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Old May 3rd 05, 11:15 PM
tanada
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Default Accident report GRRRRRR OT and all that

OK, got the police report today. Mike was given a ticket for $10 and
$100 court costs for "Failure to Yield." The woman who hit him claimed
that she was only doing 45 mph and had hit the brakes before she hit
Mike. I'll Post an album of the damages to both vehicles later. BTW
she was cited for driving while her license was revoked. Mike is still
considered totally at fault for the accident.

Geico is refusing to pay us anything for the van. They are going to
replace this woman's car. I feel so frustrated and angry right now.
Please help me get over my anger with this woman and the insurance
system that will reward an illegal driver.

Even though the woman was driving with a revoked license, the woman was
judged to be not at fault. I want to know what she did to lose her
license. The damage to both her Lincoln Town Car and the van is
horrendous. I don't think that she could have been doing only 45 in a
45 at the time of impact. It is a long straight stretch of road. There
is now way that she couldn't have seen Mike and that big white van.
Yes, it was raining, but not heavily. So that shouldn't be an excuse
for her. Again, Please help me get over my anger with this. I upset
Rob and Jim by calling her what I think of her, and I don't usually use
that kind of language.

And don't ask me about the VA and their treatment of Rob lately.

Pam S. sill living a nightmare.
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Old May 3rd 05, 11:18 PM
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tanada wrote:
Geico is refusing to pay us anything for the van. They are going to


Isn't your insurance company *obligated* by law to cover your losses?
You do pay them for that coverage, right?


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Old May 4th 05, 12:09 AM
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"tanada" wrote in message
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OK, got the police report today. Mike was given a ticket for $10 and
$100 court costs for "Failure to Yield." The woman who hit him claimed
that she was only doing 45 mph and had hit the brakes before she hit
Mike. I'll Post an album of the damages to both vehicles later. BTW
she was cited for driving while her license was revoked. Mike is still
considered totally at fault for the accident.

Geico is refusing to pay us anything for the van. They are going to
replace this woman's car. I feel so frustrated and angry right now.
Please help me get over my anger with this woman and the insurance
system that will reward an illegal driver.

Even though the woman was driving with a revoked license, the woman was
judged to be not at fault. I want to know what she did to lose her
license. The damage to both her Lincoln Town Car and the van is
horrendous. I don't think that she could have been doing only 45 in a
45 at the time of impact. It is a long straight stretch of road. There
is now way that she couldn't have seen Mike and that big white van.
Yes, it was raining, but not heavily. So that shouldn't be an excuse
for her. Again, Please help me get over my anger with this. I upset
Rob and Jim by calling her what I think of her, and I don't usually use
that kind of language.

And don't ask me about the VA and their treatment of Rob lately.

Pam S. sill living a nightmare.


First, take a deep breath, or do some breathing exercises (do you do yoga?).

Next, you might want to consider talking to a lawyer (wouldn't you guys
qualify for legal aid?). Do you have only liability insurance (most older /
paid-off cars have only that so I'm assuming that's what you had). But if
you can prove that the other driver was at least somewhat at fault then
*her* insurance should help pay for your van.

Sit down and make a list of everything you could possibly do. Then stop
thinking about it. If there turns out to be *nothing* you can do, then you
have to make up your mind to let it go and focus on the fact that nobody was
hurt. Vans can, after all, be replaced. [But if you need to vent some
first, feel free to come here and do it! ;]

Hugs,

CatNipped


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Old May 4th 05, 12:39 AM
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Victor Martinez wrote:
tanada wrote:
Geico is refusing to pay us anything for the van. They are going to


Isn't your insurance company *obligated* by law to cover your losses?
You do pay them for that coverage, right?


I think so. Pam, hire an attorney. Even though I was judged at fault for
swerving to hit a dog on a wet street, Geico paid for my car before dropping
me. (I hate Geico)

Jill


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Old May 4th 05, 12:52 AM
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Victor Martinez wrote:
tanada wrote:
Geico is refusing to pay us anything for the van. They are going to


Isn't your insurance company *obligated* by law to cover your losses?
You do pay them for that coverage, right?


