Saturday, August 06, 2005

Accident-aversary

I thought it appropriate to mention here, since it was after an S&B meeting a year ago today that I had my car accident :-( Fortunately, everyone involved came out of it ok, which is amazing given that there were about 8 cars involved. My car, Wendy was killed, a fact that I'm still not used to. Everytime I see a red Miata of her generation, I think its Wendy. I miss her a lot, but do enjoy her replacement Wendel.

More important than anything, is that this accident reinforced why we should carry uninsured motorist coverage. Obviously, depending on your individual situation it may not be possible. But, if you are able to - get it! Although the first guy who hit me only clipped my end - whereas I had the pleasure of stopping a girl going 55 mph with my car - the insurance companies charged him with 50% responsibility. He didn't have insurance. One year later, my insurance company still hasn't been reimbursed. This could have left me out of half of a car, but with my uninsured motorist coverage, I'm only out 1/2 my deductable.

3 comments:

Nasus said...

I can't believe that a year has passed. But I love that name - Wendel! It's like Wendy reincarnated, and she lives on...

Nonnahs said...

I can't believe it's been a year, either! Poor Wendy. Good advice, too, about the uninsured motorist coverage. After my recent bout with car insurance shopping, I learned that it really doesn't cost much to "up" your coverage amounts on these things, so it's totally worth it. I would recommend it.

Old man inside said...

Even if you drive like a bitter, seventy year-old man who is afraid of his own shadow?