I just accidentally heard a message from the insurance company informing me I was at fault in the car accident that totaled my car last year. I’d never heard it, or I would have called them back and am currently annoyed at my husband for not telling me about it.
But mostly just so annoyed. I could have plowed into car #3 when it spun in front of me. I honestly think that would have resulted in at least injury, possibly death, for the driver of that vehicle, and possibly injury or death for me, too. Had I done so, yes, it’s true car #5 wouldn’t have collided with me. (I pulled in front of car #5 to avoid car #3.) It just seems so unfair to have done what I think was right and to be penalized for it.
I feel like I went through the process in good faith and got screwed over. I wasn’t looking out for myself, just trying to honestly and transparently answer whatever I was asked by whomever. I did an interview with Car #5’s insurance company, which I shouldn’t have done, in hindsight. They lied to me during that conversation and said they wouldn’t go after me. Fuck them. I’m glad that I don’t tell lies for a living, whatever else my failings may be.
I keep telling myself that it doesn’t matter. We have plenty of money to pay the increased insurance, and what’s important is that no one was hurt. By paying attention and being a good driver, maybe I saved someone’s life or health. Or maybe I didn’t – we’ll never know.
But I’m still pissed. It’s the principle of the thing. If we hadn’t had that wedding in the Bahamas immediately afterwards and I hadn’t been dealing with the process of leaving my job and everything else, if maybe I had known about the message, maybe I could have contested it. Just grumpy about the whole thing. H pays our insurance, and I’m afraid to even ask about the cost.