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Carnage Report - Got hit this morning.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Coreyjon, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. Apr 2, 2013 at 1:05 PM
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    Coreyjon

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    They wont have it on the lift until tomorrow, and the state farm adjuster (her insurance) said 1-3 days to come out and appraise it.

    So I should hope what - no frame damage and just parts and body, or totaled.

    My worry is they don't total it, the actual value of the truck (resale) is greatly diminished. So If they don't total it I should argue that to their claims adjuster (appeal as it were)?. first big accident, I don't want to get screwed. Obviously as much as I trust the shop I took it to they are going to want to fix it because of what they make in labor. Would it be too much to ask to go take frame measurements while its on the lift (to check for square?).

    Either way I should no a rough estimate tomorrow and the adjusters estimate in a few days. That axle took a huge load from the side - should I expect there to be internal damage to the gearing? What else should I be looking for, I want to be fully armed in case I need to fight a point to total this thing if it need it.

    -Corey
     
  2. Apr 2, 2013 at 1:17 PM
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    ThomasMore66

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    I'm driving a 2013 Tacoma because somebody decided to try to occupy my lane with their Mustang and totaled my 1st gen Tundra. I too had just gotten in out of the shop after being rear-ended...I was sitting at a red light! The guy just drove into me. The Mustang wreck was on the driver's side and bent the front frame.

    Good to be o.k. Good to have State Farm. They have been way stand-up for me.
     
  3. Apr 2, 2013 at 1:47 PM
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    Glad you're ok!

    Push for it to be totaled. Even if they fix it, you'll be out value because of the repairs. This is beyond cosmetic damage.

    If they don't total it straight away, ask them how much they'll be compensating you for diminished value, due to the repairs.

    Don't let the insurance company pressure you into accepting their initial offer. It's just that, an offer.
     
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  4. Apr 2, 2013 at 1:57 PM
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  5. Apr 2, 2013 at 2:07 PM
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    Glad to hear you are alright also. It was bad weather here locally this morning, I ended up with almost a foot of snow over night, and knew the roads would be greasy. I wouldn't want that truck back, especially the way it was hit. There could be too much unseen damage that could affect you down the road. The frame could be an issue, and there could be problems with the drive train also, plus the negative impact of a crash like this on your resale value. I would try and buy it back cheap,sell or salvage what you can, and get another Tacoma. Good luck, and again, glad you are alright.


    Want to sell that hood ? ( just kidding )
     
  6. Apr 2, 2013 at 2:19 PM
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    Bummer man :( im glad you ok
     
  7. Apr 2, 2013 at 2:19 PM
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    Glad your ok. I was in an accident almost exactly like this in January. Seems like i had more damage body wise than you. I had no frame damage, rear shackle was beat up though, and the u-bolts broke from the other vehicle catching the rear tire causing the rear end too twist out. Plus the guy that hit me had no insurance so I had a ruff time getting everything dealt with through my insurance. At that point i didn't even want to see the truck less get it back. $15k later the body panels were replaced and literally a whole new rear end and i got the truck back, looks and rides just the way it did before.

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    The main damage was caused by the other vehicle clipping the rear tire as he continued to slide past me.
     
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  8. Apr 2, 2013 at 2:26 PM
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    REALLY? ya know that's insurance fraud right dude?
     
  9. Apr 2, 2013 at 2:53 PM
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    Glad your ok man. Just got rear ended myself. They said it is only $4400 worth of damage but frame is bent and bumper is 6 - 8" under the truck but they are going to fix it they say...
     
  10. Apr 2, 2013 at 2:57 PM
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    Oh reallaay?
     
  11. Apr 2, 2013 at 4:22 PM
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    X2 Glad you made it out in one piece.
     
  12. Apr 2, 2013 at 4:46 PM
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    you are safe good! it sucks to have bang up taco. I rather see it totaled.. so save the headache with repairs and ride wont be the same once fixed. its her auto ins will have to pay for it... make sure your ins work with them to settle the fair deal.
     
  13. Apr 2, 2013 at 6:23 PM
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    ooooooh...so that's what insurance f-r-oww-d is! haha i was obviously kidding. i would hope that the overwhelming majority of people aren't stupid enough to do that, especially people that are smart enough to drive a taco
     
  14. Apr 2, 2013 at 6:57 PM
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    ..soooo...uhhh...I WASN'T supposed to go over there?.....:eek: UH-OH!!
     
  15. Apr 2, 2013 at 7:02 PM
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    Joking aside - hopefully I get this mess sorted.

    just heard its leaking gas - for every thing I could see damage wise its all the things I cant see thats got me worried!
     
  16. Apr 2, 2013 at 7:16 PM
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    damn, glad you're ok.
     
  17. Apr 2, 2013 at 7:27 PM
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    Good thing it's not one of Geico, Progessive, Safe Auto or any of those types of companies. Those are the worst to deal with when it's the other person's fault.
     
  18. Apr 2, 2013 at 7:38 PM
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    GEICO has always been great for me. I've been with them since 1977.
     
  19. Apr 3, 2013 at 5:15 AM
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    the rear left tire was punctured by the accident (no way to repair the tear in the sidewall). They have to replace at least a pair right? or because its a 4x4 they have to replace all 4? and the wheels took damage too, they were spotless before the accident so they are responsible for those as well (I kept that truck clean enough to eat off of, and there no scratches, only a few scuffs by the door handles caused by normal wear)

    I too have geico but have never had to use it so - I can't comment on their ability to react to these things.
     
  20. Apr 3, 2013 at 5:43 AM
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    Wow, that sucks!
    I don't think they'll total it though. Looks like you could replace the rearend, leafs, shocks, bedside, a wheel and tires, maybe the bumper, apparently the gas tank/fuel lines, slap a little paint on it, and be done. Of course, I would make them prove to me that the frame is not bent. I wouldn't trust anybody. I think the shop will understand, and if they don't, then they are not a good shop in my opinion. If the frame is bent in any way, I would push for a total. It could possibly be straightened, but then you have weak points on an already weak rear frame.
     
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