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Old 01-10-2013, 10:59 AM   #46
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I'll keep this thread updated as I learn more...still no estimate from the dealer. Hopefully today.

The guy that did it is the president of a RE development company. This is a small building where everyone kind of knows everybody. If he didn't do right by me, I would make his life difficult. My company is part owner of the building and my boss is an attorney, so we would have some fun. Very worst case scenario is that he disappears and my insurance covers it. I use USAA and they've always been very cooperative. Maybe I'll call them just so they know what's up.

Anyhoo, as stated, I will keep everyone updated.
Definitely call your insurance company, for a couple reasons. First, USAA is great insurance! I deal with about dozens of insurance companies in my line of work (property damage) and USAA is one of the best to deal with, by a huge margin. Second, your policy probably has some sort of "uninsured motorist" clause in there, which means USAA will in all likelihood pay for the damage and then mitigate against the guilty party, even if he isn't "uninsured." And trust me when I say that USAA has some big-dog attorneys who will make the other guy's life a living hell.

Keep us updated. Hope it all works out for you.
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:22 AM   #47
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Have you verified that the other indivdiudal has valid auto insurance and a drivers license?

You would be surprised at what you might find depending on the individual.

Take photos of the scene, bike and the car carefully for resolution should the issue take a turn for the worse.

With previous situations I've been involved in I use a smart phone to take photos of their DL, insurance card, license plate, scene and if necessary hit the record button.
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:49 AM   #48
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I've had my VFR run over in my work parking lot, and a local gas station lot, and I can tell you that where I live, the PD WILL NOT respond or file a report on any accident on private property. Period. Not even when I was sitting on the bike in front of the PD car when the crazy b*tch backed over me in the gas station. Wouldn't even help me pick it up. Unless someone dies, it's tough luck for you..
sounds like you live in a city.



There have been two times that I have been hit in the city down here and I called the cops and they wouldnt come out.

"Was an ambulance called"

"Ummmm.... well, no"

*click*

"hello?"

Good times!

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Old 01-10-2013, 11:51 AM   #49
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As far as the guy that did it, I know him casually from around the building. He is the one that came up and told me in person that he knocked the bike over. Apologized profusely and said he would take care of all repair costs.
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thank your lucky stars, my man. I'm not sure that's happened in the history of mankind!

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Old 01-10-2013, 01:18 PM   #50
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thank your lucky stars, my man. I'm not sure that's happened in the history of mankind!

LOL!

I know. If it had been the other way around, I would have done the same though. I once forced an elderly couple to take my information after I bumped their car and broke my headlight on my car and did no damage to theirs. I told them to contact me if they noticed any problems after the fact.

You've got to behave in the way the world should be...not how it is, or it will never be that way.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:53 PM   #51
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You've got to behave in the way the world should be...not how it is, or it will never be that way.
This is true. Plus you sleep a lot better at night.



plus with some of the shit I've been through, I have no idea how other people sleep at night
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:22 PM   #52
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Estimate is $3,700

YIKES!
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:29 PM   #53
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Oh. And the building manager witnessed him hitting it, so I should be fine. E-mailed him the estimate. Waiting for response.
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:44 PM   #54
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Oh. And the building manager witnessed him hitting it, so I should be fine. E-mailed him the estimate. Waiting for response.



stand by for........wait for it.....

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Old 01-11-2013, 03:46 PM   #55
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Estimate is $3,700

YIKES!
Told you.
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:56 PM   #56
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Guy just walked into my office and handed me a check for the full amount payable to the dealer. Told me it was the last time he's parking next to me. We chatted for a while about business and shook hands and parts are on order.
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:03 PM   #57
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Guy just walked into my office and handed me a check for the full amount payable to the dealer. Told me it was the last time he's parking next to me. We chatted for a while about business and shook hands and parts are on order.
I'll eat my words, nice to hear that there are still people out there that take responsibility for their mistakes, without any gripes and the shake of a hand.
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:00 PM   #58
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Guy just walked into my office and handed me a check for the full amount payable to the dealer. Told me it was the last time he's parking next to me. We chatted for a while about business and shook hands and parts are on order.
Still a major hassle, but I'd say that's a happy ending.
IMO, though, he shoulda had the check payable to you instead of the dealer.
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:03 PM   #59
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When I had a VFR, it was knocked over twice. Both time insurance took care of it. I'm not sure as to why you would not let them handle it. That's why we pay for it
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:04 PM   #60
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Guy just walked into my office and handed me a check for the full amount payable to the dealer. Told me it was the last time he's parking next to me. We chatted for a while about business and shook hands and parts are on order.
And that is the way professionals handle things. Good on both sides.
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