Yay, I got into an accident!

Discussion in '2005 - 2014 S-197 Mustang -General/Talk-' started by crewwolfy, Oct 2, 2005.


  1. crewwolfy

    crewwolfy New Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2005
    Messages:
    116
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    I heart people!

    Long story short, lady slammed into the front passenger corner of muh stang. Only about 10mph, so the only damage is the fender, bumper and headlight. But I had to pry the fender off the tire.

    Wait, it gets better. From what I could understand (of course she doesn't speak english), she doesn't have any insurance, and I only have liability. When I call the cops and my insurance company, the take off. Now it's a hit and run. But I got the plates. I hit the police station, fill out a report (they get the info from the plate #), and I guess I should hear something from a hit-and-run detective sometime soon.

    In the meantime, I have a banged up mustang, and only my pocket to pay for the repairs. I can replace the body parts, but I have to get them first. Aside from ebay, any ideas on where I can get a pass. side fender? Also, I could use some legal advice, as I'm usually pretty good about avoiding idiots and their two ton weapons, though not today...

    Much thanks for anyone's help in this matter. We have the technology; we can rebuild her!
     
    #1
  2. Pliskin

    Pliskin New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2004
    Messages:
    131
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    In new mexico everyone is required to have liability insurance. Thank God.



    Still are those people that slip under the radar though. Sorry to hear about your wreck
     
    #2
  3. drtc

    drtc New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2005
    Messages:
    150
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    lanham,md
    sorry to hear about that. I hope everything works out
     
    #3
  4. donnyonee

    donnyonee New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2005
    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    id like to rant and rave for hours about the problems with illegal immigants but then youd know im a raceist.
     
    #4
  5. merlinsteele

    merlinsteele New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2004
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    I didn't think compaining about illegal immigrants or even some criminal 'legal' immigrants would be considered racist. :shrug:
     
    #5
  6. noxious_mustang

    noxious_mustang New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    that sucks, you will probly have to go to the dealership to get the parts since the new mustangs are so well "new" at least she didnt hit you at 20.....ive been hit by an uninsured motorist, i know what it feels like....hard on your wallet
     
    #6
  7. crewwolfy

    crewwolfy New Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2005
    Messages:
    116
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Noxious, how did you handle the whole situation? Did you get any compensation?

    I'm looking at parts and prices. OEM Fender is listed at about $100, but that sounds a little low. I'll probably grab a Cervini front bumper, if I'm paying for all this on my own. Only about $75 over OEM.
     
    #7
  8. GM Dude

    GM Dude New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2004
    Messages:
    101
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Sanford, MI
    In the first place, why don't you have Full COVERAGE!!!????
     
    #8
  9. crewwolfy

    crewwolfy New Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2005
    Messages:
    116
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Chicago, IL

    my, you're helpful...
     
    #9
  10. born2run74

    born2run74 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2005
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Ferndale, WA

    Although not helpful, it's a good point. We're talking about a brand new mustang here... once it get's fixed, get full coverage. It's worth it - I know (I had a truck that got stolen and was totaled, had full covg and the insurance paid the replacement value.

    Cheers,
    :cheers:
     
    #10
  11. crewwolfy

    crewwolfy New Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2005
    Messages:
    116
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    I understand it's a wise investment. I apologize for being an ass. I was laid off immediately after getting the stang, so money was tough. Hell, I'm still paying off an oustanding rent balance. I'll certainly be getting full coverage once she's fixed back up, and worry about the finances as they come.

    But for right now, I'm trying to make the best decisions on this particular situation that I can.
     
    #11
  12. Mickey21

    Mickey21 New Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2002
    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Maybe you dont have full coverage, but you dont have insurance on your policy for uninsured motorists? Most people should at least get this so your car is fixed no matter what as long as you were not at fault... Make sure this isnt so, but I am guessing you already went 5 rounds with your insurance company...

    In any case, that sucks.. Good luck getting it fixed, live and learn...
     
    #12
  13. RetiredGeneral

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2005
    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    7
    Location:
    Valencia, CA
    Question #2: You were in a Mustang and you let her get away?

    I got hit by a chick running a red light. The kicker was I was in a 420+ hp 1965 Nova SS. She never even hit the brakes after spinning me around in the intersection. I chased her down with my bumper dragging!
     
    #13
  14. crewwolfy

    crewwolfy New Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2005
    Messages:
    116
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Haha, well catching them wouldn't have been a problem. But I had the plates, so I figured as long as they weren't stolen, it'd be enough. And I didn't want to bang her up any more than she was, traffic was a mess (hence the crash).

    But I'm in the middle of round 2 with my insurance company (Geico). They said an agent would call me yesterday, and no one did. This is gonna be fun, I can feel it...
     
    #14
  15. FastNYellow

    FastNYellow New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2005
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Walkersville, MD
    I have a front bumper ican sell you. Pm me for details. - Roger
     
    #15
  16. crewwolfy

    crewwolfy New Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2005
    Messages:
    116
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Appreciate it, but I'll be going with an aftermarket bumper.
     
    #16
  17. JL_Tampa

    JL_Tampa New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2003
    Messages:
    110
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Tampa Bay, FL
    Check your local junk yards, believe it or not there are already some new stangs around to be parted out. You might find one with rear or driver side damage.
     
    #17
  18. crewwolfy

    crewwolfy New Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2005
    Messages:
    116
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Thanks, I'll have to check it out.

    I came across this site: http://www.newfordparts.com/catalog.htm

    If I can't find a junked mustang in the area, I'll order from here. But if anyone's got the patience to work through the options on there, I've got a question. Is the exterior RH fender body panel really just over $100, or am I looking at the wrong part?

    Thanks to anyone that can clear that up for me.
     
    #18
  19. crewwolfy

    crewwolfy New Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2005
    Messages:
    116
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Oops, got another question. Would this impact have jacked up my alignment? I've noticed I'm getting poorer MPG; I'm not sure if this is from the impact, or if I'm just driving a little differently now. The strut tower wasn't affected, but the bumper/fender did hit the wheel, and the lining hits the tire on mid+ bumps.
     
    #19
  20. JL_Tampa

    JL_Tampa New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2003
    Messages:
    110
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Tampa Bay, FL
    #20

Share This Page