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2003 Honda Accord Question: can a rear-end collision damage rear suspension (stabilizer arms/links)

 

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fedupwithinsurance, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Littleton, CO, March 17, 2013, 16:30
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I was completely stopped at a stoplight (with my foot on the brake) when I was rear-ended. I did not hit anyone in front of me as I routinely try to leave a car length gap even when stopped. I did though, experience quite a jolt as well as my 65 lb dog riding shotgun (I reacted by throwing my arm out in front of her to keep her from hitting the dash/ending up on the floor) I am currently receiving therapeutic massage as well as treatment from a Chiropractor for my whiplash. I drive a Honda Accord and the other person was driving a jeep wrangler with a
square steel bumper and maybe going 35-40 mph. Although insurance does not believe that the damage to my car is bad enough to warrant my injuries or the fact that I began noticing a "clunking" from the back end of my car since the collision. It is believed by insurance to be just my bumper, but I know it was a harder (more solid) hit than they are trying to admit to (given that my foot was on the brake (and therefore my car did not budge) & the jeep bumper was not the plastic/Styrofoam type my car has) In closing, could the collision have caused damage to the rear suspension of my Honda (ie: stabilizing bar)?

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    big brad March 17, 2013, 17:00
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    it may have but insurance don't like to pay for them cuz they are a wearing part and frequently wear out they are not expensive but good luck with your injurys

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    fedupwithinsurance, March 17, 2013, 17:28
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    Thanks a bunch!

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    ziptie12 March 17, 2013, 17:18
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    Most likely it 'aggravated' an already existing issue , to a noticable level. Also quite possibly , because of the collision , you've become more alert to noises your car is making(that could be a good thing for your car).Worry about yourself and your dog first!

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    fedupwithinsurance, March 17, 2013, 17:28
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    Thanks so much!

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