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Post by davedecker4 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:52 pm

I believe so. At least though, then your insurance company and the offending one will get together and discuss the value and the difference, rather than you having to do it all.
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Post by vandor » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:54 pm

Carl, sorry to see that!

Jim, actually the odds of that happening is 100% :-)
I knew a guy who was in disaster management and their saying was "If the odds of a disaster happening are not zero, then they are 100%"
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Re: Oh crap, not againg, X murder times 2

Post by fp55scca » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:30 pm

--Carl, that's really a bummer! I think the 124 gods have spoken to you.....

--Just this morning, I observed a lady driving past two of my 124's, and as she zipped by, I could see she was texting away on her phone.

--On a serious note, in addition to Haggerty's, and Bring a Trailer, you may also find some useful data in Hemming's. I hope this lady is well insured. I'm sure you know the drill, if the insurance company should total the cars, you can buy them back at a nominal price. You'll have X1/9 parts for many more projects.
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Re: Oh crap, not againg, X murder times 2

Post by friedman » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:33 am

I only have liability on the Xs so my insurance company politely reminded me they have no dog in this fight but I knew that.
I talked to the lady's insurance folks (USAA) and they were very nice and indicated they are responsible for any settlement. An adjustor is coming out next week and that will start the ball rolling.

Jim, God let me know a long time ago I was really a 124 guy but was allowed to stray into SOHC turf once in awhile without falling out of grace.
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Post by rridge » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:39 am

The red one took the initial hit and redirected the Avalon back onto the street. The white one absorbed the remaining energy as it was shoved back, its wedge shape allowing the offending vehicle ride up over its front end, flipping the Toyota on its side. They were expendable crash barriers that absorbed and redirected the energy of a 4,000 lb vehicle moving at 20-30mph. Their position at the curb prevented serious injury to the driver and damage to more valuable property. It could have been worse. But it still sucks.
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Post by miker » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:41 am

OMG. Terrible.
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Post by friedman » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:08 am

It was a deflection hit rather than head on as no airbags deployed. The two Fiats sacrificed themselves to save my mailbox. Actually they saved the GTI which was on the street just on the other side of my driveway.

If it wasn't so damned cold out I'd get family members to help me put them both back fully on the street....but I'm too lazy and hate cold weather.
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Post by PhillySpider » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:20 pm

Small claims court for the difference between value and insurance could be a possibility...
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Post by mikehynes » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:44 am

I'm guessing that both cars were in gear when they were hit. There's a good chance that there's more damage to the cars than you can see with a cursory glance.
Good luck dealing with the insurance company, a satisfactory outcome is often at the discretion of the individual that is lucky enough to have this shaggy dog (unusual) case land in their lap. Hope they are having a good day!
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Post by friedman » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:51 am

I wondered about that gearbox issue which would piss me off to no end as both boxes were in excellent shape.

Son, several son in laws took matters into their own hands and were bossed by wild child daughter to move the cars so they sit properly at the curb rather than looking like my cars had been hit by a tornado. So the house is not quite as red neck looking.
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