Who has right of way in that situation? The car turning right or the car turning left? Or is it equal right of way as long as you both stay in your own lane?
So, accidents happen, but WTF is with people NOT staying in their own lanes on intersections with two left hand turning lanes.
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So, a few nights ago I was in the right hand turning lane and there was a 2011 Ford Taurus in the left hand left turning lane ... Light turns green, we make the turn, and he comes right into my lane and hits my front fender ... Ug, accidents happen, but these just annoy me ... I don't understand how people do this ... there's even a white dashed line in the intersection to denote the two lanes turning ...
So, blah, my fender is smashed and my wheel is pretty well gouged ... he got a small bit of the front bumper and broke a headlight tab. It's all cosmetic ... car drives straight and true. What do you guys think the damage is?
PS. I got the estimate today, so guess away and I'll post up before the night is out.
Last edited by seadoo2006; 05-10-2012 at 08:18 PM.
I have a very similar turn that I do every day on my way to work. There are two left turning lanes merging into a three lane (each way) road and I constantly find people attempting to merge into my left front fender and then acting like I am doing something wrong.
People don't get it that the inside turn lane going left like that should end up in the inner-most lane and then signal out and merge right when it is safe to do so.. not just drift carelessly to the right without consideration for the car that is in the correct (middle) lane.
I would guess $2,325.80 plus the cost of a rental car. Good luck with the repair.
Last edited by Paul@VWvortex; 05-10-2012 at 10:57 PM.
My guess: $900
Damage to a similar extent that our old WRX had when someone backed into it in a parking lot (and then took off)...based on that, I'm saying $1,800, give or take. Headlight, fender repair / respray, bumper respray, in our case. You have a wheel and tire on top of that, so it might be more.
That is NOT 1200 in parts.. 200 in supplies I might believe but I doubt it and even then IT SHOULD NEVER BE CHARGE BY HOUR supplies are flat rate not by hour. ie you pay 2 dollars for a thing of sand paper you don't pay 2 dollars per hour to use sand paper...
Seriously go to a different shop and get a accurate quote.. Most quotes I receive about damage are always more then one page with EVERY item itemized on the report.. If they gave me a brief report like that I would laugh and walk out the door.
The accurate breakdown is on the preceding pages, this was just the final tally at the end ... but,
hey, it wasn't my fault, I'm not complaining the breakdown is inflated as I won't be paying any of it,
but every shop here in Ohio charges this way ... I've been in a couple fender benders over the years
and nothing here struck me as wierd ... if you give me a few mins, I'll post up the whole quote.
Here's my friend's body shop quote after my little sister backed into my driver's car door
(Completely different shop, but the same computer program):
Here's a 3rd shop I went to when I ran over some shiat in the road ... this shop was on the entire other side of the state from me:
They all use the same standardized program ... like when you go to a mechanic that uses the same software ... all the quotes look the same and prices the same.
to seadoo's defense, and trust me i hate to come to it...
that really is a standardized quote system used around here for some reason.
i went to copley auto & collision, probably a good hour from him and i have the same thing on my quote to get my door repaired after a hit & run.
3.2 @ 27/hr for $86.40 paint supplies and $0 in parts.