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Guy wrecked my vette on test drive :(

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  1. sct4a

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    No. Don't waste your time on this.

    Find his unit or base and call his commander. I guarantee you will be receiving an extremely prompt payment. In fact I would make one last call/text to the soldier that he has 24 hours to delivery payment otherwise you will be taking the issue up with his commander. I don't think civilians understand the ramifications of a phone call to his commander. Its far far far worse than some nobody small claims court judge could ever fathom bringing down on him.
     
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  3. dragonshoe

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    sct4a, I am trying to figure out who to contact, I have his name and street address, and am pretty sure he is a us army petroleum supply specialist. I don't know how to figure out what unit he is in.
     
  4. sct4a

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    Call the local base he is likely in this unit with that mos

    599th Transportation Brigade, Wheeler Army Airfield, Wahiawa, HI
     
  5. sparta49

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    What he said. It worked like a charm when I did it.
     
  6. WPOZZZ

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    Try this link to contact the garrison commander. Send email
     
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  8. dragonshoe

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    So after multiple calls, and emailing a copy of the police report to a M SSGT, I received this today from the soldier who wrecked my car:

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    Hi, sir.
    I know that you are trying to be reimbursed the $500 deductible you paid to your insurance company after they fixed your car.
    The same week of the accident, I went to legal and contacted a lawyer from the JAG office; I was advised no to send you any money which would incriminate myself.
    In cases of accidents with insured drivers, insurance companies should be the only ones contacted.
    I am sorry but I won`t pay you back the $500 deductible; feel free to take me to civil court.

    Sincerely
    SGT Diakhoumpa, Cheikh
    570 540 3418

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    Lesson learned, just because someone is dressed in military outfit, do not assume they will act with honesty and integrity!
     
  9. sparta49

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    Take him to court.
     
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    PLEASE take him to court.
     
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  13. WPOZZZ

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    I wholeheartedly agree!
     
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    Unworthy of the uniform. I dont want a dirt-bag like that defending my country. I keep seeing examples like this that makes me wonder who we are entrusting in to protect us. Disgraceful.
     
  15. dragonshoe

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    #37 dragonshoe, Mar 3, 2016
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    Set a date for small claims court in March. Sent a summons via registered mail, and somebody at his house signed for it, wish me luck!
    Sold my little BMW Z3 and picked up a 94 Corvette with low miles for now.
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  16. WPOZZZ

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    That looks really clean!

    Remember to bring all the correspondence between you, and him. Pics of the damage, repair estimates... Do you have anything stating he would reimburse the deductible? Was your asking price more than the insurance payout? If so, maybe you could hit him up for the difference, if he doesn't play ball.
     
  17. EarlyCat

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    What a standup guy. Yes, bring any documentation that you have. Court costs, parking, anything. What an irritation. Good luck.
     
  18. CornellCars

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    Compile a list of comparable vehicles and their high sale asking prices as well, bring that and push for diminished value and lost potential on top of the deductible - at the time you made the agreement you couldn't possibly have anticipated the total loss of the car which, in point of practice, very likely netted you less than you could potentially have received via sale of the car.
     
  19. enzo thecat

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    Great job dragonshoe! I hope you find justice.
     
  20. Innovativethinker

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    Uh, if he is on active duty you may not be able to use small claims. Check with the local court. He is following legal advice, which is what he should be doing.

    Only you know if you received more than you would have been willing to sell the car for.
     
  21. dragonshoe

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    I can't use small claims for active duty?
     
  22. Innovativethinker

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    Check with your local court.
     
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    Why does the lawyer advised him not to send money if he doesnt dispute the fact that he crashed the car?

    It's $500 ffs..He wants to have his name soiled for that little?
     
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    I'm not the lawyer nor do I know all the facts. I certainly do not know military law. Perhaps an accident could affect his career? I really don't know, but JAG must have had some reason.
     
  25. noone1

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    How much were you even selling it for? I really don't follow these cars, but $9K seems pretty good for a 1992 Corvette.
     
  26. dragonshoe

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    Well he agreed to pay it as damages for wrecking the car and having it go on my insurance, which my premiums have gone up due to the claim. So I don't know if it matters how much the car was worth.
     
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    Well, if you were paid out $X more than what you expected to get, then no big deal on the $X deductible, no?

    As for your premiums going up, that is just the risk you take by letting someone drive your car. You can't expect someone to reimburse you for the life of your insurance increase.
     
  28. Innovativethinker

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    So your policy has now renewed at a higher cost due solely to one no fault accident?

    That was fast.
     

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