It turned out that we were anxious for nothing. Will, the representative at Dollar assured us that since we took a Loss Damage Waiver Insurance and already had an insurance claim number (we called them right after the accident), we won't have to worry about what happened to our rental car.
The airplane on the flight back home was only 3/4 full and so it was a relaxing voyage. Reminiscing on the past four days, I was thankful that the accident wasn't as bad as it could have been. We tallied 28 new species in our lifelist which was quite good. Of course, coming in, my expectations were very high, even telling Cynthia that it was possible we would be getting at least 40 lifers. But vagaries of weather somehow affected the density of species that visit migrant traps of the Upper Coast of Texas.
It could have been better, but we were happy and content with what we had. One thing that was guaranteed in Texas was the hospitality and friendliness of the people.
Texans like to say these to departing visitors: "Y'all come back now, ya hear!"
Oh, we will. We will.