CFI wrecked my trailer. They don’t want to pay for it

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by TBlank72, Jul 23, 2021.

  1. Mototom

    Mototom Road Train Member

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    Bumper is considered part of the chassis no? I atleast know if the repair is improper and it fails during an accident because of a crap repair law suite
     
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  3. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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  4. TallJoe

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    In that attachment it says "reasonable" and also that the process may be "controversial" and "complicated". It is not a slam dunk, so the fact that they paid you that, without your pushing for it, was a good for you deal.
    Good to know...
     
  5. TallJoe

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    It makes me wonder, if Swift puts me out of service, and it could be weeks (waiting for parts and tight shop schedules), if I can get paid for extended vacations and based on the recent revenue, I would not mind a loss like that...kind of tired working my arse off...you know.
    kidding...or maybe not. Why not? I'll park next to Swift next time...:D

    But then, on the other hand, if Swift totals my trailer...are they going to pay me for 1 year backorder wait...or else, what the hell am I going to do? :eek:
     
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  6. Banker

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    When the sideswipe first happened I was very naive on assuming I would be treated fairly by the person at faults insurance company. I had video evidence of the sideswipe and a police report stating what happened and who was at fault. The person who hit me actually told the police the truth. Probably because I told her that my video would show the truth. I was shocked and pissed off when I called her insurance agent to discuss getting my rig repaired. He immediately jumped on me like a wild cat and told me I was at fault and totally responsible and would be getting nothing. This alone was enough for me to decide to go to war. It pissed me off so bad I was prepared to spend what ever it took to prove my point. Fortunately 2 separate attorneys talked me out of going to war. They both educated me on how the law worked and how I should handle this situation. Both said they could handle it, but there really was no need for me to give up 1/3 of the money. I also realize her agent was simply doing his job by trying to minimize his companies exposure. It still pissed me off but the attorney told me I shouldn’t take it personally as it is just how business works. The Attorneys both told me I would have a much more pleasant experience filling the claim with my insurance company and would get a much quicker resolution. They were definitely correct on this advice.
     
  7. TallJoe

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    My trailer was swiped too but neither I saw it nor noticed it until later. Anyway, it was too late to find a presumed perpetrator on the dash camera recording. Even If I did, it would not show the very swipe occurrence. Classic hit and run. I would have pursued the person who did it to the fullest and ready for a small claim court case, even it would cost me more than it would be worth it.
    On the other hand, a Hirshbach driver once damaged my $1500 deer guard but he was so scared and looked sincerely apologetic enough, so that my heart got too soft and I decided to forgive him and let him go. I guess the feistiness has to do how the other party behaves. Karama too. Once I was forgiven, and remembering it, I forgave too. Of course, if the damage is substantial, there is no choice but demand the loss satisifaction.
     
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  8. TBlank72

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    I had a very similar feeling when CFI’s rep told me that “no truck driver in the entire country made as much money as I was claiming to make”. I told him that I was talking about revenue and not my net. And he kept saying something about how it’s illegal for them to pay my taxes or something, so I don’t think he ever ended up understanding what I was taking about. I provided them with my most recent two settlements that showed the exact figures that I requested. It’s very irritating having someone else (especially a guilty party that just damaged your property) try to tell you “how this is gonna go” and how much your time is worth.
     
  9. ProfessionalNoticer

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    They are literally adding insult to injury.
     
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  10. REALITY098765

    REALITY098765 Road Train Member

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    Why is the gross relevant?
    I agree 100% paid for physical damages but I don't get where the gross is relevant.
    Is a settllement classed as profit?
     
  11. flood

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    Schneider tried that with me...
    They paid repairs then said my loss of income was $175 a day for 3 days... despite the fact I was down for 11 days....!!
    Guess they didn't like the letter the lawyer sent, I paid $200 for him to just a letter with the breakdown of income with his letter head... a week later o get a check for $8,500..
     
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