Car Accident

mrlorenmrloren Posts: 2,099
So on Thursday I was in bumper to bumper traffic and all the sudden my car jolts forward real hard. Some jerk in a E550 delivery truck rear ends me. We weren't going fast but that 10,000lbs + of truck hit hard. Tossed my cooler off the seat to the floor.

It was a commercial vehicle so he had to call the cops. two hours of waiting and the CHP showed up just to tell us they are not doing accident reports due to all the rain related accidents.

I was able to drive my car home. The trunk wouldn't stay closed and the bumper was bent down. My son crawled under and looked, he said the crumple zones are all buckled.

Later Thursday night my back started to hurt. It felt like I was lifting printers all day. I took some Ibuprofen and it felt better. I took Friday off work, took care of the insurance and getting my car to the shop. I picked up the rental came home and just plopped the rest of the day.

Yesterday I woke up feeling fine, went to Costco, oops my back started to hurt worse as I was lifting. I took some more IB and rested, I called my health care provider and was told to wait till Monday or go to the ER.

This morning back has a dull pain about 3 on a 1-10 scale. I'll take some IB before church and see how it goes. Tomorrow I have to go to work, on Friday one of our vendors dropped a 3 month order all at once...

and my last car payment in due April 15 to top it all off.
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  • stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,295
    Dude. That sucks. :( What were u driving?
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  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 2,099
    stretchl wrote: »
    Dude. That sucks. :( What were u driving?

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    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 13,045
    Try Aleve for back pain. Other than Flexeril (which is a prescription drug), this is what has always worked best for me and other family members that experience back pain. Sorry to hear of this, especially on a car that was basically paid off.

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  • verbverb Posts: 7,665
    Aw man! Sorry to hear that! For sure get checked out by a doctor! Best wishes my man!
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  • Dr_WuDr_Wu Posts: 159
    Feel better. And, stop keeping a diary on-line. ;)
  • jflail2jflail2 Posts: 2,886
    Document everything. It can be a pain but helps to build a bullet proof case for you.
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  • MilitoMilito Posts: 589
    Sorry to hear about getting hit from the rear. Same thing happened to my son many years ago and he thought he was fine. Well a few months later he started having back and neck issues. You need to go see a doc and get completely checked out.
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,431
    Sorry to hear you were in an accident but glad you are OK.

    Get a lawyer, period
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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 13,045
    ^^^^ Even though he has Transformers in his listening room and has moved out of his Mom's house, that's still solid advice. ^^^^

    Tom
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  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 2,099
    treitz3 wrote: »
    ^^^^ Even though he has Transformers in his listening room and has moved out of his Mom's house, that's still solid advice. ^^^^

    Tom

    Now I need to find an lawyer.

    Sad thing is the jerk who hit me didn't even say sorry.

    For some reason I didn't even think of going nordic on him I must be getting old .
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  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,420
    I'm sorry about the accident, and I concur with the others, go get checked out you probably pulled a few muscles.
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  • charley95charley95 Posts: 895
    Hope everything works out for ya. 9 out of 10, he was **** with his phone. I've been rear ended 4 times by phone drivers.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,140
    Get checked out by a doctor ASAP.
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  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,008
    Glad you didn't have a serious injury.
  • aprazer402aprazer402 Posts: 1,456
    Glad you weren't seriously injured! Hope the craft beers in your cooler survived! Agree with others, go see your family doc for a look see. I totaled my Avalon in 2017, young girl turned left in front of me. I had a sore neck and back, it went away after 3-4 days. The doctor appt. right away is important if a medical claim is filed. I used Flexeril 30 years ago with no problem, tried it about 10 years ago for lower back pain and it messed with my mind after a couple of days, so I stopped it, really a strange drug. Norflex used for a short time with no side-effects. Use OTC Alleve or Tylenol if you can. Your doctor knows best. Take care!
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,589
    Lawyers will usually find you
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  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 2,099
    I have an appointment tomorrow to get checked out. My pain when I woke up was a 3 of 10. After an 800mg Ib it went down.

    Thank you all for the well wishes.
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

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    Samsung UN75RU710DFXZA,
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    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, WD Live HUB.
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    Center: Polk LSiM 704C
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk S15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
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    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
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    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES AVR, Sony DVP-NS3100ES for disc
    Cerwin Vega AT-12 (blasters) Advent Prodigy (listening)
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • MrBuhlMrBuhl Posts: 2,427
    Oh man that really stinks, its always when the are paid or just about paid I swear
    The back is nothing to mess around with, I hope all resolves well.
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  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 2,103
    Get a couple of estimates on the damages. Find the shop with the best reputation and get your car all fixed as good as new hopefully. Good luck with your recovery.
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  • dolbyddolbyd Posts: 423
    Sorry man. Life is rough enough already.
    We had our brand new Outback T boned last year. It took 3 months to get it resolved. The lady that hit us had expired plates and license.
    Get the lawyer since you have no police report.
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  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 2,542
    I just saw this. Glad you are okay!

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  • tratlifftratliff Posts: 813
    Delete this thread, see a doctor and talk to a lawyer.

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  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 2,212
    Don't get me started.

    August 2018, daughter going less than 30mph, another driver blows through a stop sign.

    8 months later "today" we are going to see a neurosurgeon about her spinal injury.

    You can't even imagine the "cluster" this has been.

    RT advise?
    It can take 30 days for an injury to manifest.
    Document EVERYTHING.
    You go to the ER have someone take a pic of you laying on the bed.
    Did I say Document? Yes Document!!!!!!
    Talk to a lawyer!!

    I can't go into all the details but trust me, if you have been injured, prepare yourself for your life to change in ways you can't imagine.

    For your sake, I hope it's only a pulled muscle in your back!!!!
  • WillowWillow Posts: 9,642
    Better call Saul !!

    Hope you feel better soon.
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,431
    Honestly, based on my experience with car accidents, anything beyond a very* minor fender bender, when police arrive, request an ambulance.

    Figure the rest out later.
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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 7,024
    Did the CHP at least take down information? My stepdad retired from the CHP he worked out of the El Cajon office. According to him if was just a fender bender they usually let the two parties involved swap insurance information. If it was something you described they should of filed a report. I will see if he can get me some names.

    I'm currently in San Diego and can tell you what the drivers suck, I watched a guy run through a red light going down Fletcher parkway hill last night and almost caused a major accident. seek medical attention as a truck that large jostled something in your body with an impact like that.
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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 7,024
    edited March 25
    I just talked to him again, he acknowledged that with all the rain and with them having hundreds of accidents to deal with unless one of the individuals were injured they just will tell you to swap insurance information. It sounds like you already did see a doctor the insurance company of the guy that hit you should cover all expenses you should suffer, and if the pain worsens definitely contact a lawyer.
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  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,034
    Sorry to hear this. Back problems are hard to diagnose and obviously even harder to treat. The inertia of that big rig definitely messed with your vertebrae
    Good luck, Loren

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