I was hit by a bus while my car was not moving. Who do I sue in small claims court, the driver of the bus, or the private company that owns the bus? [more inside]
posted by JakeWalker
on Dec 27, 2006 -
what if someone who was renting a car, uh, hypothetically, ran over a curb and damaged a tire rim? would they be smart or stupid to just have the tire replaced before turning the car in?
posted by ubiquity
on Dec 24, 2006 -
What kills people when they drive into the ditch? Is it rolling over, or just the high speeds of the highway? [more inside]
posted by dino terror
on Dec 17, 2006 -
My wife got into a car accident last week. I wasn't with her, The story is, someone cut her off and slammed on the breaks and she had to turn to avoid him, she over turned and someone else almost hit her so she turned again and the car started rolling. it was an SUV and that made the flipping so easy. She is unharmed, she did not hit anyone, but the car is totalled. [more inside]
posted by convex
on Dec 12, 2006 -
Any advice on getting diminished payment value for vehicle after collision? Their insurance company said that there was no diminished value after our car was rear ended by a semi-truck. [more inside]
posted by Leenie
on Nov 15, 2006 -
I've been at my job for less than a month, and today as I was rounding a blind corner into my cubicle I collided with my co-worker who works right next to me. He slammed his shoulder into the cubicle, and even though he brushed it off as nothing, I am 99.9% sure that he will wake up with a bruise tomorrow morning. He's very friendly, but we're both so engrossed in our work that we haven't had a chance to really get to know one another. I've already apologized twice, but what can I do or say to make things less awkward?
posted by invisible ink
on Nov 1, 2006 -
How likely is it *really* that there's something worse than bruising wrong with me after a minor car accident? [more inside]
posted by catfood
on Oct 9, 2006 -
Auto Insurance: I was rear-ended in a 3-car accident about a month ago at slow (<15 mph) speed. My back has been hurting...how do I handle this with the liable insurance company? [more inside]
posted by sdis
on Sep 7, 2006 -
My car rolled today and hit another parked car .. i guess I forgot to apply the emergency brake .. My car is fine .. her car has a huge dent in the back :( [more inside]
posted by jason9009
on Jul 22, 2006 -
My non-pimped ride (1993 sedan, BB value: $825) was just totaled in an accident with a commercial truck (the truck driver's fault, and he was cited). Are there any ways to get the adjuster to value the car more highly than $825 so that I have any chance of replacing it? [more inside]
posted by xo
on Jul 20, 2006 -
Advice on filing an accident report where I'm not at fault, but was in a situation that commonly defines me as being at fault? (Chicago, IL if that matters, oh and the vehicle who hit me left the scene) [more inside]
posted by twiggy
on Jul 13, 2006 -
Help me find a record/info of this air disaster: January 2/3 either '69 or '70 Peoria Illinois. Aircraft was a DC9 and company was possibly Ozark. Flight departed Chicago.
A search of the FAA website reveals nothing! No google luck either. [more inside]
posted by mule
on Jul 1, 2006 -
[LampshadeFilter]: I accidentally broke a beloved glass Ikea lampshade and I'd like to find a replacement. I was a klutz this morning and broke this lampshade that holds high sentimental value to its owner. It is a medium-blue glass, mushroom shaped lampshade bought around 2002. Ikea doesn't have a stock discontinued items, and eBay and Googling turn up nothing. Pictures are inside. [more inside]
posted by carabiner
on Jun 14, 2006 -
I was involved in an hit and run accident as a pedestrian a little over a year ago, and I've got some questions about contributory negligence. [more inside]
posted by SweetJesus
on Apr 18, 2006 -
Gross Filter: I remember hearing a couple years ago about a couple incidents involving swimmers and badly maintained swimming pool filters wherein the swimmer would be sitting on the bottom of the pool, on the filter, and the filter cover would give out, resulting in the most horrific situation I can think of. [more inside]
posted by heavenstobetsy
on Apr 5, 2006 -
In California, what are the steps that I should take to sell my totaled car to a dismantler? I want rid myself of all liability for the vehicle and get as much money as possible for the parts. [more inside]
posted by |n$eCur3
on Mar 12, 2006 -
Name (or author of) of a biographical book about a RAF pilot in WW2 who loses both legs in an accident, but goes on to fly in combat and ends up in a POW camp, which he then manages to escape from.
posted by azuma
on Mar 7, 2006 -
I was visiting my relatives out of town a few weeks ago. When I got back home, my uncle said that his neighbor thought that I bumped into the front of her parked car, and he said that it was my car that was parked in front of her. [more inside]
posted by i8ny3x
on Feb 18, 2006 -
Yesterday I caused a car accident. I'm a college sophomore and I've never been in a car wreck before. I have liability insurance so it only covers the other persons car and its going to cost $1250 to fix my car which I have no choice but to fix. I also have to appear in court next month to deal with the ticket or whatever. The whole incident has just weighed on my heavily. I can't get any work done, I am having trouble sleeping. I just feel awful. Does anyone have any advice on dealing with this kind of situation?
posted by icespide
on Jan 21, 2006 -
H2OFilter: Laptop disaster! The cat spilled a vase-full of water on the keyboard of my Dell Latitude C800 laptop. I managed to avoid getting the thing completely drenched, but the machined did shut down immediately, unprompted. [more inside]
posted by yellowcandy
on Dec 16, 2005 -
A car travels down a boat ramp into the water then travels 120 feet out into the lake. How fast was it going when it hit the water?
posted by Floydd
on Nov 1, 2005 -
I live in Pennsylvania (yeah, I know).
