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Old 12-08-2007, 11:44 PM   #31
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I'm glad to see you're still with us and at least this guy will not be driving a big rig again. (at least if I understand my licensing he won't be).

Insurance will always try to lowball you. If your back is messed up see a lawyer, you can always include future related medical bill into a settlement.
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If your back is messed up see a lawyer, you can always include future related medical bill into a settlement.
Ohhhh, I can feel Shadd'* pain now. OWWWWwwwwwww.

.......and it could be a very large bill.
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settle for $80,000 plus the cost of a truck.
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One back operation would eat that plus some.
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You're assuming he used his blinkers.......like we assume he should have had a seat belt on.
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I hit my jake and my blinker about half a mile from where I'm turning and start slowing down. I'm downshifting, getting all 40,180 pounds of truck slowed down to turn, start my turn and see a flash of black across the drivers window.
Benefit of the doubt, much?
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settle for $80,000 plus the cost of a truck.
We are in a sue crazy world. No such things as accidents and sorry anymore.
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settle for $80,000 plus the cost of a truck.
We are in a sue crazy world. No such things as accidents and sorry anymore.
Well, if it was just a bump on the back, I'm sure it woudl be "sorry, you alright" but seeing this kind of damage, this would be a good idea to sue.

Glad you're alright Shadd!
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settle for $80,000 plus the cost of a truck.
We are in a sue crazy world. No such things as accidents and sorry anymore.
It wasn't an accident. The other driver was simply not paying attention, or did something very stupid. Either way he'* negligent, and at fault.
If you're thinking that "back in the good ole days" people would admit fault and voluntarily pay for their mistakes....then you have a distrubing blind spot about history and human nature.
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OK, I'm thinking like the 35 year (without an at fault accident) truck driver here.

Why didn't Shadd look in his mirror before starting the turn? He should have seen the other truck coming unless I'm missing something here.

I'm sure the insurance company will ask the same question, plus many more. Settlement may not be cut and dried.
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The other truck could be sited for being in the wrong lane....Failure to yeild the right of way...etc...

As far as your injuries go Shadd...sometimes things take a while to crop up. Check out the local injuries lawyers, many times they will consult for free. They can advise you on how to deal with the insurance companies. You will want doctor opinions and do not want to settle with the insurance company too soon, in the event there are extenuating injuries.

Just because you consult a lawyer, doesn't mean you have to sue....you just want to be sure you protect yourself legally.
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