see http://inlinediesel.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID 1 for pictures.
my wife had just left a stop sign and was driving approximately 30mph in a
35mph zone on a city street. a truck pulling out of a bank parking lot
somehow "didnt see" my wife in her quad cab long bed 1 ton truck and he
t-boned her. my wife and the kids are all fine, my son who was sitting at
the door that got directly whacked never even stopped playing his video
as you can see the door is crushed, the bed is crushed, and the pillar that
goes between the back of the door and the bed is also crushed. to say im
"angry" would be an understatement. her truck that stickered for nearly
$45,000 has just been devalued. when it comes time to trade or sell, carfax
will show its been wrecked and you know what that does to the value of a
what i really dont understand is that the highway patrolman didnt write the
driver of the other truck a ticket for anything. it was clearly his fault,
he claimed the sun was in his eyes (although my wife had headlights on due
to dusk setting in!), he impacted her truck, yet he didnt get a ticket? the
reason this concerns me is that im afraid this will hurt our ability to
collect from his insurance company, or does this really even matter? i
called the highway patrol who told me that they dont determine the fault of
an accident....told me that was a misconception about their role. is there
something different about montana law or is it that way everywhere?
im also wondering what my realistic rights are here. the pillar between the
door and the bed cannot be replaced, and i dont want to continue making a
$700 payment on a truck thats been bondo'd.
i have an appointment to see an attorney, but am wondering now what i can
expect. i know accidents happen but were it not for his
our truck wouldnt be smashed now.
Nathan W. Collier