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Got in an accident last night

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by JLANEWRX, Oct 1, 2021.

  1. Oct 7, 2021 at 12:35 PM
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    AzureNightmare

    AzureNightmare ASCM#1 Douchebag formerly known as 50 Buck

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    That sucks. Glad you guys are ok, and as much as he's an idiot, I hope the other driver is ok as well. Totaled or not will be a hard decision because of inflated values. 3 years ago that might have been a totaled truck, but with the spike in used values they may opt to fix it. Either way, the accident sucks.
     
  2. Oct 20, 2021 at 8:10 PM
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    What’s the latest on this, OP?
     
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  3. Oct 20, 2021 at 8:53 PM
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    If they do not total it then be sure to go after them for diminished value for being a wrecked vehicle. Also be sure to watch your son and yourself even if you think you are both OK. Health problems and injuries can sometimes hide and not be detected until later. Make sure you are OK and made whole before signing off on any type of settlement.
     
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  4. Oct 20, 2021 at 10:27 PM
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    Glad you and your son are ok. If it gets fixed, fight for diminished value. I've won against the insurance companies on this, so it's possible. Also, get medical attention regardless. Lawyer up for the personal injury portion of this accident anyway.
     
  5. Nov 25, 2021 at 7:35 PM
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    Update on the truck?
     
  6. Nov 25, 2021 at 8:01 PM
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    Don’t forget to trash your kiddo’s seat and replace. Insurance will cover it. Any accident and it’s now trash.
     
  7. Nov 27, 2021 at 2:46 AM
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  8. Nov 27, 2021 at 7:40 AM
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    Sorry for the delay. The truck is totaled. The frame was bent pretty good and they couldn’t get a new one anytime soon. The annoying part is that I told them from day one they need to look at the frame. Caliber decided to fix everything else they could before they put it in the frame rack. So it wasn’t totaled till last week. Now I’m fighting with them about all the parts on the truck. I sent them 15k in receipts. I’m pretty bummed as I had a lot of time and money into the truck and it’s all gone now and I have to start from scratch. The positive is that my dad works at a Toyota dealership so I have confirmed I can get a 2022 at msrp or less. Looking at a 1794 TRD off road or possibly waiting to see what a TRD pro will cost.
     
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  9. Nov 27, 2021 at 7:43 AM
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    That sucks man. Saw it coming though. At least they didn't try to do some shitty "repair" to the frame and call it good. As for being out the money for your mods, I know the pain. Totaled my diesel back in 2005 that I'd sunk A LOT of money into. Never got a penny of it back. Now I'm pretty much of the mindset that you should buy the top of the line trim you can afford and try to avoid sinking too much into mods.
     
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  10. Nov 27, 2021 at 7:54 AM
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    Yeah we had it replaced
     
  11. Nov 27, 2021 at 7:56 AM
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    Thanks man. yeah we weren’t even close to being hurt. My wife was a paralegal for one of those lawyers so we know the drill lol
     
  12. Nov 27, 2021 at 7:59 AM
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    Oh they tried lol. At first they tried for two days to bend it back and then tried to use some random frame they had sitting around from an unknown spec 2015. And yeah that’s why I’m thinking wait for the pro might be the best bet for that exact reason.
     
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  13. Nov 27, 2021 at 8:09 AM
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    Funnyguy713 I can't get Jiggy with this Sh!t

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    Why will they not let you keep your mods? I would have taken them off before they took it, like I did with the Jeep my wife totalled.
     
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  14. Nov 27, 2021 at 8:13 AM
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    In theory, that may work. In reality, it usually isn't practical. Usually your wrecked truck will be parked in some remote tow yard and spending hours there to remove accessories attached to a totaled truck is usually more trouble than it's worth, especially with everything else you'll have going on. With my truck, I had replacement bumpers, running boards, etc. The truck was basically sitting on its frame from the wreck and getting that stuff off it in the condition it was in would have been challenging in a shop setting with full tools, much less in a gravel tow yard.
     
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  15. Nov 27, 2021 at 8:13 AM
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    I may be able to for some but I’d rather them just pay. Nothing is going to work on the new truck anyway. Plus I can’t pull the wheels and suspension off and leave it sitting on the frame.
     
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  16. Nov 27, 2021 at 8:15 AM
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    Funnyguy713 I can't get Jiggy with this Sh!t

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    Ok, my wife's Jeep was towed home and the insurance adjuster came and took pics. I tore those mods off before they came to towed it from my house.
     
  17. Nov 27, 2021 at 8:42 AM
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    Insure your mods fellas. Typically, insurance companies will ask you if there are modifications on the car that you want to add. It doesn’t cost a lot. There is a limit though.
    If there’s 15k in mods for example, you can do agreed upon replacement value type insurance instead of “cash” value. Get it from a specialty insurer.

    If my 05 got totaled, cash value is probably like 12k. But it would easily cost me around 60k to duplicate it.
     
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  18. Nov 28, 2021 at 10:11 AM
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    Can you give a name of a specialty insurer? I’m about to dump some $$$ in my truck and definitely want to increase my insurance just to cover myself.

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  19. Nov 28, 2021 at 12:12 PM
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    Try Grundy’s MVP plan:
    https://www.grundy.com/mvp/
    Also, your current carrier may be able to help get you your needed coverage.
     
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    in this situation it may have resulted in more damage to include motor, etc. It is really six of one and half a dozen of another.
     
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    Make sure you are steadfast regarding your reimbursement for your parts! It may take a little time but it will be worth it.
     
  22. Nov 30, 2021 at 7:21 AM
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    Yeah man they are being very difficult about it for sure.
     
  23. Nov 30, 2021 at 7:41 AM
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    Call your state insurance commissioner office. They’ll help light a fire
     
  24. Nov 30, 2021 at 7:50 AM
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    Me too interested in specialty insurer in California
     
  25. Nov 30, 2021 at 8:48 AM
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    It may be a tough case if your insurance company wasn’t notified of the aftermarket parts prior to the accident. This is just based off of my own research. I’m not a lawyer or an insurance agent. Everything I’ve read up on says they are only obligated to cover the cash value of the car and that they could cover up to $4000 of aftermarket parts for example, but they have to know about them so they can make the their adjustments to the premium, with both sides agreeing.
     

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