Originally Posted by e92m3allday
It was the worst feeling in the world to see the damage after getting out of the car. Now I'm so depressed. This is my first accident and of course its in an area that I'm unfamiliar with. Life sucks.
I hope insurance covers this, if not, I will look into any state departments that I can look to.
Thanks and yes you are right man. Could have been worst. EXCEPT they just called back and said it was $8000 worth of damage. The whole steering thing will have to be replaced, tie rods, the arms, suspension, both wheels, and tires. One of the screws that attaches the front plastic to the car, ripped out of the plastic which is like not even an inch away from the edge of the plastics. They are saying we have to change the front bumper because of that.
That sounds about right. I had a very similar experience 2 months ago where I slid the side of the car into a huge curb while trying to turn in the rain. I think my total bill was about 8500.