Frau Grace had a little fender bender yesterday

Courtesy of a city garbage truck. Thankfully neither she of her sister were badly injured, that is no broken bones although the frau has quite a bit of pain.

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8 Responses to Frau Grace had a little fender bender yesterday

  1. Russ says:

    So the garbage truck was doing about 60 mph when it struck your stopped car?

    Impressive amount of damage.

  2. Tom says:

    Yiks, that must have hurt. Good to hear everyone is mostly OK.

  3. Joe says:

    In Australia, and I’d imagine pretty well everywhere that has decent road laws, when anyone runs into the back of another car it is 100% that person’s fault. They pay for repairs, or replacement, also the cost of a hire car if needed, and the innocent victim doesn’t lose any no-claim bonus or excess against their insurance. That would go for medical expenses too.
    Trust Frau Grace makes a quick and complete recovery.

    • budgra5_wp says:

      Thanks. The law here in Florida is a bit different. No fault means that your insurance company protects you. If the injuries or property damage is greater than a certain amount, then you can sue the party who was responsible. But the truck that hit her was a city vehicle, so I think they will pay. We’ll see. What ever happens I know that I’m not coming out ahead in this settlement. I loved my car. They will only pay for the fair market value. So it will probably end up costing me around $15,000 to replace it. Fortunately we can handle that with no difficulty. I feel so sorry for people who live from paycheck to paycheck who, if they found themselves in my position, would be hard pressed to make ends meet.

  4. Bob says:

    Glad Frau Grace and her sister are OK.

    It looks like the rest of the car crumpled exactly like it should have. Designed to transfer the force up and down and not straight into the passenger compartment (being a physicist, you know this already)

    Again, glad there were no serious injuries.

    BTW, how did the trash truck make out?

  5. Tom Thomas says:

    But now’s your chance to get that Desoto !!

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