My wife was in her car, stopped in front of a retirement building. A woman was moving her mother out of the building at the time when a dresser fell on the hood of my wife's car. The car has a dent. I got an estimate from a body shop. The woman gave my wife a phone number and an address. There was a witness (the building maintenance guy). The estimate seems accurate but is expensive. I'm concerned that the woman might get pissed off and try to do the typically American thing and deny it happened, refuse to acknowledge, refuse to pay, etc., etc.
Is this a car insurance issue for her? How would this woman claim this on her insurance...or can she? The body shop I got the estimate from said they'd never seen anything like it. Bottom line is, it's obvious it's this lady's fault but when she sees the estimate, she's going to freak out.
I just want to be prepared in case (probably when) this gets ugly. Yes, I know about small claims court.
posted by SparkyPine
on Aug 20, 2005 -
Have the recent injuries
at the Disney themeparks affected your decision to visit any of those parks in the near or distant future? (List of industry wide accidents here
posted by IndigoSkye
on Aug 5, 2005 -
I backed into a parking garage column a couple of months ago (it was in my blind spot) and tore up my rear bumper pretty bad. Would it be worth it to report this to my insurance, or would they probably increase my premiums as a result? (FWIW, the accident happened several months ago.)
posted by designbot
on Jul 20, 2005 -
What is the best book/article you have read on the Space Shuttle Columbia Accident?
posted by msacheson
on Jun 20, 2005 -
CSI Filter: How do I find the person who hit my car given that it was a woman driving a blue SUV that hit my car in State College, PA at approximately 12:11 AM May 26th, 2005? [more inside]
posted by Fat Guy
on May 26, 2005 -
Car Insurance question - I was in an accident over New Years, where a friend of mine and I were hit by a drunk driver while crossing the street. The driver fled, and was never caught by the cops. 5 months later, I've found out he filed a claim with his car insurance company for a significant amount of money, and been approved. [more inside]
posted by SweetJesus
on May 18, 2005 -
My girlfriend was rear-ended a few days ago and the rear of her car is damaged. It's still very driveable, but she has to do a ton of little things like meet with the adjuster, get estimates for repairs, etc. The insurance company of the guy who hit her has been decently accomodating so far, but I'm wondering if she's eligible for compensation for the time it will take to comply with their procedures? And how do we go about asking for that if indeed she is?
posted by Mayor Curley
on Apr 28, 2005 -
I am being sued for damages related to an auto accident. The lawyer from the insurance firm is representing my case. Should I get my own lawyer? [more inside]
posted by sophist
on Apr 26, 2005 -
I was in a car accident about four years ago where I rear-ended another vehicle. AFAIK, it was my fault, but no one seemed injured at the time, and now I'm being sued for thousands more than my liability auto insurance will cover. If they are awarded what they're asking through arbitration or through a judgement, what are my options for paying the portion which my insurance won't cover? Background and other related questions inside. [more inside]
posted by xiojason
on Apr 26, 2005 -
My wife and I were struck by a car as we were crossing the street on Monday. We have health insurance, and have no intention of suing the guy, but what should we expect in regards to insurance? [more inside]
posted by jackofsaxons
on Apr 19, 2005 -
I had a minor accident on my road bike this weekend, and fell over whilst moving at a very low speed. Do I need a new helmet? [more inside]
posted by netsirk
on Mar 28, 2005 -
I've been driving a car for about a decade now, and it's suddenly occurred to me that I'm now completely paranoid about anyone else driving me somewhere. I'm constantly checking the mirrors while they drive, and getting stressed because I think they should be braking sooner or driving in a different lane. It even happens when I catch a bus. Has anyone else experienced this? How did you get over it?
posted by Jimbob
on Feb 8, 2005 -
A hit-and-run accident. I was in one today, after being rear-ended by the idiot. After the guy takes off onto a nearby freeway onramp, I follow him and he exits at the next offramp. He then runs a red light, sideswiping two cars in the process, and I lose him. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by shoos
on Dec 23, 2004 -
I'm currently recovering from a pretty bad foot injury. Basically i was hit by a car while riding my motorcycle. My foot was smashed by the bumper and I suffered a talonavicular dislocation, which is a fancy way of saying my foot bones got disconected from the leg bones. The dislocation was reduced (owch) and now its immobilized. Someone sugested magnets would help me heal. Does anyone have experience with this? Does it work or is it nonsense? Does anyone know any other home remedies that work?
posted by clubfoote
on Nov 29, 2004 -
Someone in my immediate family was involved in a car accident today on a highway, and he was in the wrong (though no alcohol or drugs were involved). Not only that, but the other driver was killed, and he is probably going to be charged. He is traumatized, extremely distressed, in a bad state mentally. My question is for advice from anyone who has dealt with this kind of situation.
posted by anonymous
on Oct 28, 2004 -
CarAccidentFilter: My beloved Nissan Sentra, the car that had never given me a single problem in the 5-1/2 years since I bought it new, was brutally killed by a cellphone wielding SUV driver. The car is totalled. I need advice (more...you know where) [more inside]
posted by contessa
on Jun 9, 2004 -
OK...I just got in a car accident yesterday. I'm okay, my car is a little screwed. Some guy switched lanes, and i dodged and hit a concrete median, lost control, and shot back across the highway, hitting the lane switcher. A witness says I was trying to pass him in the left hand turning lane (where there was another car). Being that this is Florida and everybody else was a retiree, I got the ticket. I'm going to fight it on the grounds that I couldn't have been doing what the witness said because ITS PHYSICALLY IMPOSSIBLE for me to be where the other car was at the time.
My questions: Anybody successfully fight a crash citation? Any pointers? Anybody get a police report amended? I don't know what I'm facing here...and yes, I've already contacted a lawyer. I see them Monday.
posted by taumeson
on Mar 31, 2004 -