Rear ended by industrial truck

By | October 27, 2018

Hey all, I’m the proprietor of a 14 F150 and not too long ago acquired right into a collision. It was my first accident and I’m confused on what I ought to do. 2 Weeks in the past I used to be rear ended by a industrial supply truck whereas I used to be ready to make a flip at an intersection. I used to be hit nearer to my rear proper and my truck spun about 45 levels. The motive force admitted that the brakes didn’t work and this was additionally filed within the police report as effectively. His entrance bumper flipped again and sliced his tire however my truck mattress pushed into the cab of my truck damaging the bumper, tailgate, and likewise the cab on my truck. It was drivable however I may hear whistling coming and likewise there was a vibration that I did not have earlier than. After I drove off, the proprietor of the corporate for the truck known as me and requested to settle with out insurance coverage and I kindly declined and filed a declare by means of my insurance coverage later that day. BTW I had full protection on my Truck with a 500 deductible, by means of GEICO. Additionally the opposite driver was given 2 citations. 1 for the accident and one other one for driving w/o legitimate license. The accident occurred on a Friday, and on Monday I took the Truck to a close to by GEICO specific restore store they advisable. This store can be a Ford seller. I needed to take it there contemplating if I get it mounted I would like individuals who know Ford automobiles to repair it. The KBB for my Truck is about $32Ok. First, Geico mentioned 11okay and 17 days to repair however 5 days later they added one other 5k, for a complete of 17okay to repair the truck. Additionally the restore date reset to 17 days nonetheless. After the accident I informed the police I used to be not injured nevertheless later that day I began to really feel again ache. My sister has again ache from an accident she was in, however she discovered it was as a result of accident some time later, so I didnt need to make the identical mistake. On monday I went to the physician as effectively. It was an expresscare as a result of my laptop physician couldnt organize an appointment for one more week. I used to be informed to go to therapeutic massage and take some drugs for every week. I have been taking the drugs however I nonetheless have days the place my again offers me nice discomfort. I’ll return this coming monday to the physician. I’ve additionally been to therapeutic massage as soon as and have one other appt tomorrow. So that is principally the again story. A few of my associates instructed I should not have taken my truck to specific store and waited for an adjuster to offer me a worth first. Additionally what are some issues I’ll have performed improper that I could possibly repair now or know higher for subsequent time, god forbid? Ought to I discover an lawyer? One among my foremost considerations was, I used to be desirous about buying and selling/promoting my truck after this winter. Is the accident going to make it lose an excessive amount of worth? Is there an opportunity GEICO should buy the automotive from me as a result of the restore worth is greater than half the automobiles worth, or possibly the seller the truck is getting mounted at can? Or what different options would you give? Sorry for the lengthy publish, I simply have loads of data coming from throughout and dont actually know what to do. Thanks and keep protected submitted by /u/eturkyolu [link] [comments]