I’m embarrassed to be doing this. Scratch that, extremely embarrassed to be doing this.
I’ve had my car for 7 years. I’ve taken good care of it and drive carefully. No loud music. No passive aggressive driving. No running through red lights. Etc. Unfortunately my perfect accident record was recently slashed when I was hit by an emergency vehicle. Another two “unfortunatelies,” my claim was denied by the comptroller’s office and I didn’t have collision insurance so my own company won’t cover it or really go after them. A bit of a dumb move on my part in hindsight but truthfully I just thought that I’d be good without it and I was for a realllllyyyy long time. Although there are contingency lawyers who can deal with the case, I really don’t want to drag this out in court only for my claim to be ultimately denied again or me to spend 3 months trying to get something like $700 after lawyer fees.
Thankfully the damage isn’t severe. You can see from the pic that the car is generally in good shape but it doesn’t drive as is as the control arm/mechanism got jammed in. I got some estimates and was able to find a shop that would fix it up for $2,000. Well $2043.74, but who’s counting? ;) I vetted the garage, talked to them. They’re good people and know that I don’t need perfection. I just need a smooth drive and for it to not to look so smacked up on that right side. Don’t care about paint or none of that.
Can anyone help me out? I really don’t want to let this go because 1) it’s of extreme sentimental value to me 2) if I’m unable to make my rent in the near future, which is highly possible at my current financial state, at least I’ll have a decent place to sleep and 3) I can find work as a delivery driver if need be. It’s been through a lot with me and I would be eternally grateful. paypal.me/sterot
P.S. I’ll definitely be getting collision insurance from now on. That’s for sure!