Bummer about your phone. It's always worth checking if the accident is covered by insurance, but I wouldn't hold out too much hope.
As for alternatives, it's not Apple
- there are lots of alternatives, each with different strengths and weaknesses that will suit different people.
I have an Nexus 4 which I can highly recommend however, it only has 16GB of storage so wouldn't suit someone with say, 30GB of music they absolutely HAD to have with them at ALL times.
To give people a better idea what to suggest, they would need to know roughly how much you want to spend and what you sort of thing you would like to use your phone for?
For example, I use a phone primarily for listening to podcasts, e-mail, the calendar, a bit of browsing, checking out news and playing the odd game of free cell. So I really don't need something as powerful as an N4, but I really like it anyway