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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-16-2017, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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goodbye Patriot

Tuesday morning I was involved in a rear collision where I was stopped at a light and was hit from behind by a driver who fell asleep at the wheel...
Looks like the crumple zones worked...
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-16-2017, 12:18 PM
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Oh no! Hope you are ok!
Accidents suck... I was stopped to take a left hand turn, waiting for traffic when I was rear ended. If my kids had been in the back of the car, that dude might have died that day because I would have killed him myself.

Just thankful it wasn't worse for you! Take care of yourself over the next few weeks!

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Goodbye Patriot? Is it totalled or are you just not willing to hang onto it after repair?

Regardless, I hope everyone is OK.
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that is totalled, not repairable in the slightest

glad you are ok
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Goodbye Patriot? Is it totalled or are you just not willing to hang onto it after repair?
Im assuming you didnt look at the pics.
Theres no bring back that one.

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Glad your OK.
I was just reading a story on the HAMB forum last night about a guy that was heading towards a red light. He noticed the driver of the car next to him was asleep. He dodged in front of him and let his 64' Chevy pickup get hit in the arse to prevent this guy from running into the intersection. He's a hero in my book.
That said, every time I see or hear about one of these Jeeps getting totaled, I'm reminded of the plug in flashlight in the back that I'm missing. I think to myself, man that sucks. but I want that flashlight. I... Am a horrible human being.


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yeah looks totaled. Are you getting an insurance check to cover the vehicle and buy another vehicle ?

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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-17-2017, 07:19 AM
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Ouch! That looks like it was a hard hit! As you say though, the crumple zones did their job and protected the passenger compartment.
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Goodbye Patriot? Is it totalled or are you just not willing to hang onto it after repair?

Regardless, I hope everyone is OK.
That is clearly a totaled vehicle.

I was T-Boned last summer by a distracted driver, bought a Patriot for my replacement. She was a young lady and was probably texting as she flew through a red light. The police listed her at fault thanks to a witness who stopped, otherwise it would have been a he said-she said situation and went against my record.

People need to be more alert, not using phones, and drive better in general.

Sorry to see this happened to you! How is your health!? Are you okay?

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yeah looks totaled. Are you getting an insurance check to cover the vehicle and buy another vehicle ?
Hopefully so. Otherwise why pay insurance every month? LOL If we are required to have it, they should be required to pay up.

I learned a lesson after my accident as I only had only liability coverage on my old vehicle, as such the insurance company spent months getting the police report and dicking around before they cut me a cheque. If I had full coverage they would have cut a cheque more quickly. And if I would have been at fault, or there wouldn't have been a witness, I would have gotten nothing.

Now I carry full coverage. But really, you can rarely trust an insurance company. Mine was stalling at every corner and I had to essentially call them every other day at the end to get them to finish the claim.

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It is a total loss...I have full coverage insurance but the other drivers insurance is taking care of everything. I will be getting a check for insurance plus pain and suffering, I am pretty beat up but still in one piece. I was stopped and he was asleep, the back of the drivers seat broke off and pulled up the floor/bolts. I must have bounced around pretty good as the passenger seat is damaged too. The insurance adjuster totaled it immediately. I am sure the check wont be enough to replace it with something equivalent...

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So its totaled. Indeed, I did look at the photos. It just seems to me that so much of it is OK, at least the front half.

That must have been a pretty hard hit!

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It is a total loss...I have full coverage insurance but the other drivers insurance is taking care of everything. I will be getting a check for insurance plus pain and suffering, I am pretty beat up but still in one piece. I was stopped and he was asleep, the back of the drivers seat broke off and pulled up the floor/bolts. I must have bounced around pretty good as the passenger seat is damaged too. The insurance adjuster totaled it immediately. I am sure the check wont be enough to replace it with something equivalent...
If insurance is shorting you, find a reputable legal team to provide some advice. Don't just accept the direct settlement first without asking for help. If you get legal representation they may easily double what you would get otherwise, or more, even after their fees.

I was too shy to do this back in the day, but over time there's no time for being shy on these matters.
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First time I've heard of an accident with a Patriot where somebody didn't simply walk away. But still, impressive how well you came out after what must've been a 40+ mph hit.

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It is a total loss...I have full coverage insurance but the other drivers insurance is taking care of everything. I will be getting a check for insurance plus pain and suffering, I am pretty beat up but still in one piece. I was stopped and he was asleep, the back of the drivers seat broke off and pulled up the floor/bolts. I must have bounced around pretty good as the passenger seat is damaged too. The insurance adjuster totaled it immediately. I am sure the check wont be enough to replace it with something equivalent...

Also be very careful about how you handle your health issues. The insurance company might ask you to sign something that says after payment of your "pain and suffering" part, you no longer can ask for anything more.

If you haven't done this already, you should go to your doctor for a complete exam of your "pretty beat up". This exam can help you in the future in many ways. If you don't do this, it can be held against you. Yes, have a written record that you saw a doctor for aches and pains associated with the accident. Don't assume anything.

Please follow my advice. My wife was in a head on collision 7 years ago. Very serious problems started about 1 year after the accident. YOU NEED TO HAVE ALL OF YOUR "I's" dotted and "T's" crossed if you develop health issues in the future and wish to be covered. I.E., simple back pain now can turn into spine degeneration over time.
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