really low sticker price. It's also been in a severe accident. Should I buy it? [more inside]
posted by Jade_bug on Mar 15, 2012 - 36 answers

Do I need to report an accident to my insurance?

I got in a minor fender-bender and got a ticket - will my insurance company find out about it if I don't report it? [more inside]
posted by boognish on Mar 3, 2012 - 6 answers

Need help finding info on Army training accident

Army training accident referred to by Bear Grylls [more inside]
posted by iz0rz on Mar 2, 2012 - 19 answers

Unexpected Toddler Poop Accidents

My basically potty trained three-and-a-half year old has started having poop accidents. Any ideas why this might be happening (and how we might stop it)? [more inside]
posted by leahwrenn on Jan 29, 2012 - 13 answers

Car accident and uninsured, complicated situation. What to do?

Got in a car accident two years; car rental, uninsured. Complicated situation, car rental company wants $35K from me. What to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 14, 2012 - 27 answers

Damaged Car Door

Got in a car accident, car is damaged on the driver side door so that I can't open it or roll down the window. I need to roll down the window to swipe a parking pass to get into a garage, so what should I do? [more inside]
posted by symbollocks on Jan 10, 2012 - 22 answers

Auto Accident Aftermath

Should I get a lawyer, and whose insurance should I make a claim against for an auto accident that was the other driver's fault and which caused significant injury? [more inside]
posted by Vectorcon Systems on Dec 12, 2011 - 15 answers

I'm getting "rear-ended' by an insurance company on an auto accident settlement. Advice please?

No lawyer wants to touch this, so how do I negotiate a settlement with an insurance company on my injury claim for a motor vehicle accident? [more inside]
posted by loquat on Dec 9, 2011 - 21 answers

What's the fair way to deal with a friend accidentally damaging my laptop?

Ethics filter: Friend spilled a drink causing $750 damage to my laptop. Fair to request $750 from him? Can I apply that money to a new computer rather than just repairing this one? [more inside]
posted by losvedir on Nov 21, 2011 - 53 answers

What do you do when you're hit by someone without a driver's license or insurance?

My car was rear ended last night and it's starting to look like the guy who hit me does not have a driver's license or insurance. So I'm not really sure what my next move is. [more inside]
posted by dhammond on Nov 13, 2011 - 20 answers

what to do, what to do...

I got rear ended a couple of hours ago. Called the cops. Should I call my insurance? [more inside]
posted by Marduk on Oct 6, 2011 - 19 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

adrenaline skews perception

Did I actually do anything useful in this car accident? [more inside]
posted by anotherkate on Sep 16, 2011 - 11 answers

7 year old girl keeps flashing back to accident

Is there anything I can do about after effects of a (relatively non-horrendous) car accident in my 7 year old daughter. [more inside]
posted by alcahofa on Sep 4, 2011 - 19 answers

Help me name a song: Drunk driving, sick regret. Country of course.

Name that tune: Father kills his son in a drunk driving accident, who makes him swear to not drink anymore. [more inside]
posted by Pontifex on Aug 28, 2011 - 5 answers

Is this car safe to drive?

I was planning on driving Mrs. Primate and Messrs Primates Jr to JFK tomorrow (45 minutes one way, no traffic), but we had a little accident yesterday. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by digitalprimate on Aug 19, 2011 - 5 answers

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