My stepfather was hit by a kid without insurance about 10 years ago. He wasn't hurt, but he also didn't have uninsured motorists insurance and had to pay out of pocket about 10k to repair his truck. He got a settlement against the kid, but the kid didn't have any money. Well, the kid is now looking to "re-settle", given he can't buy a house when he has this settlement against him. The world is a funny place.
By the way, rent a trailer for $20-40 dollars for the day and have it done safely.
My sister was nearly killed by a punk in pickup truck. He blasted through a stop sign with two other people in the truck, that was not his, and broadsided the car my sister was in.
They (her husband, his parents) were traveling down the highway at 70+MPH and she was ejected out the back window.
When I made it to the hospital, they did not know if she would make it or not.
Her face had been ripped half off, and her whole entire body was bruised. Major cuts and abrasions everywhere, it was beyond written description.
At the accident scene, I saw with my own eyes the spray painted outline of where her body was, the blood, that put a lump in my throut. I tried to reconstruct what happened, for no phucking reason.
The jerk driving the truck, not his truck as mentioned, walked away, along with his friends.
They were uninsured, as was the owner of the truck, nice, eh?
My sister suffered some brain damage on top of the physical damage, and the icing on the cake, her husband left her as he did not want to deal with what the cards now dealt him.
You know what, she lived, and she rides - we found a nice VStar 1100 for her last year.
I hid her face for reasons other than the scars, her decision, she looks great IMHO
Life deals us some raw deals on occasion that are totally out of our control. Many times we have to make the best of a bad situation, that only gets worse.
I have a very low tolerance for idiots, at least what I consider to be idiots, maybe a few of you understand more so now that you did in the past, maybe some of you do not care, whatever -
Bottom line, we have control over less than many of us realize.
You ride your ride, I'll ride mine.