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So, after the posts I've seen of people having their cars totaled, I joined the club. I was driving home from work yesterday when a drunk driver ran a red light and smashed my front end in. My light had just turned green, and as i got halfway through the intersection, a sedan appeared out of no where coming from my left, perpendicular to my lane, and hit the front of my car. Airbags deployed, frames bent, etc. My brothers a mechanic and says hes pretty sure its done. I'm fine, no damages to myself which i am truly grateful for; only thing on my mind was how I'd break the news to the parents, as it was mothers day.
So, my baby's ruined... Others would just say, oh its a car, i can get another, insurance will cover it. but this is my first car; my pride and joy, ive put 2 years of parts, detailing, and love into this machine; its crazy how it can be taken away in the split of a second.
I guess its time to think positive and consider a new car; I can't afford a gt, but i may go with the 2011+v6. We'll just see what I can get back on the car from insurance.
You'd never expect it to happen to you. Theres a lot of stupid drivers out there. Take extra care out there guys and gals, you never know when you'll be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
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Yeah ive been considering lawsuit but I almost don't wanna deal with the hassle. Ill see what i can do though.
I'll be going and grabbing everything, intake, decklidpanel, etc.
Originally Posted by sharony1994
I agree you should definitely get a lawyer they will also squeeze out every penny from insurance for you
Just had the lawyer conversation in another thread a few weeks ago. The fact that the guy was drunk should be a slam dunk on your part as far as getting your claim resolved quickly, but if his insurance starts to dick you around don't hesitate to get legal advice. Insurance companies are in business to make themselves rich, not to make you happy so don't let them screw you around.
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The drunk's insurance company will probably be mailing you a check. The check is usually about $1,000 dollars, and if you chose to accept the amount then you can not go after them in court. Youre in a good position to have a lawyer, but the majority of the money the lawyer gets you in court will probably go to him. In the long run you will probably make out with more cash in court, but there is no telling how long it will take or what you will receive.
Glad you're not hurt
Sadly, in this day and age the guy prolly will only serve a day or two in prison. Good news is with alawyer you can go after HIS insurance not yours to pay for it... Good luck in your future endeavors with getting another 'stang!
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Thank God you were not hurt. You had put together a really nice car.....very sad to see her go that way. But eventually we all part with our first cars, kinda like first GF's. You move on to that new model with bigger hooters. LOL Anyway good luck with the insurance claim, hope you get exactly what your looking for.
The douche bag really drove off? WTF is that!!
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Thankfully your alright..I'm sure your in some pain and be sure to tell the drunks insurance of your pain. Cars can always be replaced. If your looking for another Stang check out the classifieds I'm sure you could find a pretty good deal there.
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