damaged car

qinggaoiOctober 2, 2006

Hi everyone,

I am Qing from San Francisco. Unfortunatedly the body of my car was badly damaged in an accident, although the interal organs seems good. I like my car, but I am afraid I have to give it up. Could I ask you please to give me some suggestions for my car? and where could I find informations for dealing with this?



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I assume it is illegal to drive without insurance in California so contact your insurance company or the ins company of the at-fault party in the accident. They'll send out an adjuster then you take it in to the body shop and they repair it. If it's totalled they just haul the car to a junk yard and give you a check to replace it.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2006 at 4:25PM
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Yep, contact your insurance company. Hopefully you either have collision, your accident involved another vehicle and you were not at fault, or you have uninsured motorist coverage should the other person not have insurance. If none of the above applies, then you're out of luck. Be sure to report the accident. In Oregon it's the law to do so if damage exceeds $1500. I assume CA has a similar rule.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2006 at 11:24PM
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now if you have done all of the above, and you find your left with a banged up car with a good drivetrain. choices are look for a car same as yours that need major drive train work and swap it out, or sell your as is, to someone looking for that drivetrain to put into another car.

    Bookmark   October 3, 2006 at 12:28AM
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quirkyquercus, gary__ and bill_h,

Thank you very much for your advice. I will follow them.


    Bookmark   October 3, 2006 at 3:47PM
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