I was just in a car accident

I am at work now, and I think I’m ok, just shook up. I was sitting at a light at the end of an exit ramp waiting to turn right. It is legal to turn right on a red light there, so I inched out a little to see if I could go, but I saw traffic coming so I stopped. Right after I stopped I was rear-ended by a car. Scared the crap out of me, but there doesn’t seem to be too much damage to my car (none to his, isn’t that always the way?)

He gave me his info and was very nice and apologetic. I am realizing now that I should have called the police at the scene, because I just called from work and now we both have to go down there to file a report. Just how I wanted to spend my afternoon off.:smack:

I’m glad you are okay!

Sometimes things like this can cause people to lose sight of the most important thing (human welfare). I can admit I was like that, as was my best friend. Both of us are relatively new (>2 years) drivers, and so with high insurance (and the potential for it to get even higher) often the first thing we’re worried about is the damage done.

**Velma ** it is better to spend your afternoon off filing police reports at the station than in the emergency room.

I’m glad you are ok.

I tend to think of you as Velma Kelly (Catherine Zeta-Jones) from *Chicago *. I hope you don’t mind :slight_smile:

I’m glad you’re okay.

You know, I just rear-ended someone two weeks ago. It felt so devastating at the time–crushed fender! Broken headlights! Police report! Points off on my driver’s license! Buy a new carseat for my son! Car in shop! AIGH! But you know, two days later it was like it never happened. The adrenaline rush you get at the time makes it seem like a big deal, but Incubus is right–in the grand scheme of things it’s small.

You’ll still have a good weekend. :slight_smile:

Thanks everyone. I know it will all turn out fine, it’s just the initial shock of it all. It felt like I got hit really hard, but really there’s just a dent, (thank you, Volkswagen!) But I’m ok and I can still drive my car, and that’s what insurance is for, right?

Shirley, I am not going to discourage anyone from comparing me to Catherine Zeta-Jones.:slight_smile: Plus I love Chicago. Most people automatically think of Velma from Scooby-Doo. I would guess the truth lies somewhere in between, so people can pick their own mental image.

Velma–avoid any coffee, tea or caffinated sodas for the next day or three.

You will get all worked up by this event, & it will bother you to the point where sleeping may prove to be a problem. So, no caffine.

Also, do not accept the first offer the insurance company give you. Dicker a little.

I’m glad you’re okay!! ((((Hugs)))

It can be so scary…just glad you’re okay.

::slowly puts down the Diet Coke::

Thanks for the advice. I am still feeling a little shaky. I’m glad I don’t have to work a full day today.

If Velma’s is in Michigan, it’s a no-fault state. Get a police report # & call his insurance company. Tell them you are filing a mini-tort with them & they will send you a check for the amount of your deductable.

I’m glad you’re ok – I know how shaky I was a week ago. Take care of yourself this evening, and I’d say ignore Bosda and treat yourself to a cup of real hot chocolate, maybe with a bit of brandy in it, if you’re so inclined.

Take care,