How can i get over physically hurting others (accidentally) at my own fault? [more inside]
Someone hit my car and left a note, I have their insurance info and have started a claim with their insurance company. What can I expect? (Michigan, USA) [more inside]
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]
Can anyone recommend an "accident only" health insurance plan? i.e, it will cover doctor/hospital costs only in the case of accidental injury? I already have a high deductible BCBS plan --- I'm looking for something even more spartan.
If someone is in a serious accident and are incapacitated, how long does it take for police/EMT/hospital to contact his or her loved ones? [more inside]
I backed into a concrete structural beam in a parking garage. Will my car be okay/did I need to report this "accident" to the police? [more inside]
What is causing this shooting pain from my right gluteus down my leg? [more inside]
Accident and Car Insurance Filter - the other party is stalling, what recourse do we have? [more inside]
Any insights about car accident related pain? Disclaimer: (I am NOT getting serious medical advice online) It always seems like someone scolds me for that. I was in a car accident 2 weeks ago. We were going 40 and hit someone who pulled out in front of us. I went to the hospital to get checked out and they did xrays and whatnot and diagnosed me with "Severe Chest Trauma". I felt better progressively for the next few days, but then my chest (and lower back) started hurting slightly more each day up till now which is 2 weeks later. [more inside]
How do I repay a good Samaritan for her help? [more inside]
Construction accident: real or imagined? [more inside]
Argh! I am an idiot and accidentally sent an email asking about a summer job (tailored to a charity) to a person running a research lab. How do I salvage this? [more inside]
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]
Our new car is slightly larger than our old car. We have the same narrow one-car garage. It's a bit of a panic every time we make the sharp turn from the alley into the garage and suck in to avoid the edges. Sometimes it doesn't quite work. What can we use as corner padding on the edges to protect our parking miscues? [more inside]
I scratched another car in a parking lot and left a note. Now I’m just waiting for the angry car owner to call. What should I expect? What is protocol for this sort of thing? Will my insurance or theirs cover it? [more inside]
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]
After I settled an auto injury claim I found out the adjuster mislead me on a number of issues. Had I known that I would have obtained an attorney. Can settled injury claims get reopened (Adjuster says no)?
Construction Accident at City University? Just the facts, please. (oh, such a strange explanation) [more inside]
A classmate of mine has passed away following a horrifying accident, leaving behind a wife and infant daughter. What sort of gesture would it be appropriate for my classmates and I to make, if any, to show our appreciation for this person and to let his family know that we're thinking of them during this difficult time?
Legal status of inadvertently sent (supposed to be internal) automated test calls which could be viewed as "prank calls" that go accidentally to 7-13 unsuspecting recipients. And more. YANML i know, please read details. [more inside]
Who is at fault in the following scenario (USA, Colorado)? "Person A" in a pickup stopped in the left lane of a 4 lane road waiting for a car in front to turn left. "Person B" in a car stopped behind "person A". "A" and "B" get tired of waiting and seeing no traffic in the right hand lane pull into it to pass the stopped car. "B" hits the right rear quarter panel of "A"'s truck. "A"'s truck is large, "B"'s car is small. "A" asserts (s)he never saw "B". [more inside]
Maryland Accident, car totaled. Cops incorrectly say both drivers are at fault. Can anything be done? [more inside]
Automobile accident: Did the seat belt fail? What should we do? [more inside]
Should I hire a personal injury attorney after being rear ended? [more inside]
SUV backed over my tiny Miata, what should I do? [more inside]
I drive away with the gas nozzle still in my car. Dumb, I know. But, now the attendent says I owe him $692 to have it put back in by a technician. How can I validate this amount? [more inside]
I may have accidentally injected testosterone into a vein. Do I need to go to the ER or can I wait until my endocrinologist's office is open tomorrow? [more inside]
Can you identify this GM car part? [more inside]
I was in a pretty crappy head-on collision with another car tonight. Advice on what to do? [more inside]
I got hit by a car while I was cycling, and reported it to the police. Now the other party is offering to "settle it personally", leaving insurance companies and police out. Is this legal, and is it advisable? [more inside]
Are car horns rigged to go off in an accident? [more inside]
Hertz fender bender, do I need to file police report, and am I covered? [more inside]
Is it legal to accept $500 from a car insurance company, reimbursing me for a repair I'm not going to make? If it's legal, should I?
In a minor fender bender. Do I have to report the accident to my insurance company?
Car Insurance Filter: I bumped a parked car an hour ago. They'll probably contact me tomorrow. Insurance or out-of-pocket? (More than meets the eye.) [more inside]
Help me with a site or source for finding out if charges were filed against a driver involved in an accident
in Weld County, Colorado. Colorado State Police is the investigating agency, from what I can determine.
If I pay out of pocket for repairs to another driver's car, is there a form I can ask him to sign to prevent later involvement of insurance companies? [more inside]
Is there any resource that archives traffic incident reports for San Diego, CA? I'm thinking of SigAlert mostly, but their website doesn't seem to keep the info long after the alert is resolved. [more inside]
A few days ago, I unknowingly spilled water on a pile of old photo prints that I am planning on scanning. They dried, and now, as a result, the bottom twenty are stuck together. How can I separate the prints without tearing or otherwise ruining them? If that is impossible, I still have the negatives somewhere; how can I best scan negatives into a regular flatbed scanner?
Last night my husband was involved in a very low-speed crash -- the other party was a cement pylon. The crash popped the airbags and broke the plastic grill on the front of the car, but we don't see any other damage.
My son's car seat was in the back of the car. (My son was not in the car.) Do I need to replace the seat? [more inside]
Just spilled coffee into a 13" macbook. Remediation tips? [more inside]
What happens after a serious, possibly fatal, accident or crash? NOT an insurance question. [more inside]
Legal filter - I hit a car head-on while biking the other day. It was my fault, and I’ve agreed to pay the damages to car. I need help writing up a release of liability contract so this guy doesn’t keep coming back for more. [more inside]
My parked car got hit by a truck. Then, before I could get it fixed, it got hit by another truck. How do I handle two claims at once? [more inside]
Does this job exist? What should I be searching for? [more inside]
Outcome of a car accident in San Jose, CA on 880 North near the Alameda, around 10:30am February 1st? [more inside]
does the Kaiser emergency room test for weed - particularly when it comes to a motor vehicle accident? (i was on a bike.) [more inside]
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]
Car accident insurance filter: Insurance company refuses to provide for rental car before sending me the money. What to do? [more inside]
I broke my finger four years ago this month, and it's still a mess. Is it too late to get it fixed right? [more inside]