I got rear ended this morning

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This is why everyone’s insurance is so high. We live in a world where a $600 worth of damage bump at the stoplight equals “I‘ve got to get medical for my imaginary injury.” 🤦‍♂️
I used to think something similar and asked my chiropractor about it last time. He said that they find spinal injuries in accidents starting around 8 mph. I was very surprised and had no idea.

I feel a lot more now than I did last time, though even last time treatment helped. I’m wondering why I’m feeling more now and perhaps it’s because the minivan behind me didn’t crumple the way the car behind me last time did?
 

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That sucks man. Hope everyone is ok. Glad it seemed to be minor enough that the baby didn’t cry. Time to get a trailer hitch and just keep the receiver on all the time, LOL.
That honestly probably increases your probability for injury. Cars are designed with crumple zones and crash tested without a hitch on. I'd rather just let the car crumple zones do their job and let insurance deal with making sure everything is repaired to factory spec.
 

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That honestly probably increases your probability for injury. Cars are designed with crumple zones and crash tested without a hitch on. I'd rather just let the car crumple zones do their job and let insurance deal with making sure everything is repaired to factory spec.
I have to agree, the hitch might minimize damage but its a direct impact to your chassis which defeats the purpose of crumple zones and the engineering behind the safety of the vehicle.
 

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Like most things, it helps up to a certain point before eventually it flips and does more harm than good. You never know!
 

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Honestly it's a good thing you had a vehicle between you and the person that caused the accident cause they had to have hit the van behind you way harder than the van hit you. if you had taken a direct hit from the car that caused this you would probably be much worse off... still really sucks though.
 

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Honestly it's a good thing you had a vehicle between you and the person that caused the accident cause they had to have hit the van behind you way harder than the van hit you. if you had taken a direct hit from the car that caused this you would probably be much worse off... still really sucks though.
Totally agreed. What’s are the odds of that happening again in almost the exact same situation though? heh
 

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I used to think something similar and asked my chiropractor about it last time. He said that they find spinal injuries in accidents starting around 8 mph. I was very surprised and had no idea.

I feel a lot more now than I did last time, though even last time treatment helped. I’m wondering why I’m feeling more now and perhaps it’s because the minivan behind me didn’t crumple the way the car behind me last time did?
I think a lot of it has to do with how prepared you are for a crash. Even in a 30 mph rear end crash, the G forces don't get anywhere near the maximum tolerance for humans BUT, if you are turned sideways and your neck can easily be thrown from side to side, or you're otherwise in the "wrong" position, you're going to experience symptoms afterward. I've been in at least 6 rear end accidents, the last one was probably a 25-35 mph one, and at least 2 more were probably 15-25 mph. But in all cases, I had warning, either from the way the driver reacted upon seeing the vehicle in the rearview mirror or from seeing the vehicle in the rearview mirror myself, and I slunked down in my seat, pressed my neck against the seat back, and braced for impact. And I've never had any symptoms after any of these collisions.

One of these times, we were driving to the airport on Maui. My friend was next to me in the back seat, and my friend's parents were in the front, with his father driving and his mother as a passenger. My friend's father looks in the rear view mirror and says "Oh shit!" and I knew exactly what was going to happen, and braced for impact. My friend's mom turned her head to try to see why her husband had said "Oh shit!". That was a big mistake, and she had to have a neck brace for a while. She was quite angry with him, and told him if that ever happens again, he should say "Brace!" instead of "Oh shit!".

If you are the driver of the vehicle and see something that requires bracing for impact, think of yourself as the flight crew of a plane that's about to crash land. It's your job to get the word out to your passengers, and while you likely won't have this much time, you can at least tell them to prepare for impact.

 
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A wife angry with her husband for something he couldn’t control and her own actions causing herself pain? Sounds about right :ms:
No, she was angry with him for not properly communicating what was going to happen. I knew what was going to happen because I was looking at his face as he was looking in the mirror. His went from a looking normal to looking shocked, and then he briefly looked like he was trying to find a way out of the situation. Then we got hit.

I don't think she would have even turned her head to the side if he had simply said nothing at all, and in fact, saying "Oh shit!" made the situation worse. All he really had to say was "Brace for impact".
 

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Totally agreed. What’s are the odds of that happening again in almost the exact same situation though? heh
You weren't heading to the gym again, were you? If so, I think the universe might be telling you to work out less.
Just sayin'... ;D
 

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You weren't heading to the gym again, were you? If so, I think the universe might be telling you to work out less.
Just sayin'... ;D
heh I haven’t been able to go for a while with getting adjusted coming home. :( We were coming home from day care. Hopefully that lets us work, exercise, and do other non-baby stuff. When she’s home, I can really get anything else done...
 

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You weren't heading to the gym again, were you? If so, I think the universe might be telling you to work out less.
Just sayin'... ;D
Whenever I get a ticket, should I be afraid of getting another ticket? 4 of my 7 tickets came in pairs. Specifically, within 1 month of another. So at two different points in time, I was dealing with two separate court cases simultaneously.
 

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Hope you are all OK medically! I had a Buick that was hit 5 times while I owned it including the 2 times when parked. I'm convinced some cars are just cursed....
 

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Sorry to hear this @Vortex. Hope everyone is ok.
 

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You gotta be kidding me... So I picked up the car about a week and a half ago and it was about $4k in damage. New rear bumper, repaired the internals behind the bumper, luckily no frame damage. Looks as good as new.

We were out driving today and I got rear ended again in literally almost the exact same situation...


Note: NSFW audio

A girl in a red Subaru was trying to stop at a red light, slid, and hit the minivan who was stopped behind me. The minivan slid and hit me. I couldn't really see the damage to my car with all the snow, but I'll check again later when the car dries off.

Unfortunately my wife and 6 mo. old daughter were in the car this time. :( Our baby luckily seems okay as far as we can tell. My wife has neck and back pain and I've got neck pain now as well. Sucks.

The police didn't bother coming out since there were so many accidents and told us to just report it to insurance which I've already done.

Poor car... please quit hitting it and us! I am glad I had the rear dashcam rolling this time. I've been kind of paranoid with it ever since, heh, constantly checking it and making sure the rear window is free of snow and slush just in case, so at least there's that. :)
My Subaru sucks stopping in the snow. Granted the tires they chose to put on the damn thing are rated garbage online.

Exactly the opposite in the Cruze. Stops amazing in the snow.

When I replace my tires on the subie I will be replacing with all weather tires or higher rated all seasons. I just hate throwing a good set of tires away just because the season changed. So for now I’ll drive the fwd Cruze in the winter and the AWD car will sit... just because of shitty stock tire choice by the manufacturer.

Don’t feel bad last year I had gotten in two accidents which totaled both cars. I didn’t even have my new car a full month... and the year before that I got rear ended by a semi...

Physical therapy will help with the whiplash and pick yourself up a good TENS unit.
 

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No, not again! Glad to hear you and your family are OK, and that the rear dashcam was on the job this time!

I've been rear-ended a couple of times, and I know what kind of pain and mental anguish you're going through.
 

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So good news. Insurance got back to me today and they're gonna cover everything. They spoke with the other parties and agree that they are at fault. Good news for me.

I was hoping to get my car repaired while I was at SEMA, but they can't guarantee that it'll be done by the time I get back and I need it for some dashcam comparison stuff I wanna work on as soon as I get back so I'll have them take care of it in December while I'm out of the country for a month.

Now time to work out the rest of the details like diminished value and all that other exciting stuff. :D
Don't forget to have them replace your rear parking sensors. And make me a deal on your old ones.
 

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