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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by flyin flattie, May 30, 2011.

  1. Hi, Sophia-

    PLEASE consult an attorney !!!!
    As I thought, that Semi driver was supposed to take a drug and alchohol test RIGHT after the accident. If he didn't, and the Police let him walk (with a smile on his face, no less, I don't think I could have taken that, somebody wrecks my car and totals it and then smiles, there is likely going to be a really pissed off Irishman that would "Total" that truck driver!!)
    If he didn't drug and booze test, the Company he drives for, the Police that were on scene at the accident, are going to be in deep doo-doo.
    GET AN ATTORNEY !! Find one that doesn't brush his teeth; he *sharpens* them every morning. They will take the case, and only take a portion (usually 30-33%) of what they get for you.. if you don't win anything, they get nothing. It sounds, from what you and your boyfriend have said, that there would be attorneys standing in line to get this case...

    Best of luck, and please let us know how this all turns out.
    Just out of curiosity, who is your insurance carrier for the T-Bird?
  2. Blue
    Joined: May 31, 2001
    Posts: 202


    Gutted! The 'Bird was looking so sweet.
    Very glad to hear Sophia came out of it ok. She was very lucky. And how staunch to carry on and try to enjoy the rest of the weekend! Both of you in fact.

    I sincerely hope the damn truck driver gets what he deserves, and more.
    All the best for a good outcome from this.

    Nice Chevy too!
  3. general gow
    Joined: Feb 5, 2003
    Posts: 6,283

    general gow
    Staff Member

    i stared at that thing for a long time too, jeff. so rad...

  4. nolly
    Joined: May 14, 2007
    Posts: 225


    Sophia: Goddess of Wisdom & God's Wife
    Your family certainly gave you the appropriate name!!!;)
    Real shame the T-bird can't be rebuilt!! Hope you make a full recovery. That bloke of yours is a keeper!!!:p
  5. stude_trucks
    Joined: Sep 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,755


    Damn Timmy, just caught this thread. Wow, glad Sophia is ok as well as the other folks too. Could have easily been way worse especially with a semi involved. Awful. It sucks dog crap, but the car is just a car and can be fixed or just move onto a new project if really totalled.

    Your car is looking great by the way.
  6. bob-o
    Joined: Aug 12, 2007
    Posts: 314


    I heard about that accident, I'm glad your girl is alright. Metal can be replaced, flesh is a lil trickier.
  7. banditomerc
    Joined: Dec 18, 2005
    Posts: 2,292


    Glad you guys are good. Don't hang 'em up...get back to santa Maria next year with a new ride !
  8. Deadender60
    Joined: Sep 3, 2004
    Posts: 977


    Damn.. When I saw you guys cruising Friday night I didn't know all this had happened.. Glad she's all right!

  9. redlinetoys
    Joined: May 18, 2004
    Posts: 4,301

    from Midwest

    Yikes! Scary photos. The people (person?) in the sport ute ok?

    Super that your girl wasn't hurt and terrible that gorgeous bird took the toll.

    I agree with the advice above regarding an attorney. Insurance companies will definitely give you the run around, no matter how great they sound when they first talk with you. There will be someone there whose job is to contact you guys and try to find some minor reason why you shouldn't get the full benefits due. Be very careful what you say to them.

    Keep us informed how this one goes. Maybe it will help the next person as well.

    Keep your chins up!
  10. All i can say is WOW! So sorry about the bird and I'm glad everyone is alright. You're both real troopers to still make it to the show. Do i see a rebuild thread in the future?
  11. hitman912
    Joined: Apr 28, 2010
    Posts: 196


    Keep us updated on this shit man. Get some settlement money and get that T-Bird just the way it was.
  12. flyin flattie
    Joined: Oct 13, 2005
    Posts: 457

    flyin flattie

    thanks everyone thought I would show you the 3 stage pearl. The other picture didnt show it that well.
  13. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
    Posts: 9,819


    What rotten luck you had! I'm glad you guys pressed on and continued with your plans for the weekend, though.

    Best wishes to Sophia in finding another nice ride, and I hope she's able to take a couple of pounds of flesh from the truck driver!
  14. heywacha
    Joined: Feb 19, 2009
    Posts: 295

    from Orange, CA

    Good to hear she made it thru ok. And she still made it to the show??? WOW.
  15. magoozi
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 1,721

    from san diego

    Sorry to hear aboat your bird, glad your gal is alright, if you need any parts, Jerry at Hiltop Classics in San Marcos has parts, he is on Enterprize st. San Diego county, I heard a kid got killed in a 29 roadster p.u. on his way to Santa Maria, man it is getting scary to drive to shows.
  16. Damn that blows donkey. Glad to hear your girl is OK though.
  17. Roadagent2
    Joined: Apr 15, 2010
    Posts: 243


    Sorry to hear about your bad experience. At least nobody was seriously injured.....except your poor T-Bird.
  18. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 34,090


    As stated the Company should have and maybe did send him in to their testing facility. The cops do not have to do it if their is no suspicion.

