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Thom02099

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Posted: 08/09/19 07:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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I contacted an attorney, regarding this situation. Though he could not advise on Indiana law, he did note that most attorneys will not get involved with any property damage only accidents. Basically, my insurance pays on the claim and then goes after the other driver's insurance to re-coup expenses.

The appraiser was out today, was surprised by the extent of the damage. He said there were some factors that were set, ie, as to hourly labour cost, they had to calculate a rate of $100/hour, even though local shops in this area are in the $150/hour range. He stated that he could note that I have a preferred repair facility that has a known rate of $149/hour, so the estimator could use that figure in assessing damage. The appraiser was very candid, he said that the repairs would easily be a 60 hour job, which at the low end would be $6000 for labour and and the higher end would be over $8900. Parts would be very expensive, as the entire rear end would need to be replaced, including the rear slide out, and some parts would be difficult to find. His opinion was that the trailer would be totaled out.

So now in the market for a replacement trailer. I actually found a similar trailer, but without the rear slide out, as I like the basic floor plan (Keystone Outback M28BHS) vs my current Outback 25RSS. Once everything is settled, I can get serious about an offer.


2007 GMC Sierra SLE 3500HD Dually
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Posted: 08/09/19 07:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hope everything works out to make you whole again.

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I HATE to write this, but you probably could use an attorney. As long as you get what you receive funds to fix or purchase a replacement trailer, get reimbursed for expenses and have your truck fixed cool. However, insurance companies don't make their money giving money away.

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Blazing Zippers wrote:

I HATE to write this, but you probably could use an attorney. As long as you get what you receive funds to fix or purchase a replacement trailer, get reimbursed for expenses and have your truck fixed cool. However, insurance companies don't make their money giving money away.


I did contact an attorney. Since it was property damage only, no injuries, he stated that few attorneys would get involved in such a case. I received notification that the accident investigation report is complete, so looking to get a copy of that, as leverage against the other insurance company, since the trooper advised me the Freightliner driver was completely at fault.

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Thom02099 wrote:

Blazing Zippers wrote:

I HATE to write this, but you probably could use an attorney. As long as you get what you receive funds to fix or purchase a replacement trailer, get reimbursed for expenses and have your truck fixed cool. However, insurance companies don't make their money giving money away.


I did contact an attorney. Since it was property damage only, no injuries, he stated that few attorneys would not get involved in such a case. I received notification that the accident investigation report is complete, so looking to get a copy of that, as leverage against the other insurance company, since the trooper advised me the Freightliner driver was completely at fault.


I hope, that they offer you fair compensation. But from experience, companies that insure, commercial outfits. Like the freightliner, that hit you, tend to play hardball and sometimes can be difficult to deal with. Not always the case, but they are famous for lowball offers. ( although your ins co is in the lead here, and will collect from the at fault parties ins)

While an attorney, will not take the case on a contingent basis for property damage alone. What you might consider, if you are unhappy with the offer, hire an attorney on an hourly basis, to write a strongly worded letter. They tend to take attorneys much more seriously, than us regular Joes, and it may get their attention

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you should set down and call every attorney in the phone book until you find one that's hungry enough to help you. I was in the same situation you are with a motorcycle accident. it wasn't a hole lot of damage but the ins.co. was giving me a hard time. my lawyer got my money for me and his fee also. about 5 times more than if they would have been fair with me. you did NOTHING WRONG in this situation, you should not have to pay anything out of your pocket, nada, nothing, zilch. find an lawyer that wants to help you, most will do the first visit free.
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Unless you added a rider covering "loss of use" I would be surprised if you had any coverage for this

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a rider has nothing to do with his predicament. he has lost his ability to use his camper and to go camping BECAUSE of the NEGLIGENT truck driver. truck drivers insurance should cover it, a good lawyer and a jury is all that's needed.
Jay D.

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