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Old 07-19-2018, 05:34 PM
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While backing up my mother-in-law's driveway I clipped her recycle bin with my passenger side rear quarter panel. In the first picture below you can see the SEVERE DAMAGE that occurred as a result of the sudden impact! (well maybe not). I KNOW you can see the extent of the damage in the second picture below and be able to see why I am so distraught!. OK, MAYBE you can see the damage in the third picture taken with bright light and magnification of the carnage!

This leave me with a huge conundrum. Do I?
1. Sue my elderly 97 year old mother-in-law for reduced value? Surely she should have know I would be backing up in the vicinity she placed her recycle bin, thus bearing the responsibility for this accident.
2. Immediateley enroll in a remedial driving course.
3. Put the otherwise pristine 2014 coupe (only 7450 fair weather miles) in the body shop for a Full Restoration.
4. Just drive it!. It still puts a big grin on my face every time I pull out of the driveway!


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Old 07-19-2018, 05:36 PM
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Totaled.
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Old 07-19-2018, 05:45 PM
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Somehow, the local dealer had to be at fault...better contact a local lemon law attorney.
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Old 07-19-2018, 05:47 PM
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Yup Just

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Old 07-19-2018, 05:57 PM
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That will buff out but I would still sue her for pain and suffering.
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Old 07-19-2018, 05:58 PM
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Get your insurance agent to have it totaled and there’s your excuse to move up to a Z06! You’re welcome!
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Old 07-19-2018, 05:59 PM
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Diminished value claim w/ insurance..............
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No need to be cold hearted and sue her. That would seriously **** off your wife. Since she is 97......just wait a while.
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Old 07-19-2018, 06:14 PM
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Get some Griot's correction cream, some elbow grease, a cold one and call it a day!
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OH! THE HUMANITY!! I'll start the bidding to take that disaster off your hands for $500....
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5. Trade in for ZR1. Make sure to get the tall rear spoiler so it looks total rice.

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It's totaled. Trade it on a new Kia.
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Lawyer up.
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Old 07-19-2018, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by pep49 View Post
While backing up my mother-in-law's driveway I clipped her recycle bin with my passenger side rear quarter panel. In the first picture below you can see the SEVERE DAMAGE that occurred as a result of the sudden impact! (well maybe not). I KNOW you can see the extent of the damage in the second picture below and be able to see why I am so distraught!. OK, MAYBE you can see the damage in the third picture taken with bright light and magnification of the carnage!

This leave me with a huge conundrum. Do I?
1. Sue my elderly 97 year old mother-in-law for reduced value? Surely she should have know I would be backing up in the vicinity she placed her recycle bin, thus bearing the responsibility for this accident.
2. Immediateley enroll in a remedial driving course.
3. Put the otherwise pristine 2014 coupe (only 7450 fair weather miles) in the body shop for a Full Restoration.
4. Just drive it!. It still puts a big grin on my face every time I pull out of the driveway!
7450 miles on a 2014? You haven't driven it so far, why start now?

And WTF is "catistraphic?" I was thinking maybe you ran over a cat.
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Old 07-19-2018, 06:49 PM
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OH! THE HUMANITY!! I'll start the bidding to take that disaster off your hands for $500....
That's ROBBERY !!

$750.00 !!!
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Old 07-19-2018, 06:58 PM
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Would there be a stairwell that someone could accidentally fall down into?
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obviously you need to do your No 2 before you drive it anymore. If you pass the class then do your item 4.
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Old 07-19-2018, 07:06 PM
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Your options are clear. Junk it.
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Old 07-19-2018, 07:30 PM
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I'd be more worried about the damage from towing. There's no way you can drive that.
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Old 07-19-2018, 07:39 PM
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$$ Start a go fund me page. She's OLD, so maybe you could convince her that that SHE backed into YOU, and just forgot. Guilt her into changing her will. making you sole beneficiary.
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