Blogs by Tami C Ryan
Car Accident, Insurance, and...Oy!
2/6/2011 9:43:52 PM
People Say the Strangest Things...
Isn't it just the slightest bit possible that drivers could maybe pay attention when they are driving? You know, like pay attention to what's in front of them? Yeah, you know, like another car? Yep. Last Monday, Joel (the publisher's son) and I were on our way to a sales call, and while sitting at a dead stop (waiting for the car in front of us to make a left-hand turn), the car behind us slammed into us while travelling at - oh - say, about 35 or 40 mph? Yeah. What a shock.
I won't tell you the single-syllable expletive that came flying out of our mouth, simultaneously. (Loudly, I might add.) We had no idea it was about to happen. Needless to say, we are both STILL very stiff and sore - and in love with our heating pads. It's no surprise that my migraines have spiraled out of control, and I have burning knots in my back. Joel has similar neck and back pain and had to revisit the ER today. With that kind of impact, it's no wonder.
I bring this up to make two points: The very day of the accident, the lady (who hit us)'s insurance company called to get the particulars from me (I was the driver) and asked if there were any cell phones involved. So beware. (No, neither one of us were using a cell phone at the time of the accident.)
The other thing that just really left me speechless was the fact that not only was it on the day of the accident, but it was also less than three (3!) hours after the accident when this same woman from the insurance company asked me if I intended to file a claim against their insurance company for pain and suffering.
OMG! I was flummoxed. I had to ask her to repeat her question. And then, I could only say, "I really can't answer that right now." I'm still stunned. I guess there are those who might answer, "Damn straight!", even on the day of the accident.
Ok, I've vented. I think I feel better now. Well... maybe a little. Please send good thoughts our way. Joel and I both need some pain relief.
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