I'm sick. Last Wednesday I was stuck in traffic. I had a car parked in front and behind me. Another SUV slammed into the Cadillac SUV behind me... it hit me hard, bumping me into the 2009 Camry in front of me.
Since we were all parked the guy that hit the guy behind me is at fault for all vehicles. Of course he had Progressive, so now I need to battle to fix my beloved.
It looks like the main point of impact was my hitch and rear bumper. When I was forced forward into the car in front of me it damaged the under bumper and scratched up the bumper cover and forced the grill up into the hood nicking the paint.
The estimators from Toyota and from a local body shop figure the bumper, bumper horns, and hitch all need to be replaced. Then the bumper cover and under bumper in front... and the whatever they find damaged behind those parts later. My alignment is noticeably off, and then there is the seat.
My concern is how hard I was hit. It knocked both of my visors out of their holders. When I got back in the truck I could tell something was not right. My seat felt twisted, and I noticed I could not see my cruise light anymore. I had to sit forward a bit. I went to adjust the seat but could not find my normal driving position and the controls felt stiff. When sliding the seat I have to buck around to get both sides to lock in.
Any impact that caused this kind of damage makes me nervous my Tacoma will never be the same.
I've never been in a wreck like this before and I feel like I am about to get raped by the insurance companies.