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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

Does an accident go on your record if no Police Report is filed?

Does an accident go on your record if no Police Report is filed? [more inside]
posted by Jokesta on Aug 7, 2011 - 4 answers

I was rear ended at a light yesterday. Have a few questions and concerns over what do do next.

I was rear ended at a light yesterday. Have a few questions and concerns over what do do next. [more inside]
posted by ShootTheMoon on Jul 28, 2011 - 11 answers

Next, I'll be asking about where to punch sharks.

What should I have if I ever wake up in the hospital without any recollection? [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Jul 22, 2011 - 22 answers

Car accident. If the repair costs more does your insurance go up more?

Car accident. If the repair costs more does your insurance go up more? [more inside]
posted by doomtop on Jul 19, 2011 - 9 answers

Can my employer fire me because I am unable to work due to a motor vechicle accident?

Can my employer fire me because I am unable to work due to a motor vechicle accident? [more inside]
posted by isopropyl on May 18, 2011 - 23 answers

How do I proceed in the wake of a car accident?

Car accident. I am having difficulty thinking this through clearly. Please help me figure out what steps I need to take. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 11, 2011 - 11 answers

Dealing with damage to a leased vehicle

How to deal with minor cosmetic damage to a leased vehicle? [more inside]
posted by Ryvar on Apr 2, 2011 - 4 answers

Car accident, his fault, going through insurance, no idea.

I just got into a low-speed car accident in a parking lot. The kid who hit me jumped out and said "sorry, sorry, totally my fault, I wasn't paying attention." I got all his insurance info and his driver's license. Now what? [more inside]
posted by nevercalm on Mar 24, 2011 - 23 answers

Auto Accident, biased highway patrol report, anyway to correct this? (California)

hi Mefites, I need some sound insights and advice regarding a recent auto accident I was involved in California. What to do when a highway patrol accident report is biased against you? what can I do to correct the situation? [more inside]
posted by wcmf on Mar 22, 2011 - 18 answers

I was in a motorcycle accident. What will I get?

I had a motorcycle accident (I hit a car). The other driver is at fault. My bike will most likely be totaled, I went to the hospital, and some of my other stuff is broken. What will happen, and what should I be doing to make sure I recoup my damages? [more inside]
posted by aaronbeekay on Feb 27, 2011 - 23 answers

car insurance. how does it work?

How and where do I get my car repaired? (or, please explain to me how car insurance works) [more inside]
posted by genmonster on Feb 15, 2011 - 8 answers

Dispatch, we have a problem.

Is there a standard protocol (or best practices) when an emergency responder (PD, FD, EMT) gets into an accident en route to or from a call? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Feb 10, 2011 - 3 answers

Can you help me find the title of this novel?

Can you help me find the title of a novel (probably Young Adult) I read sometime between 1979 and 1981? [more inside]
posted by Ink-stained wretch on Feb 5, 2011 - 7 answers

How do I feel better about an unplanned pregnancy?

How do I feel better about an unplanned pregnancy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 22, 2011 - 31 answers

help flushing eye

My girlfriend doused her eye in shampoo, and now she's in agony. How can I help? [more inside]
posted by scarylarry on Jan 11, 2011 - 14 answers

Do I need a tree surgeon?

My neighbor hit my tree with his car. Do I go to Home Depot or call a specialist? [more inside]
posted by Buffaload on Jan 11, 2011 - 13 answers

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