Loss of revenue

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Dh46, Sep 23, 2019.

  1. Dh46

    Dh46 Light Load Member

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    got hit by a drunk driver no one is injured but have been down for 6 weeks I avg 654 a day net insurance company said they would pay by avg daily net pay but it’s been 3 weeks and they won’t reply back or tell me what’s going on. Was wondering should I get an attorney or wait for the insurance company to submit what they will pay but they keep brushing me off so. Kinda lost not for sure what to do
     
  2. bigdad7

    bigdad7 Road Train Member

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  3. TallJoe

    TallJoe Road Train Member

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    These things can take a while too. More than 3 weeks. Imo too early to spend money on lawyers.
    I'd give it at least a few more weeks. It is a shame they don't communicate with you though
     
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  4. starmac

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    It has been years, but I was involved in a similar deal, and was an OO at the time, I did not hire an lawyer(hate them) and the insurance did try to just pay me drivers wages, but in the end they paid out my average rates for a month.
     
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  5. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

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    What insurance is this that you have that covers to pay you in that type of situation?
     
  6. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    It was not my insurance that paid, it was the other parties insurance who was at fault.
     
  7. Iowa80

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    Always get a lawyer.... like yesterday as bigdad7 says....
     
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  8. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    Lawyers cost big money. I have in the past, threatened to use my 60 hrs of free legal credits, from when I was a Teamster. With success, thankfully, as no such credit exists. Lol
     
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  9. Rounded_nut

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    Contact your insurance company and speak to the subrogation lawyer there, that person will explain the process typically the lost revenue is paid out when the repairs are done and all expenses are totalled. Another important thing is that your insurance company typically can't collect on your behalf for lost revenue so get the name and number of the opposite parties supervisor and make a hobby of calling them
     
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