Relief

I had a thought today that was a major reassurance: even if I get sued as a result of my accident, it won’t have any bearing at all on whether or not I get a replacement for my car.

My own experience with the legal system is that it doesn’t move quickly at all. Even if either driver that I hit decides to sue me, I will almost certainly not only have my reimbursement in hand already but I’ll also most likely have my new car by then.

Good luck trying to sue me anyway. I have nothing of value to take. I don’t even have much of the life insurance money left.

And that’s if they even sue me at all. It’s certainly possible and I won’t breathe a sigh of relief until April at the earliest. But it’s not certain at all that they will even sue. Chloe and I have both been in accidents where we were rear-ended badly enough to require major repairs and we never even considered suing the other drivers. Just because it happened to one friend I know down in the Houston area does not mean that I am also likely to be sued. And I don’t think it’s just that Chloe and I aren’t particularly sue-happy people. I just believe that most people don’t think that way. I think most people just see accidents as particularly unfortunate things that happen, especially around here.

I’m going to get a rental car within the next few days. I can’t wait to be able to do things for myself again. Chloe accurately summed it up when she said that she knows how much I hate being so dependent on others. I hate it so much.

I am lucky that I can drive, especially now that I’m not dependent on the pain meds they prescribed me. I can choose not to take them at all and I am already doing so. I am prescribed that I can take up to 4 a day and both yesterday and today, I only took one. I didn’t even take the maximum dose on the first day that I had them.

The only reason I took one today was because Amy and I went to the tow yard to try to get my stuff out of my car and I thought I might have to do a lot of walking.

But it turned out that my car had already been towed to a different lot to be assessed by my insurance company. That was quite annoying because I had told my claims adjuster that I was planning on going to get my belongings out of my car today.

So now I have to chase down my adjuster to find the address of where they took it and hope that they’ll let me get my stuff. I have about $200 worth of stuff in the trunk, which I’d like to get back. But the really important part is getting J’s rosary out of the car. All the other stuff would just be a bummer if I lost it. In light of the accident, that would be a pretty minor loss. But the rosary is irreplaceable.

I go see the orthopedist early tomorrow morning and I’ll find out if I will need surgery. I’m actually looking forward to it if for no other reason than that they did such a janky-ass job splinting my finger. See?

So that will feel good to get rid of it.

Other than that, I have so many reasons that all I can really feel is deep, deep gratitude.

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