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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-09-2019, 05:11 PM
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In all fairness the request IS only for a good shop. But, the scene and damage appear likely multi-car, not a perfectly flush surface impact or phone pole. Fella without abundant experience with wrecks could get a touch frazzled, so was just offering a little more insight v. less. And good idea on help from a privateer if it's all on his nickel.



From just the pics with no background it sure don't seem the kinda ride to carry just liability. Let's see what shakes out.

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post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-09-2019, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
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I only had liability but I swear Allstate told me because it’s too old they couldn’t do full coverage ! Or else I wouldof had full and other person turned left I was in far right lane . I hit them right quarter panel . And yes unfortunately the police arrived and they towed to yard and going off they’re guna charge for the days their in thinking I need to get it out of there ASAP regardless of what other person insurance says . It wasn’t th hardest of hits but u know I’m sure someone can fix just need to know who .
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Important thing errbody ok. Can't tell from description who's considered at fault, though your remark about the other insurance makes me hope it's their fault. But about that ins. co., you need a diff. one. My 4 cars are between 17 and 32 years old - and all got full coverage.



If it's on you, does buying a rolling donor and swapping over the front clip in your driveway sound plausible? If so, then the only mole left to wack is checking if the frame got tweaked. If it's on them, then lordie be you're gonna have fun learning the dental trade getting shop repairs paid. #well you have to admit you were "a little" at fault too #pre-existing damage #regular wear and tear #our insured does not have rental car coverage for you ......lol

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\'96FWB BUW-Butt Ugly White: PCMPerformance tune, HDFA w/ swissed filter, 1/2 SLP s.s. catback with H- and Flow Super 50s, oem opti rebuilt 3 times, SS Bars, METCO LCA, Airlift 1000, Monroe SS, PowerTrax No-Slip, CTS wheels with +1 rubber. Finally, yes again... LT-4 knock module!
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But, the scene and damage appear likely multi-car.
Oh ****... I totally missed the picture where you can clearly see another damaged vehicle. My bad.


As far as full coverage... I know from experience that companies can be a bit ridiculous at times. I was once quoted $360 a month for full coverage on a car that I paid $3800 for. At that price, I would absolutely have to total the car for it to be worth it. Of course, I was 22 years old and didn't have the best driving record at the time, so that certainly was a factor.

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frame very likely bent, air bags gone, 20+ year old car....its a total in the eyes of insurance company

OP, if the other driver is insured and he is at fault your insurance company will likely collect max value as can be determined from the at fault drivers insurance company which is likely not enough to repair it. Your recourse could need to be a lawsuit which will take several months if not a year or so.....if you have "injuries".

Do not talk to anyone from the at fault drivers insurance company. Your insurance company will be the one to communicate with but if you feel you are not being treated fairly, get a lawyer and let him deal with this but they will get a 1/3 of the settlement if not going to trial and likely 50%+ if it goes to trial. The later would be if you suffered injuries

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The OP's mentioned he has liab. only, and IDK CA but around here with that you're SOL and your own carrier pretty much warshes their hands of you, and doomed to work with the other insured's carrier. If it ain't just a cheap claptrap you're glad to get out from under and worth fighting to fix or get a decent settlement, then brace yourself for a tussle with them. I'm not some SME on insurance, but my initial comments up there sounding more applicable as time goes by. I agree 1000% not getting legal representation. Unless mucho injuries there ain't no gold to mine from hat old Chevy. #State Ins. Commission ::winks::

One last gambit if no satisfactory settlement is to simply demand to be "made whole" by them securing a "like condition" replacement car that's acceptable to you.

And as just an armchair qtr. back I'll offer that I refused a frame machine and made my insurance allow me to deliver another unmolested frame with my rear-ender. I'm sure a straightener is fine and all, but a documented square replacement was important for me, plus a factor if a sale someday. For yours if the frame is bent then you'll have to decide whether to accept a machine or start combing JYs.

Let's see what up as things progress.

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I'm sure your insurance will total her, but take the check buy it back cheap and get your parts from LKQ https://www.lkqcorp.com/en-us/locati...04788259999998
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Thank you so much ! Really appreciate it !
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post #19 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-14-2019, 06:25 AM
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I recently had my OCC sideswiped. It destroyed the entire left side of the car's sheet metal. The insurance wanted to give me $2500 for the car and total it. The car has a $10,000 engine in it with a new transmission. I brought that to their attention, and they asked if I had receipts. I said no, but I would get an appraisal for the current value before the accident. The insurance company came up with the $2500, and $3000 in "medical", and did not total the car. I was in need of a paint job at the time, and the check fixed the metal work. I ended up paying for the paint job myself anyway, but I now have a completely rebuilt driver's side, and all of my improvements. Since you probably did not have any physical injuries, you can still get a "medical" claim for emotional damage to offset some of the physical damage to the car. Be careful what you say to the insurance rep, and if they are not being helpful, always end the conversation with, "I guess I will have to see my lawyer". Another caution on seeing lawyers...they will promise you the moon, and try to get you to take what the insurance company offers. You will get that minus the lawyer's percentage. The lawyer gets most of your money, and you get a wrecked car.

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One more thing. If you had trouble opening the front doors, you will need front doors as well. The front fenders pushed back, and trapped the doors. When you opened them, the front of the door got wrinkled.

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