Rear-ended

Ugh. I think the title says it all.

The car is still drivable but is sporting a mighty dent and the boot isn’t opening and closing quite as it should.

The bad news is it’s only worth a couple thousand so we’re only protected if we hit someone else. So it’s up to us to chase her and her insurance company to get some money out of them for repairs. Our insurance won’t give a damn, and certainly won’t help with the claim.

The good news is she’s a realtor in the $2m club, and got on to her insurance on the same day. So once we get quotes, it should be a quick job and our car will be back to normal.

The funny thing is, I almost feel bad for her. Yeah, I know it was her fault. But it’s not major damage, and I almost feel guilty for what it’s going to cost her. If it had just been a surface scrape, it wouldn’t have been worth getting fixed.

If the situation had been reversed, though, I’m sure she wouldn’t be hesitating to chase us for it. So that’s what I’m focusing on. That, and the fact that the back of our car (we replaced the entire hatchback door a while ago) was basically immaculate before the accident. And I intend to keep it that way if we can!

4 thoughts on “Rear-ended

  • Reply ScribblesNZ May 24, 2010 at 16:32

    Gah life can be such a pain sometimes. Feeling you on the whole rear-ended thing, as you know. Now it’s the waiting game for our claim to be approved.

  • Reply Melissa May 24, 2010 at 21:37

    Please give my sympathies to your car and wish it a speedy recovery on my behalf.

  • Reply The Asian Pear May 25, 2010 at 12:14

    Well, at least it’s just the car and no one was hurt. That’s the most important thing. THough do see a doctor in case of whiplash.

  • Reply Veronica May 25, 2010 at 20:55

    Last October I rear ended an older woman, but I had full coverage insurance, and there was no hassle getting her stuff fixed. Never actually had to see or hear from the lady again.

    Sadly my car was deemed totaled. *sigh* at least I didn’t have someone hounding me to fix their car. As long as she’s got insurance it’s worth looking into… chances are things are going to be as difficult as they *can* be.

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