I left my cell phone at home Saturday night

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by bmwloco, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. bmwloco

    bmwloco Long timer

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    The game commences with the insurance weasels in wife's face plant caused by a left turner.

    Originally the "take it or leave it" was $2499. Now we are at just under $4000. With no salvage title too.

    It is a game. Funny, I am not laughing when I play. :ddog
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  2. DougFromKentucky

    DougFromKentucky Just a good 'ole boy

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    I have played that game with the insurance companies too. Makes me angry just thinking about it. If I ever have another accident I am going to hire a lawyer and let the law shark deal with the insurance company. I don't think you can come out the other side of an accident whole without doing this. Take a look at the history of insurance companies in general. Not what we have today for sure. They were originally chartered to protect us, not screw us.

    Namaste'
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  3. bmwloco

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    Doug... thanks for the kind words.

    Yes, they are supposed to protect us. I was emphatic when talking with him that 1) we were the aggrieved partry, 2) we did NOT cause the accident and 3) she is still has a sore hip 2 months later.

    I am letting him stew on it. We are $500 apart.

    Friday (nearly 90 days after the accident) I am going to ask him to "split the difference". If he will oblige, we are done.
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    Well, they do have towns with names like "Booger Holler.":rofl:rofl
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  5. bmwloco

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    Looks like it has finally been settled from a "take it or leave it" for less than $2k to $4300 to keep the bike, clear title. Enough to fix it, replace the toasted Aria helmet and cover whatever else.

    Dealing with insurance adjusters if you are on the aggrieved parties side, remember to NEVER agree to payment until you get exactly what you deserve to make the bike and rider whole again.

    It is a f#cking game, but if you don't play, you at their mercy.

    Screw 'em as much as you can. :deal
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  6. bmwloco

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    She Who Must Be Obeyed (SWMBO) got her insurance check Christmas Eve. $4.2k and some change.

    Happily it will cover repair of her 1999 Triumph Legend TT (that was pristine prior to stupid ass left hand turner) and a new Aria helmet to replaced the toasted one - and new Held gloves.

    The Bonnie rider, my friend who lost his left leg, is facing the daily battles. 4am stuff that no one in their right mind would want to venture.

    He is determined to ride again. First order of business is to get his shattered right leg healed up and able to carry his load.

    Happily, he hasn't gained or lost a pound since the accident. He is not laying around eating bon bons and feeling sorry for his self. I hope to be there the first day he rides again.

    That day cannot come soon enough, but it will take time, effort and just a touch of grace.
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  7. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    Good show. Things turned/are turning out as well as they could given the circumstances.

    --Bill
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