Parked and hit

Discussion in 'Trucker Legal Advice' started by baruchkades, Nov 21, 2021.

  1. baruchkades

    baruchkades Bobtail Member

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    i recently parked at a truck stop. I knew people in area so i spent the night with them. When came I saw someone had backed into my trailer. Now my company wants me to pay for repairs. What legal rights do I have.
     
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  3. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    You're positive the trailer wasn't damaged prior to it being left at truck stop?

    Lots and lots of equipment gets damaged at that precise moment when it's not attended for some reason :rolleyes:
     
  4. Grumppy

    Grumppy Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Check with the truck stop to see if they have video cameras. If you havent left yet, check with other drivers to see if they have dash cams (or at east walk around & look at windshields for dash cams).

    Used my dash cam video just last week to help get a time line for a girl whose car got hit in our parking area.

    If you'll name the truck stop & location, someone here may have been there last night with a dash cam.
     
  5. buzzarddriver

    buzzarddriver Road Train Member

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    !. How much was the damage?

    2. What does it say in your "contract" or Driver's handbook as to how much do you pay for damage to the vehicle?

    3. Are you a company driver(W-2), L/O, or 1099 driver?
     
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    Puppage Road Train Member

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    Numb Crusty Curmudgeon

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    I'm confused.

    I have never had a company say I was responsible for repairs, whether my fault or not.
     
  8. Just passing by

    Just passing by Road Train Member

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    One of the many reasons I get permission first to leave equipment unattended on a trip.
     
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  9. Jacoooooooo

    Jacoooooooo Medium Load Member

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    Should be the insurance deductible that is on you. Rest is for the insurance, because they have it, right?
     
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  10. buzzarddriver

    buzzarddriver Road Train Member

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    Well, looks like another 1 and done.
     
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