I replied but it hasn't shown up. Then I noticed a big OOOPS in what I
typed so here it is again.

Yes, I think they are obligated to pay. Pam, hire an attorney. Even though
I was judged to be at fault for swerving on a wet street to avoid hitting a
dog (my car was totalled when I hit a pole), Geico paid. Then they dropped
me. I had paid them premiums with not one claim for almost 8 years. I hate
Geico.

Jill


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Old May 4th 05, 01:44 AM
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OK, got the police report today. Mike was given a ticket for $10 and
$100 court costs for "Failure to Yield." The woman who hit him claimed
that she was only doing 45 mph and had hit the brakes before she hit
Mike. I'll Post an album of the damages to both vehicles later. BTW
she was cited for driving while her license was revoked. Mike is still
considered totally at fault for the accident.

Geico is refusing to pay us anything for the van. They are going to
replace this woman's car. I feel so frustrated and angry right now.
Please help me get over my anger with this woman and the insurance
system that will reward an illegal driver.

Even though the woman was driving with a revoked license, the woman was
judged to be not at fault. I want to know what she did to lose her
license. The damage to both her Lincoln Town Car and the van is
horrendous. I don't think that she could have been doing only 45 in a
45 at the time of impact. It is a long straight stretch of road. There
is now way that she couldn't have seen Mike and that big white van.
Yes, it was raining, but not heavily. So that shouldn't be an excuse
for her. Again, Please help me get over my anger with this. I upset
Rob and Jim by calling her what I think of her, and I don't usually use
that kind of language.

And don't ask me about the VA and their treatment of Rob lately.

Pam S. sill living a nightmare.


Well, damn, that's doesn't sound fair at all. Getting a lawyer sounds like
the right thing to do. Ask friends and neighbors if they have worked with a
lawyer on accident cases and chose the best one.

Sorry to hear that the VA isn't doing as well by Rob as they should and they
should, no question about it. Hope that situation is able to be straighten
out soon.

Hugs for your heart and sanity. Hopefully Rob and Mikes bumps and bruises
have passed and faded by now and they are alright.

Charleen
with healing purrs from
Mr. Pumpkin,
Aggie Marble,
Victor Velcro


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Old May 4th 05, 02:05 AM
Annie Wxill
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"tanada" wrote in message
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.... Geico is refusing to pay us anything for the van. They are going to
replace this woman's car. ... Pam S. sill living a nightmare.


When we were in Oregon, the no-fault insurance law was in effect. I suppose
it still is, but I don't know.
Any way, fault is not even considered for an accident. You pay your
insurance, and it covers you only, regardless of who is at fault. That
means that you are covered as long as you buy insurance. You do not have to
pay extra to protect yourself against uninsured drivers. If the driver does
not buy insurance, the uninsured driver not only gets cited for not having
insurance, but also does not collect from your insurance.
In your case, not only would your insurance company not buy the woman a new
car (her insurance would do that), your company would have to take care of
you.
I wish we had no-fault insurance everywhere.

Anyway, I really hope things start to turn around for you. I can't think of
anyone more deserving of getting a break.

Annie


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Old May 4th 05, 03:22 AM
Irulan
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Pam, purrs and prayers from us that things work out to your advantage. hugs
Jazz & his mama

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"tanada" wrote in message
ink.net...
OK, got the police report today. Mike was given a ticket for $10 and $100
court costs for "Failure to Yield." The woman who hit him claimed that
she was only doing 45 mph and had hit the brakes before she hit Mike.
I'll Post an album of the damages to both vehicles later. BTW she was
cited for driving while her license was revoked. Mike is still considered
totally at fault for the accident.

Geico is refusing to pay us anything for the van. They are going to
replace this woman's car. I feel so frustrated and angry right now.
Please help me get over my anger with this woman and the insurance system
that will reward an illegal driver.

