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Old 12-03-2011, 11:53 AM   #51
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I've been flying an EMS helicopter for twenty years now, and today I see people walk away from wrecks that would have been fatal two decades ago. It's amazing how far all of the auto makers, not just Chevy, have come in making safer cars.
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Old 12-03-2011, 12:16 PM   #52
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how awful for you to have your beautiful car totaled. Certainly glad you;re alright and you have a positive attitude about it. I hope things get worked out for you and you're back in a Chevy in no time!
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Old 12-03-2011, 12:26 PM   #53
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Sorry about the car dude. The important thing is that your okay. Where the other people in the car that hit you alright?
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Old 12-03-2011, 12:32 PM   #54
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That sucks about your car, but it's amazing that you walked away from that unharmed.

I'm glad you're okay.
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Old 12-03-2011, 12:38 PM   #55
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It weights like a tank... it's visibility is like a tank... and it will protect you like a tank!

I love my Camaro!


I hope you can get your Blacked out SS... so next time someone pull something like that... you see it in your rearview mirrior, not head on!
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Old 12-03-2011, 12:44 PM   #56
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Glad your okay man! Sucks about the car though
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Old 12-03-2011, 12:46 PM   #57
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Talk about a jinx... Glad you're OK man. Hope insurance pays out nicely, and soon.
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Old 12-03-2011, 01:02 PM   #58
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The car can (and will) be replaced... that picture is pretty telling; the accident was really bad, but the important part is nothing happened. Glad you're okay.
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Old 12-03-2011, 01:02 PM   #59
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get a lawyer. I hate dealing with other peoples insurance. What you have been through and are going to keep going through are going to be bad enough, you dont need that hassle too. Let your lawyer fight for you. On the brighter side I cant wait to see what you get next!
Get a lawyer? ... For what? No self-respecting attorney will take a property damage only case because there is no money in it for them at all and the client loses out (the attorney takes 33% of the settlement, remember). If it's a minor injury, even if he makes a claim, the offer isn't going to change much if at all. If it stays out of court, 33% + attorney's fees... and if it goes to litigation, 50% + fees.

If there's not a policy limits issue, a fatality or MAJOR dispute, it's almost always a good idea to try to work with the insurance company first. 7 times out of 10 you walk away with more money in your pocket anyway. Attorneys have their place, but it's not minor injury claims. That's what they want you to think.

OP, I'm really sorry about your loss... both your friend and your car. I'm assuming they total the car... so make sure they are running comparable vehicles to get you a fair value. Some insurance companies will just do 'book value,' which can shaft you. Look for vehicles of the same year/make/model, similar mileage and condition and get any receipts for stuff you've done in the last 6 months or so. They won't owe 100% because mods don't really increase the value of the car, but thinks like tint, stripes, tires, maintenance work can sometimes positively affect the value of the car. Good luck and PM me if you have specific Q's. I handle property damage/injury claims for a fortune 100 insurance company. Hope you're feeling better soon and that you get the car situation figured out, as well.

Again, so sorry for the loss of both your friends... :(
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Old 12-03-2011, 01:06 PM   #60
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I am Glad to see your Safe the Car Did its Job Sacrificed its Life to save yours.
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Old 12-03-2011, 01:07 PM   #61
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This makes me feel a lot better about the size and weight of the camaro
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Old 12-03-2011, 02:35 PM   #62
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Sorry about your car, glad you're okay. Too bad the other driver couldn't wait 5 more seconds for you to clear the intersection.
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Old 12-03-2011, 02:49 PM   #63
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Last night I was leaving a friends house heading back onto the island from bluffton on highway 278, a couple days ago one of my friends were telling me how the camaro has a 5 star safety rating in every category and I was impressed but I wasn't thinking anything of it.

I was just getting to the intersection at Buck Island Road and I was doing around 57 mph in the far right lane. I saw this car in the opposite direction making a left turn to turn down buck island road, and wasn't thinking anything of it.

I was assuming they were going to slow down, to check and make sure they were clear to go, next thing I know I look over and their just making the turn, in the middle of the intersection about to hit me head on. I swerved to try to avoid the impact but it was to late. They hit me doing at least 50 mph broad side in the drivers side door. I spun out for a little and landed about 400 ft. Away from the other car in the grass. After realizing what happened I patted myself down to see if anything was broken or anything and then checked on them.

The drivers side door caved in about a foot to two feet, the front tire blew and the whole drivers side was demolished. But I walked out of the car totally unharmed, the only thing is I'm a bit sore from the seat belt but nothing serious. The fire department EMTs arrived and thought they had to cut me out of the wreckage and everyone was amazed at how bad of a wreck it was, but how I was totally unharmed.

I just wanted to share this story with everyone at Chevrolet and everyone ay the camaro5 family, chevy has been in my families blood threw generations and I realized why, they make amazing, safe, gorgeous cars.

I just wanted to say "thank you will all my heart chevy" for your guys smart studying and determination to make a safe car it really paid off for me in my case, you guys saved my life and I can't thank you enough

Last week my friend passed away after loosing control of her BMW and clipped a tree, and I'm fortunate that I was in a camaro during that event if I was in anything else I could of been seriously injured.

Thank you all again, and thank you for your time.
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Old 12-03-2011, 04:28 PM   #64
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I am sorry about your friend in the BMW. I am sorry you were in an accident. It looks like you have very good driver skills to avoid an accident like that. Sure the Camaro is a safe car it also takes a real good driver to avoid a fatality accident. Because of your awareness and driving skills you may of not only saved your life but those in the other car. To that thank you very much.
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Old 12-03-2011, 05:16 PM   #65
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Damn man, I'm glad that you got out unscratched! I'm glad our cars are built well and hope as few of us as possible have to feel it first hand.

Make sure you post pics of that new SS asap
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Old 12-03-2011, 05:26 PM   #66
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Soooo sorry to hear this! Glad to hear that your alright! Insurance can help take care of another Camaro!
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:11 PM   #67
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That sucks...Im soooo sorry about car :( Glad ur okay tho.
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:16 PM   #68
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That really blows and I am glad you are ok !!!! Cars can be replaced and people can't . I hope it all works out . If the insurance company wants to fix it keep pushing them and make sure they total that thing ....
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:15 PM   #69
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Good to see you are OK. This is why I always anticipate people doing stupid stuff on the road. It has saved me from a couple close calls in my truck and Camaro.
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:22 PM   #70
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Glad you're OK!
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Old 12-03-2011, 11:04 PM   #71
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thank you all, hopefully ill be able to get a new one time for an upgrade blacked out SS i hope
Glad you're safe dude. Amazing how well the car was built to take a licking and keep the driver safe. Upgrade to the SS, and get the TF3 stripes, T2 ports, and High Wing Spoiler
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Old 12-03-2011, 11:21 PM   #72
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Great to hear you are safe and sorry about your friend. :(
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:04 AM   #73
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I'm glad to hear that you're OK - sorry to hear about your beloved Camaro -

Thank you for your kind words - the Camaro team takes your safety very seriously - and that's why our engineers worked so hard to ensure that the Camaro would receive a 5 star crash rating in all catagories.

Your accident illustrates just how fast an accident can occur - no matter how much we pay attention, there are others out there -- and this but one reason why we equip our cars with so many safety features - including stabilitrak which defaults to "On" each time you get behind the wheel.

My sincere condolences on the loss of your friend who perished in another accident.
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:23 AM   #74
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Glad your okay get another one and live the dream of building another one again
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:32 AM   #75
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your ok, you'll get a new one, hell you'll even get an ss more than likely! so relax, recover, and get ready for your new beast!
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