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post #13 of 87 (permalink) Old 10-20-2019, 04:34 PM
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Don’t fret your truck is probably not totaled. Mine was hit at about the same mileage and about 6 months into ownership and in about the same way....5700 in damage..... bedside, hitch, bumper, tailgate, tail light, back of cab scratched on passenger side.

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After checking for injuries and calling 911, my cell phone would be taking at least 50 photos of everything and everyone, from every angle.
Your insurance will immediately begin repair through your collision coverage, less your deductible.
Your insurance company will negotiate a settlement with the other drivers insurance (hope they have it) since they are at fault and recover your deductible, rental car and medical costs..if any.
Go see a doctor if yo feel injured..you will be sore for a few days.
I'm guessing the rear-ender was on the phone.

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If it were me, I would get rid of the truck and sue the crap out of the guy that rear ended me. Probably was texting and driving.

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If it were me, I would get rid of the truck and sue the crap out of the guy that rear ended me. Probably was texting and driving.
Real Christian of you. How do you know the rest of the story. Your the kind of person that drives everyone elseís ins up. Real piece of crap.
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If it were me, I would get rid of the truck and sue the crap out of the guy that rear ended me. Probably was texting and driving.
Real Christian of you. How do you know the rest of the story. Your the kind of person that drives everyone else’s ins up. Real piece of crap.
What makes me a poc? Please explain.

Why bring religion into this? What does that have to do with anything?

How do you explain someone rear ending you at 40 mph?

You sure are a smart one.

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Read my post in the prev thread.
As for rear ended at 40? How do you know if thatís the speed the op was driving at or the differential? How would anybody prove the differential at this point? PROBABLY on the phone? How do you know there wasnít a medical emergency. You know NOTHING about the situation but the first thing that comes to your mind is to hire a lawyer. And you donít know what makes you a P.O.S.?
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Read my post in the prev thread.
As for rear ended at 40? How do you know if that’s the speed the op was driving at or the differential? How would anybody prove the differential at this point? PROBABLY on the phone? How do you know there wasn’t a medical emergency. You know NOTHING about the situation but the first thing that comes to your mind is to hire a lawyer. And you don’t know what makes you a P.O.S.?
I'm going by what the OP posted....40 mph. As far as insurance premiums rising...if we had folks that didn't drive like a maniac, premiums would not rise.

So if you were in an accident and you and your family was injured or heaven forbid killed....you would not hire an attorney?

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Ok, before things get heated here is a pic of the other driver's Jeep.

After reading the reply's I appreciate everyone giving their advice and it is very helpful. Nobody wants to have to deal with a wrecked truck afterwards especially after they bought it brand new. I'm more vested into this truck because it was a present to myself after I retired and worked by butt off to get it.

That being said, there is no way I could know for sure how fast he was going. It's an estimate base on experience is all. I was stopped on the freeway because there was another accident about 2 mile ahead of me that I was sure everyone on the road could see with cops and EMS.

The other driver had a woman and a kid in their Jeep but didn't seem to be in a rush or had somewhere to get to. They waited there for a family member to pick them up last I heard from the officer.

I didn't get photos of my truck cause I was worried about my wife, their kid and the others, and honestly it happened so fast I got lost in thought before we went to the hospital. I called the tow shop to go see it but they were closed so I won't have any until tomorrow but I will post them. Its funny how you don't remember as much til afterwards. In my area tons of people are always on their phones and it drives me bonkers (not that he was but I have no way of knowing).

As for us, we are really really sore and still dealing with other issues. I spent time on here and other websites looking up depreciated values, how to deal with insurance companies and such and still learning about it. I'm pretty sure unless there is something I could not see (mechanically or frame wise) the truck will be repaired from what family members say. I'm just glad their kid is ok and we lived another day.
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I'm going by what the OP posted....40 mph. As far as insurance premiums rising...if we had folks that didn't drive like a maniac, premiums would not rise.

So if you were in an accident and you and your family was injured or heaven forbid killed....you would not hire an attorney?
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Ok, before things get heated here is a pic of the other driver's Jeep.

After reading the reply's I appreciate everyone giving their advice and it is very helpful. Nobody wants to have to deal with a wrecked truck afterwards especially after they bought it brand new. I'm more vested into this truck because it was a present to myself after I retired and worked by butt off to get it.

That being said, there is no way I could know for sure how fast he was going. It's an estimate base on experience is all. I was stopped on the freeway because there was another accident about 2 mile ahead of me that I was sure everyone on the road could see with cops and EMS.

The other driver had a woman and a kid in their Jeep but didn't seem to be in a rush or had somewhere to get to. They waited there for a family member to pick them up last I heard from the officer.

I didn't get photos of my truck cause I was worried about my wife, their kid and the others, and honestly it happened so fast I got lost in thought before we went to the hospital. I called the tow shop to go see it but they were closed so I won't have any until tomorrow but I will post them. Its funny how you don't remember as much til afterwards. In my area tons of people are always on their phones and it drives me bonkers (not that he was but I have no way of knowing).

As for us, we are really really sore and still dealing with other issues. I spent time on here and other websites looking up depreciated values, how to deal with insurance companies and such and still learning about it. I'm pretty sure unless there is something I could not see (mechanically or frame wise) the truck will be repaired from what family members say. I'm just glad their kid is ok and we lived another day.
Exactly how any decent individual would feel after some time has passed. No fun having to deal with this sort of thing. Itís why theyíre called accidents. Nobody does this on purpose. Hope you and your wife heal quickly.
I will say, the damage in the photos doesnít show a 40 mph speed differential, although Iím sure it seemed that way at the time.
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Frontal air bags are generally designed to deploy in "moderate to severe" frontal or near-frontal crashes, which are defined as crashes that are equivalent to hitting a solid, fixed barrier at 8 to 14 mph or higher. (This would be equivalent to striking a parked car of similar size at about 16 to 28 mph or higher.)

did their air bags deploy ??

my wife was rear ended by a car which they air bags deployed and both vehicles were totaled, estimated 40 mph impact

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Frontal air bags are generally designed to deploy in "moderate to severe" frontal or near-frontal crashes, which are defined as crashes that are equivalent to hitting a solid, fixed barrier at 8 to 14 mph or higher. (This would be equivalent to striking a parked car of similar size at about 16 to 28 mph or higher.)

did their air bags deploy ??

my wife was rear ended by a car which they air bags deployed and both vehicles were totaled, estimated 40 mph impact
I think the Jeep's front bags deployed but not 100% sure. I vaguely remember seeing something white near his steering wheel but it could have been anything truthfully. Hope you all were ok in the wreck.

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Does anyone know for sure if the truck's computer is able to measure any form of the impact?

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