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need help from the collective #4061489
04/07/16 03:21 PM
04/07/16 03:21 PM
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Massachusetts
turtlevette Offline OP
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Massachusetts






The insurance co of the texting kid who hit me is going to total my car. This will probably end up in small claims. Ya'll know me. I don't have the patience for morons.

This is the first accident I've ever been in. Get ready. This is our future with these stupid smartphones and careless people. Its going to be an epidemic.









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Re: need help from the collective [Re: turtlevette] #4061495
04/07/16 03:28 PM
04/07/16 03:28 PM
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'Stralia
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Sorry man, that's gotta hurt.

Can't give much advice from an Oz perspective.

Re: need help from the collective [Re: turtlevette] #4061496
04/07/16 03:28 PM
04/07/16 03:28 PM
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Columbus Nebraska
old1 Online content
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What is the NADA classic car value value of the car? Looks repairable.


2017 Nissan Frontier 4.0 5w30
1965 Mustang 200 c/4 10w30 QS defy
1964 Ford Ranchero 302 c/4 15/40 Delo
1929 ford model A No filters, and 15/40 oil
Re: need help from the collective [Re: old1] #4061499
04/07/16 03:32 PM
04/07/16 03:32 PM
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Massachusetts
turtlevette Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: old1
What is the NADA classic car value value of the car? LooBks repairable.


Around 13 grand low end. But they will not go by that because it does not behoove them to.

Insurance cos are some of the slimiest sleezebags on the planet.









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Re: need help from the collective [Re: turtlevette] #4061507
04/07/16 03:37 PM
04/07/16 03:37 PM
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NJ
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Was it insured as a classic car?

Go through your own insurance company and see if they will pay to repair and then they will usually go after the side for your deductible.

Glad you weren't injured.

Last edited by Leo99; 04/07/16 03:38 PM.

Without data you're just another person with an opinion. W. E. Deming

2003 Corolla 250,000 miles (RIP)
2004 Corolla 125,000 miles
2004 Rav4 370,000 miles
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Re: need help from the collective [Re: Leo99] #4061511
04/07/16 03:41 PM
04/07/16 03:41 PM
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Massachusetts
turtlevette Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: Leo99
Was it insured as a classic car?

Go through your own insurance company and see if they will pay to repair and then they will usually go after the side for your deductible.

Glad you weren't injured.


I didn't have it insured on my end. Because I'm an excellent driver and didn't think I needed it.

I did get knocked out, lost consciousness, and leg and knee got banged up.


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Re: need help from the collective [Re: turtlevette] #4061516
04/07/16 03:46 PM
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Leo99 Offline
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Did the other drive get a ticket for texting while driving?

Make sure you're ok and get checked out medically if needed.


Without data you're just another person with an opinion. W. E. Deming

2003 Corolla 250,000 miles (RIP)
2004 Corolla 125,000 miles
2004 Rav4 370,000 miles
2015 Camry 70,000 miles
Re: need help from the collective [Re: turtlevette] #4061517
04/07/16 03:48 PM
04/07/16 03:48 PM
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Virginia
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Feel really bad for you turtlevette.. That's just super cruddy. And a really cool car too.. One of my favorites when I was a child.

I hope it all gets right in your favor man. I'm pulling for you BIGTIME.


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Re: need help from the collective [Re: turtlevette] #4061518
04/07/16 03:48 PM
04/07/16 03:48 PM
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The Midwest
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Being that you have a classic car and they will try giving you peanuts for it, I would see a personal injury attorney asap.


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Re: need help from the collective [Re: turtlevette] #4061519
04/07/16 03:49 PM
04/07/16 03:49 PM
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Columbus Nebraska
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YOU didn't have insurance of any kind? You may end up getting the proverbial shaft! They don't allow us to register a vehicle here without insurance. Although collision coverage is not required. My classics I carry full coverage classic car insurance. IT IS CHEAP.


2017 Nissan Frontier 4.0 5w30
1965 Mustang 200 c/4 10w30 QS defy
1964 Ford Ranchero 302 c/4 15/40 Delo
1929 ford model A No filters, and 15/40 oil
Re: need help from the collective [Re: turtlevette] #4061524
04/07/16 03:53 PM
04/07/16 03:53 PM
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Danville, KY
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Yea, in KY you cannot register a car without proof of insurance...nor would I drive without it.


2011 BMW328xi (M1 0w40) 118,000mi
2010 Mazda6iTP (SYNPWR 5w20) 151,000mi
2007 VolvoXC70 (M1 0w40) 141,000mi
2002 TrailBlazerEXT (PYB 5w30) 155,000mi
Re: need help from the collective [Re: turtlevette] #4061532
04/07/16 03:58 PM
04/07/16 03:58 PM
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out there
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Looks like the door hinge porttion of the body is pretty out of whack. That will be expensive to repair. Plus whatever is busted on the front suspension.


13 elantra 72k 5w30 QSUD
03 chevy avalanche 80k synpwr 5w30
17 mazda cx-5 7300 miles m1 0w30
Re: need help from the collective [Re: old1] #4061535
04/07/16 04:03 PM
04/07/16 04:03 PM
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Bend, Oregon
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Originally Posted By: old1
YOU didn't have insurance of any kind? You may end up getting the proverbial shaft! They don't allow us to register a vehicle here without insurance. Although collision coverage is not required. My classics I carry full coverage classic car insurance. IT IS CHEAP.


Not a smart move..... to not have insurance on you vehicle.

Small claims court usually have dollar limits (usually 5K to 10K), and even if you win....getting the $$$ from someone....especially a deadbeat kid..... might be near impossible.

We live....and learn.


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Pnz. Ultra 0w20 / Fram 'Ultra'/ OCI: 8000 +/-
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Re: need help from the collective [Re: turtlevette] #4061537
04/07/16 04:08 PM
04/07/16 04:08 PM
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Central Texas
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Geesh...that's painful to look at. Enough to make an old car guy cry! You do want to get yourself checked out and start the music with a lawyer to advise you of your rights, both property & medical wise.


1998 Volvo V70 T5 228,880 mi. Original Owner.
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Re: need help from the collective [Re: turtlevette] #4061541
04/07/16 04:10 PM
04/07/16 04:10 PM
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Cleveland, OH
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Max in Mass. small claims is $7000.

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