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Old 07-16-2014, 08:49 AM
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So annoying. Bran new truck (bought it in April). Going down 64 this morning. Some lady decided she did not want to be in the turning lane and pulled out in to the side of my truck. Now because I told State Farm that my back hurt they sent me over to another claims adjuster who has yet to get back to me. Went to the office but went back home. The annoying part is I will have to miss work to drop the truck off at the body shop get rental car then again to drop off rental car and pickup truck from body shop. Even more annoying will be arguing with State Farm about what the diminished value of my truck should be.
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:10 AM
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sorry about your truck, sucks.
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:22 AM
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At least folks are ok, everything else will buff out.
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:32 AM
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At least folks are ok, everything else will buff out.
This. Don't lose site of this. Trucks and cars are just replaceable things.
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:35 AM
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Sorry to hear about that brother I just bought a brand new car (first brand new car ever for me) in March and I'd be bitchin' a fit if anything happened. Glad all parties seem to be OK.
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Old 07-16-2014, 12:10 PM
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When they think there's a chance for a medical claim as well....they are WAY more tolerant of other vehicle value claims.

What others have said.....it can be replaced, but your health can't.

Still sucks though.
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Your not dead or in the hospital is the main thing....good on you

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People just have their heads up their asses these days. Myself, wife and my son were nearly involved in what may have been a fatal crash last Sunday.

On our way to the in-laws. Heading south down 95. I see this beat up black Tahoe speeding up my driver side in the adjacent lane. Once past me he swerves in front of me, his rear bumper comes within 5' of my front bumper and he crosses my lane to get to the far right lane to exit the highway. I was in the 2nd lane from the right lane.

So that lane was going to slow for him so he decided to jump back into my lane to pass the car in front of him. Only problem is I was in my lane right next to him. I had to lay on the horn and swerve into the #3 lane to avoid this ass hole hitting me. Thank God nobody was right next to me!

This all happened at 70 MPH!

My wife and son were screaming. I was quite calm as I was watching the guy the entire time. I knew he was going to do something stupid. I was ready for it.

How did I know he was going to do something stupid? He had those yellow registration stickers stuck all over his license plate instead of in the top right corner where they are supposed to be. I always watch people that can't read simple instructions on their registration and this time it may have saved our lives.

I can totally see where road rage comes from. Two things saved me from prison and that ass hole from a casket. I had my family with me and I didn't have my gun in the truck. If I had my gun with me and nobody in the truck I probably would have lost it and shot the bastard.

Yet had he caused a crash killing us he would have gotten nothing more than a citation.
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I don't know if you are aware of what you did to keep you and your family alive in that situation, but it's referred to as "situational awareness", nowdays. The real phrase is "Profiling". The only good thing my sob dad taught me was how to profile any and all situations quickly and efficiently. Has saved my life many times as well as others near me on two occasions.

Only problem is that to benefit from it, you need to have common sense, which is very hard to find in anyone under 40 these days.
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You not really playing the hurt back game for that scrape are you?
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Looking at the truck I can see why your back would be hurting........
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I had to turn my head sideways to see the pics. Now my neck hurts!

Glad everyone is OK...
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You not really playing the hurt back game for that scrape are you?
Ha...this. I was backing out of my parking spot 5 years ago...looked behind me, saw it was clear, and proceeded. Apparently some lady had scooted in behind me and I didn't see her, thus putting a minor dent in the drivers side REAR FENDER of her POS Ranger. Dammit. Like an idiot I didn't call the po man and just told her we would exchange insurance info and settle it, to which she agreed. Long story short she claimed back injury, State Farm paid out 18k worth of medical bills (without ever contacting me), $300 to fix her truck, and my insurance doubled. There was nothing I could do about it, and I'm still waiting on it to go back down. That is the only flaw on my record. I hope that old biddy is proud of herself.

Sorry about your truck, glad everyone is OK.
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Looking at the truck I can see why your back would be hurting........
No I am not. I am more worried about the lost value to the truck considering it will need two doors, a new rim, new running board and body work on the bed. I get a new truck every 2 years or so and I should not have to eat it on trade in value because their customer hit me.
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Originally Posted by Garett View Post
You should be able to drop the truck off after hours and slip the keys through a slot = no missy work.

You should be able to pick up a rental in the evenings = no missy work.

Your not dead or in the hospital is the main thing....good on you; now go and get her!
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Originally Posted by agallant80 View Post
No I am not. I am more worried about the lost value to the truck considering it will need two doors, a new rim, new running board and body work on the bed. I get a new truck every 2 years or so and I should not have to eat it on trade in value because their customer hit me.
If you fix the truck.......... keep it the 2 years.. why would you lost so much value ?
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Originally Posted by agallant80 View Post
No I am not. I am more worried about the lost value to the truck considering it will need two doors, a new rim, new running board and body work on the bed. I get a new truck every 2 years or so and I should not have to eat it on trade in value because their customer hit me.
No it won't.
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If you fix the truck.......... keep it the 2 years.. why would you lost so much value ?
Why would a dealer trade in a car that has been in an accident for the same amount as one that has not? That is why. Have you ever traded a car with an accident on the carfax report? Any dealer will use that to their advantage.
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This is the reason I don't ride the motorcycle much , too many fools !
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If you get a new vehicle every 2 years, you might be better off leasing.

I think Enterprise of Avis will pick you up or deliver the car to you.
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