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    Janelle

    Stopped at a light this a.m., my ex in the car, and light turns green. Before I can even get my foot to the gas a huge Expedition plows into the back of my car, never even hit the brakes.

    We both have severe whiplash. I never thought I’d be screaming for an ambulance until today. Lucky for pain meds, lying down now trying to decompress and read some Wendy.

    Just a vent. Stupid guy said “it’s your fault you go on green”! WTF. Dang light had just changed. Of course he was texting so didn’t see my car. Sigh. Now a totaled car and some real pain. 🙁

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    MaterialsGirl
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    oh janelle! i’m so sorry. that is such a pain in the ass

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    Janelle

    Thanks @materialsgirl tossed and turned all night in pain. So frustrated with this guy. Pretty sure he wasn’t looking due to texting or something. Grr.

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    CCL

    What an asshat. Well, fortunately this accident is his fault and his insurance can take the hit. Whiplash is serious – make sure you get proper care like chiro and/or physio (which would be covered from his insurance). Slick of him to try and place blame on you. Milk it.

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    Janelle

    Thanks for the love guys. I have been alone to deal with this over the weekend while barely able to move so I am feeling a bit frustrated. We met with an attorney today but I a going to find another as I wasn’t sure about him. Handsome though if I do say so. hehe.

    Going to the Dr this week for more xrays and such. For sure being proactive but doesn’t make my back hurt less. Sigh. Also losing pay each day as I am a contractor but I can barely stand or sit let alone work. Stressed about that part.

    Netflix binging ahead. Back to the list of recommendations 🙂

    I have been in a car accident before (actually run over as a pedestrian even which was way worse but I was unconscious) but never hit like this. It really was so scary. I know people deal with this all the time but mentally I am just a bit traumatized due to how scared I was at that moment. The moment we were hit I just remember screaming “my head!” All around scary.

    Appreciate having some Wendy to read and hearing some help from you guys. Thanks again!

    Oh and if April the Giraffe could shove that baby out that would be great since I have had a ton of time to stalk that feed this weekend. 🙂

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    MaterialsGirl
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    yeah since you are contractor and losing pay, make sure you are documenting this. If there is a small claims suit, this will be useful to get some of your pay back.

    #681251 Reply

    Accidents are really scary. I have been in many accidents (none my fault!) and still feel super nervous sometimes. I honestly hate our car culture. Everyone is in a hurry and angry.

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    othy
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    Ugh, I’m sorry this is happening to you. Hopefully he’s insured so you can get everything taken care of through his insurance. I was rear-ended in January by a woman with no insurance and no license. Luckily my insurance paid out, but it also went up, through no fault of my own.

    Take a lot of down time, let yourself heal, and hopefully it’ll be less scary with time.

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    Rangerchic
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    I’m sorry Janelle. That really does suck and sounds really scary. I dread that happening to me someday. The culture here where I live is everyone runs the red light…and I mean 3-4 cars after it turns red, not just the one-off. So if I’m at the front of the line, I always look when I get a green light before going. I hope you heal quickly and his insurance pays!

    @ Othy – doesn’t insurance suck? I mean, it’s not your fault you were hit by someone who isn’t insured and then to raise your rates. I need to start calling around to insurance companies. Back in August my husband accidentally backed into a car (he was driving his work truck and pulling a 20′ trailer). So his company paid the damages (no one was hurt – he wasn’t going but like 5, but it was a trailer so did a lot of damage). So our insurance didn’t pay out but our rates went up! He’s 44 and this is his first accident. I mean we pay and pay and pay the insurance companies a lot of money and then bam…it goes up. Come on, you’ve already made that much and more off of us!

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    Janelle

    Yes my rates will go up. That sucks. Also in Ca. Same thing. Rush rush. I was not first at the light. Second I believe. I hadn’t even moved to go through the intersection yet, was about to when he hit me. Guy just didn’t even stop. He was just coming down the street a way behind me. Grrr.

    Thanks again for the support guys. It helps to vent a bit. I was in the car today (not driving) to the attorney and was so jumpy. Going to drop my car off for repairs and pick up my rental in the morning. Must get back to work. Luckily my boss is a great guy and is understanding. Doesn’t get me paid for when I’m not working but he at least will give me accommodations. He even dropped of breakfast for me on a Saturday since he happened to be up the street and knew I was not doing well. 🙂

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    othy
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    I’d rather take the small increase in insurance over the $2000 repair bill, but it’s totally lame that I was doing nothing wrong and I’m being ‘punished’ for it. Apparently my insurance company will likely sue her as well, which I’ll get to be a part of, so it’s a big hassle. But if they recover anything, I will get my deductible back. I’m just glad I had to the cops to document everything (I was at a full stop and had been for at least a minute). And she was pissed at *me* for calling the cops after she told me she was uninsured.

    Also, on a side note, I decided to ‘splurge’ and spend an extra $4 a month to get that car fully covered. It’s a 2002 so I hadn’t previously had full coverage, but I was fully covering my new car, saw that it was only $4 a month to add the old car and figured why not. Definitely worth the splurge!

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    Janelle

    Got the estimate today. Over 10K. Good grief. Still in bed suffering.

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