Even though the woman was driving with a revoked license, the woman was
judged to be not at fault. I want to know what she did to lose her
license. The damage to both her Lincoln Town Car and the van is
horrendous. I don't think that she could have been doing only 45 in a 45
at the time of impact. It is a long straight stretch of road. There is
now way that she couldn't have seen Mike and that big white van. Yes, it
was raining, but not heavily. So that shouldn't be an excuse for her.
Again, Please help me get over my anger with this. I upset Rob and Jim by
calling her what I think of her, and I don't usually use that kind of
language.

And don't ask me about the VA and their treatment of Rob lately.

Pam S. sill living a nightmare.



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Old May 4th 05, 03:26 AM
Karen
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in article et, tanada at
wrote on 5/3/05 5:15 PM:

OK, got the police report today. Mike was given a ticket for $10 and
$100 court costs for "Failure to Yield." The woman who hit him claimed
that she was only doing 45 mph and had hit the brakes before she hit
Mike. I'll Post an album of the damages to both vehicles later. BTW
she was cited for driving while her license was revoked. Mike is still
considered totally at fault for the accident.

Geico is refusing to pay us anything for the van. They are going to
replace this woman's car. I feel so frustrated and angry right now.
Please help me get over my anger with this woman and the insurance
system that will reward an illegal driver.

Even though the woman was driving with a revoked license, the woman was
judged to be not at fault. I want to know what she did to lose her
license. The damage to both her Lincoln Town Car and the van is
horrendous. I don't think that she could have been doing only 45 in a
45 at the time of impact. It is a long straight stretch of road. There
is now way that she couldn't have seen Mike and that big white van.
Yes, it was raining, but not heavily. So that shouldn't be an excuse
for her. Again, Please help me get over my anger with this. I upset
Rob and Jim by calling her what I think of her, and I don't usually use
that kind of language.

And don't ask me about the VA and their treatment of Rob lately.

Pam S. sill living a nightmare.


All I can say is I'm trying to send good thoughts your way which is totally
unhelpful. I don't see how they can do anything for her when she was driving
without a liscense! I don't get it. I'm very very sorry

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Old May 4th 05, 03:39 AM
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"Karen" wrote in message
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in article et, tanada at
wrote on 5/3/05 5:15 PM:

OK, got the police report today. Mike was given a ticket for $10 and
$100 court costs for "Failure to Yield." The woman who hit him claimed
that she was only doing 45 mph and had hit the brakes before she hit
Mike. I'll Post an album of the damages to both vehicles later. BTW
she was cited for driving while her license was revoked. Mike is still
considered totally at fault for the accident.

Geico is refusing to pay us anything for the van. They are going to
replace this woman's car. I feel so frustrated and angry right now.
Please help me get over my anger with this woman and the insurance
system that will reward an illegal driver.

Even though the woman was driving with a revoked license, the woman was
judged to be not at fault. I want to know what she did to lose her
license. The damage to both her Lincoln Town Car and the van is
horrendous. I don't think that she could have been doing only 45 in a
45 at the time of impact. It is a long straight stretch of road. There
is now way that she couldn't have seen Mike and that big white van.
Yes, it was raining, but not heavily. So that shouldn't be an excuse
for her. Again, Please help me get over my anger with this. I upset
Rob and Jim by calling her what I think of her, and I don't usually use
that kind of language.

And don't ask me about the VA and their treatment of Rob lately.

Pam S. sill living a nightmare.


All I can say is I'm trying to send good thoughts your way which is

totally
unhelpful. I don't see how they can do anything for her when she was

driving
without a liscense! I don't get it. I'm very very sorry


Here in OZ, the lady without a licence would have been at fault
automatically, no matter who was 'really' at fault. She would also not be
able to claim a thing from any insurance (any insurance is immediatly valid
if you don't have a licence and/or driving an unregistered vehicle), and
indeed, you'd have every right to sue her for damages. She'd also cop a
horrendous fine as well.

I don't tend to like reccomending lawyers, but I suspect, in this case, you
probably need one. Got any "don't win, don't pay" type lawyers over there?

Yowie

 




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