Just posted some pix to the gallery from the crash I was involved in last Thursday March 7. A car failed to obey a stop sign and T boned me in the middle of the intersection. The impact was right in the drivers side door. I'm so thankful for the great side impact protection the C max has. All of the side air bags deployed.
The car was still driveable, but I opted to take advantage of free roadside assistance and have it towed to the Ford dealer.
The other driver's insurance company agreed to cover everything. It's been over a week and I still don't know if the car will be repaired or declared a total loss. The adjuster from the other drivers insurance company told me a few days ago that the damgae exceeded $12,000. Apparently if the damage is over $10K a supervisor has to rview the case.
I don't know how many other C Max vehicles have been involved in crashes so far, but thought this real life incident would be of interest.
You know, my wife went thru the same TBONE with her Jaguar late last year. That SOB failed to look and just turned right into her jaguar - right between the wheel and the drivers side door, the side bars saved my wife's life but shes still undergoing chiro for the soft tissue damaged. That accident knocked out our $30,000 Jaguar Vanden Plas. The kicker was that the driver admitted fault but AAA (the other driver's insurance) reneged on their admission and so its insurance company vs insurance company with no witnesses. However, the physical damage and photos prove it is impossible for my wife to be at fault...that SOB will have bad karma but the truth of the matter is that the other drivers will always lie.
Anyway, glad you're OK and I hope you take lots and lots of photos cause that guy or his insurance will turn around the lie, I have no doubt.
Good news was that I got the CMax and she's now driving my Jagua Vanden Plas, she luvs the bigger Jags and I don't blame her for trusting that car.
PS Stay away from AAA, they are a POS - even offering a measly $1,500 to settle the case. FU AAA.
Edited by Jus-A-CMax, 16 March 2013 - 09:00 PM.