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Old 01-01-2004, 12:03 PM   #31
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Sorry if this sounds dumb, but to clarify, you and here were going in opposite directions right?
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Old 01-01-2004, 04:00 PM   #32
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you should be able to take this case in court.. can you maybe get a writen statement copy from the cop?
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Old 01-01-2004, 04:16 PM   #33
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Sorry to hear Vlad. I just hope you can do something about this, because insurance is useless. Small claims court may help, but only if you have proof to back you up. Good luck either way. Hope everything turns out well.

Be glad you're also ok.
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Old 01-01-2004, 05:14 PM   #34
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Old 01-01-2004, 05:15 PM   #35
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Old 01-01-2004, 07:19 PM   #36
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crusher, she blamed it on me, but she had no chance.
She said, I didnt see you, so it is your fault.
Any person, knows that if you change your lane and you hit a car. I DIDNT SEE HIM excuse wont work.
Exactly, it almost happened to me last night too. I was driving after new years giving our family friends a lift home from the 400 southbound. After we reach HWY-7 a jaguar and a taxi was racing to get to the fast lane and the taxi didn't see me and the other car infront of me so he decides to go cut me, I break hard from 120 to 90 and almost swerve to the fast lane. Watch out there's a lot of crazy drivers out there
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Old 01-01-2004, 07:47 PM   #37
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Glad you're ok.

Getting involved in a "no-fault" accident and dealing with "useless" insurance makes me sick. Whose idea was the no-fault insurance anyways?

Sometimes I wish I could do without driving and just take the Red Rocket.
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Old 01-01-2004, 09:25 PM   #38
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Sorry to hear your misfortune.

In situations like that, I never swerve away into the ditch or curb. The risk of hitting a pole or tree can do some serious damage to yourself and the car. Iíd much rather take my chances with side swiping the other car than messing with a tree.

If the person comes into your lane, and you make contact, they are at fault. Iíll still try to swerve a bit, but I will hold my ground once Iím near the edge of the road. I know itís easier said than done, but if itís the possibility of hitting a tree or pole, Iím taking out that car!

Once again, I hope it works out for you!!!
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Old 01-01-2004, 09:38 PM   #39
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I thought Iíd add this piece of advice/experience.

An older gentlemen (45ish) hit our Acura at an intersection from behind. There was about $500-$700 worth of damage. The guy first comes out saying ďNo Fault InsuranceĒ. Then he says that we were speeding, even though we were stopped at the red light for a good 20 seconds. He wouldnít give his insurance or drivers license.

The first thing we did was, called the police to the location, took pictures of the damage. After we called the police, he wanted to settle privately. He had his chance, and we put the whole thing through the insurance with a police report. We got the rental car, car fixed; the works.

The guy got an at fault accident for a minuscule $700. He could have caused $1000.00 worth of damage and it would raise the insurance the same amount. He learned the hard way!

Our premiums did not go up. Nothing changed. This was about 6 months ago.
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Old 01-01-2004, 11:21 PM   #40
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Sorry to hear your misfortune.

In situations like that, I never swerve away into the ditch or curb. The risk of hitting a pole or tree can do some serious damage to yourself and the car. Iíd much rather take my chances with side swiping the other car than messing with a tree.

If the person comes into your lane, and you make contact, they are at fault. Iíll still try to swerve a bit, but I will hold my ground once Iím near the edge of the road. I know itís easier said than done, but if itís the possibility of hitting a tree or pole, Iím taking out that car!

Once again, I hope it works out for you!!!
I know that hitting a car is better than hitting a tree. Also I could hit people on the sidewalk. But what I did was done automatially, i had no chance to think.
Im really surpised how i even avoided her car, it was sooooooooooooo damn close.



Nelson, we were both going southbound. she was in the left lane, i was in the right lane.
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Old 01-01-2004, 11:21 PM   #41
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Sorry to hear your misfortune.

In situations like that, I never swerve away into the ditch or curb. The risk of hitting a pole or tree can do some serious damage to yourself and the car. Iíd much rather take my chances with side swiping the other car than messing with a tree.

If the person comes into your lane, and you make contact, they are at fault. Iíll still try to swerve a bit, but I will hold my ground once Iím near the edge of the road. I know itís easier said than done, but if itís the possibility of hitting a tree or pole, Iím taking out that car!

Once again, I hope it works out for you!!!
I know that hitting a car is better than hitting a tree. Also I could hit people on the sidewalk. But what I did was done automatially, i had no chance to think.
Im really surpised how i even avoided her car, it was sooooooooooooo damn close.



Nelson, we were both going southbound. she was in the left lane, i was in the right lane.
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Old 01-01-2004, 11:21 PM   #42
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Sorry to hear your misfortune.

In situations like that, I never swerve away into the ditch or curb. The risk of hitting a pole or tree can do some serious damage to yourself and the car. Iíd much rather take my chances with side swiping the other car than messing with a tree.

If the person comes into your lane, and you make contact, they are at fault. Iíll still try to swerve a bit, but I will hold my ground once Iím near the edge of the road. I know itís easier said than done, but if itís the possibility of hitting a tree or pole, Iím taking out that car!

Once again, I hope it works out for you!!!
I know that hitting a car is better than hitting a tree. Also I could hit people on the sidewalk. But what I did was done automatially, i had no chance to think.
Im really surpised how i even avoided her car, it was sooooooooooooo damn close.



Nelson, we were both going southbound. she was in the left lane, i was in the right lane.
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Old 01-01-2004, 11:33 PM   #43
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I know that hitting a car is better than hitting a tree. Also I could hit people on the sidewalk. But what I did was done automatially, i had no chance to think.
Im really surpised how i even avoided her car, it was sooooooooooooo damn close.
I know what you mean. The split second reaction and instinct says to steer away to avoid an accident.

It's good to keep this in mind though.
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Old 01-01-2004, 11:40 PM   #44
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I'm very sorry to hear about your car, but relieved the damage wasn't any worse. Take the dumb bitch to court, I know I would.
Let her tell her story about how she didn't see you, but managed to estimate your speed @ 120km/h....unless she's got a degree in forensics and can determine your speed from the damage to your car, then she's full of sh*t. She obviously was stressing out behind the wheel, getting impatient (like most women get ), and she just turned and went, not even looking in her mirrors. I'm almost POSITIVE that's what happened. The only other possibility is that you were in her blind spot, but that's very unlikely with the position of the cars as you described.
If you win the case in court, work a deal with the judge where she'll not only pay you, but she has to buy a drivers training manual and read it until she learns how to signal and change lanes properly
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the funny part she said i was flying on the road doing 120, when i wasnt even speeding.

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