    Also, there is a new system to track driver records and DOT employees called CSA 2010. It is a rolling window looking at 2 years driving history and is retroactive when instituted. It is separate from the CDL and state records. In essence bad drivers with accidents, inspection violations and tickets are going to be weeded out of the system. They are also watching abuses from DOT personal at scales and such. Regardless of the drug test this driver will get a few points on his record that DO MATTER. We could look him up down the line and see his history.

    As said, get a lawyer that knows these new laws and the trucking industry. We don't need bad drivers in this business. There are enough cell phone texting soccer moms to worry about.
  19. farmergal
    Joined: Nov 28, 2010
    Posts: 2,074

    from somewhere

    THIS!!! ^^^^^

    My boyfriend drives heavy wreckers and trucks and his CDL is the same way. One little teensy thing and you're screwed. Around here; semi-truck accidents are NOT taken lightly and all drivers involved must pass drug & alcohol testing, etc.

    I would be getting the name of the trucking company and contacting them IMMEDIATELY. Ensure they know of the situation; and send pictures for further proof. I wouldnt be signing anything until youve talked to both the trucking company as well as the police department who handled it. I'd be going there and demanding an explanation as to why no drug or alcohol test was given; and why such humour was used when multiple people's lives were in serious danger with this accident. If they dont want to deal with it; go to the next person above their heads. Dont settle for average in this one. If it was handled properly then it would be a different story...but it wasn't in this case.

    Truck drivers are supposed to be professionals who respect and care for the safety and well-being of themselves and others on the road. after all; they are driving weighted freight trains down the road.

    Im glad your girl is seeming okay right now. Tell her to take it easy for a few days. Accident pains have a horrible reputation of coming back to haunt and can lead to more serious issues; even if nothing was diagnosed from the outside. Lots of rest will do some good in the healing process. Im glad everyone was okay.
  20. hotrodladycrusr
    Joined: Sep 20, 2002
    Posts: 20,762


    You two sure handled the situation far better then I would have. Glad to hear only minor injuries.

    Like othesr have said, hire an attorney immediately and let the attorney do the talking on your girlfriends behalf. They are the professional and the last thing you want to do is say the wrong thing and it be held against you. No way I would talk to the trucking company or driver himself, nothing good could come of that.
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2011
  21. texasred
    Joined: Dec 3, 2008
    Posts: 1,099

    from Houston

    Glad no one was killed . best pictures of a custom lexis that i have seen...
  22. 56 Frame Dragger
    Joined: Jan 4, 2011
    Posts: 1,212

    56 Frame Dragger

    Sorry about your T-Bird that sucks I know the pain. Thank You for all the sweet photo's but most of all thank God you guys all walked away
  23. flyin flattie
    Joined: Oct 13, 2005
    Posts: 457

    flyin flattie

    Hey guys, just wanted to give you an update since the police report has been released. Unfortunately, like we had expected, they are trying to fault Sophia. She has already submitted forms contesting this as well as a supplement to her statement since then officer left out probably the most important part, that she was hit. We have an adjuster coming tomorrow to look at the damage of the bird as well. It is sad that this has to happen but she is fighting it regardless. Wish us luck!
  24. THE_DUDE
    Joined: Aug 22, 2009
    Posts: 2,601


    Marry that girl man
  25. 133
    Joined: Dec 30, 2003
    Posts: 1,655


    bummer dude! i wouldn't be the least surprised that she is faulted in the accident because she is a woman.
  26. Oh HELL no !!!!

    It doesn't really matter if she was in her lane, and a "professional" driver decided that his vehicle needed to occupy that space.
    Okay, now they've ticked me off.


    and #3....

  27. Hoptup Jalop
    Joined: Sep 29, 2004
    Posts: 1,118

    Hoptup Jalop

    Dang Tim I just read this sorry to hear the bad news about the Bird (you did a great job on it when I saw it last btw) and most importantly that Sophia is OK. Glad you all still made the best given the circumstances!!
  28. lazyv8
    Joined: May 24, 2004
    Posts: 577


    unfortunatley, as soon as they see she only had her licence for a week at the time they probobly wont side with her.. crummy deal tho..hope you get that money!!!
  29. Zombie57Ranchero
    Joined: Oct 7, 2009
    Posts: 535


    Damn man i cant believe what happened to you're chicks tbird that sucks so much! But thank god no one was seriously injured and thats awesome you guys still went! I was checking out you're chevy its bad ass!
  30. flyin flattie
    Joined: Oct 13, 2005
    Posts: 457

    flyin flattie

    Well, we are still moving forward, today she speaks with the officer about her contesting statement and supplemental. An adjuster is coming out today to view the car's damage. The independent witness that was behind her may have made a huge flaw in his statement which may help her. He claims that she lost control of the car because her "rear suspension went out" and it lifted and then dropped. Considering the suspension is still completely intact, this is not possible. We believe and are now fighting that what he actually saw was her tire being popped after she was hit (which would cause her rear to lift and slam to the ground).

    Brandon, she had her license a lot longer than a week.

    Thank you all for the support!

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