Calling all TTR attorneys and accident investigators

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by blairandgretchen, Apr 10, 2022.

  1. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

    41,322
    236,281
    May 4, 2015
    0
    He did the smart thing and destroyed the evidence.
     
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. Oscar the KW

    Oscar the KW Going Tarpless

    12,244
    28,086
    May 19, 2011
    0
    But there’s still pictures…
     
    D.Tibbitt and blairandgretchen Thank this.
  4. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

    14,956
    49,668
    Aug 8, 2015
    0
    The most important thing is that no DOT inspection was done. City Cop, No State Police. Good thing it didn’t get Towed from the accident. That would be reported as a Major. I had a similar accident in NJ. My Truck had to be towed, only because the hood wouldn’t close. The result was a DOT audit. Towed Vehicle or a trip in an Ambulance is criteria for a Major. Chances are the Court will be so jammed up, a Lawyer can get the ticket changed to an equipment violation, or ? They’ll do it to lighten up the days Court Docket. Sometimes the Lawyer will get it postponed once or twice, till they make a deal. Won’t even go in front of a Judge. I’ve beat tickets that way by showing up early. Keeping DL clean. Hopefully Safety Score is unaffected. Probably cost a big fine. Usually that’s how it works. TVC or any of the Lawyers Services can get the ticket reduced, sometimes to a non moving violation. Video, pictures etc. Jury Trial etc.Thats not happening for a minor accident no injuries. I would get a copy of the accident report. Just to make sure it’s accurate.
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2022
  5. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

    18,243
    121,040
    Apr 26, 2013
    Gettin' down westbound
    0
    maybe the 2 wrecks are way different. but the damage is about the same. body work isnt cheap . even a half assed job isnt cheap
     
  6. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

    2,887
    7,122
    Apr 10, 2012
    Indiana
    0
    Fair enough, im not saying his frame couldnt be shot, but getting rolled over vs rolling we should expect a different kind of repair in damaged components (even if price *could* be similar)
     
    D.Tibbitt Thanks this.
  7. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

    18,243
    121,040
    Apr 26, 2013
    Gettin' down westbound
    0
    Maybe. But even know i rolled there wasnt much. Heres some pics.

    0827211055b_HDR.jpg 0827211055a_HDR.jpg
    0827211055_HDR.jpg

    They billed the insurance company almost 40k for that. Most of it was labor. But any body work done on these new rigs , to do it correctly they had to repaint the entire passanger side of the truck and all of the hood. No structural damage at all. That price was all body work.
     
    Vic Firth, Feedman and Dave_in_AZ Thank this.
  8. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

    2,887
    7,122
    Apr 10, 2012
    Indiana
    0
    Awww, itll buff out... you coulda just gone intermodal and pocketed the payment :p youd fit right in then
     
  9. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

    41,322
    236,281
    May 4, 2015
    0
    I'm thinking his trucker attorney needs a few moar hours of night school.
     
  10. LoneRanger

    LoneRanger Road Train Member

    3,170
    7,915
    Jun 3, 2018
    0
    $3200 just to get me rolling. Let’s see how much is bodywork
     
    Elroythekid, Opus, Old_n_gray and 2 others Thank this.
  11. Vic Firth

    Vic Firth Road Train Member

    1,791
    4,147
    Jan 19, 2016
    Indiana
    0
    Best of luck to you!
     
    Old_n_gray and D.Tibbitt Thank this.
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted