Hey guys! My name is Jackson. I’m a first-year university student at Western falling on some hard times and hoping for a little bit of help. Unfortunately, my parents have been unable to help contribute to my education due to raising 3 kids and not having the best of incomes (which I completely understand) and OSAP hasn’t been able to cover all my expenses for University and supplies. I work two part-time jobs on top of my full-time studies to help pay for my brother’s extracurriculars and my education and have tried cutting down on meals and packing my own lunch as well as commuting to school to help lower my costs. This has been enough to get me through my first semester.
This year has been very rough for me, my car has been damaged twice already and I’m afraid I won’t be able to pay for the damages after this second time around. The first time I had been parked all day at school and somehow someone had backed up into my car completely crushing the front fender. I never found out who had done it and the crash, unfortunately, pushed a quarter panel into my passenger side door which had to be repaired to allow it to open. Fortunately, my mechanic was very helpful and could reshape all the existing parts for under $1000. Most recently though I was making a left-hand turn at a stoplight when the light turned red. The car in front of me made a move to go forward but abruptly stopped in front of me. I, following too closely, rear-ended the car. Although the damage to my car and the other car was small the other driver has demanded I pay for the cost of a new bumper which he claims is another $800-$1200. I just don’t have the money right now, as my tuition for school was just due, and I’m genuinely scared of what’s going to happen. Any help would be so appreciated right now.
If anyone can help me out let me know! I would be so appreciative of you