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My car was damaged

On April 22, I was in a meeting and after the meeting around 5pm, I had come out to see a broken sign from the company WB Contracting that broke off what it was connected to and slammed into my car, leaving a long scratch, breaking my windshield liner and some more scratches.

I contacted the company and it went straight to the answering machine. I got busy for a week so I couldn’t contact them for a few days, and when I finally came in contact again, there was a lady at the building. Who I talked to, and she rudely told me I’m coming a week later for this. She took my contact information, and told me the boss would call. Which never happened.

So i went again yesterday, with pictures to them and also a quote on how much the damage is. The lady there started yelling at me, telling me she’s the general manager.. (Like cool, you’re a general manager, congrats on the promotion?) Again, she as well took my contact information and told me the boss would contact me, and just this morning he’s contacted me. And quite rudely did he respond. Started telling me I’m on his business property, when I was parked on city roads, told me I moved his gigantic sign and threw it at my own car. And then telling me he will not offer to help at all. And then proceeded to call me a scammer and a fraud.

I’m really not sure what to do with this, since police said they will not help at all. First they told me sure they’ll look into it, then second time going there they said they won’t help at all. Since it’s a civil matter. Damage is over $2000, and I’m not sure how I’d pay that, nor do I have an idea on how to make them pay for it.

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  1. If someone’s property damaged your car then they should pay for repairs. I do have be question and I’m pretty sure your insurance company might ask the same…..why are you parked so close to the sign? Was the sign loose when you parked there? Can you prove the sign came loose while you were in the meeting. I love the paint on my car and I can tell you I never park that close to anyrhing!

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  2. Looks like you have to take them to small claims court though I hope you have better pictures because what I can see in the picture it looks like you backed into the lower sign and scraped your car, not sure why you would park so close to a sign that seems to be implanted in the ground…

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  3. contact your insurance company with the details. They will do all the legwork for you

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    • No way to prove who is in the wrong so insurance will cover it of course but rates will go up for 5 years and that increase will amount to a lot more than 2 thousand dollars

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    • Theresa, this type of damage would go under comprehensive, not collision. Rates would not increase at all. I hit a coyote 2 years ago and damaged my front end. Went through insurance, comprehensive, and the bumper replacement was completely covered. My rates never changed

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  4. Jena Olson Jena Olson says:

    It doesn’t really look like it’s fallen. It’s staying still mid air despite being bent backward by the car. It looks like the car has reversed and detached the sign.

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  5. Jena Olson Jena Olson says:

    The sign fell and pushed your windshield liner off and stayed bent without falling to the ground? Looks like you backed into it to me.

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  6. Although I hope you have better photos than that…. Because it looks like you backed into the sign….

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  7. Let your insursnce company know everything they should handle it for you

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  8. I do not understand why you would leave it so long

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    • Pretty sure he explained that in the second paragraph

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    • Bobby Sam Bobby Sam says:

      Ashely, you are always so nasty and cutting. Why?

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    • I am not meaning to be I can only write the words I cant interpret the tone in how you will read them.

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    • I am just saying that it would have been a priority for me…If someone came to me a week after and claimed damage I would have been very very sceptical

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    • Ashley Gaulton So busy that he could not go in, so busy that he could blow off the possibility of 2000 dollars….The only way I could see that happening to me is if someone in my close family was very very ill …and of course that is a possibility but I strongly suspect if that was the case they would ahve said that

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    • True I assumed when he said he called and recieved the voice mail that he had left a message and was waiting for response from them. I can see what you are saying. I guess without all information it is left up to interpretation.

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  9. Agree with Jeremy Brazier. Also though you could contact the company that the construction company is building for. If they know their contracted workers are damaging property and not taking reponsibility they will not take lightly to it.

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  10. Chelle Bee Chelle Bee says:

    Take em to court

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  11. Doesn’t really add up. Think again how that car parked there in the first place

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  12. Typical, blames the company for THEIR mistake.

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  13. I hate these types of things! Thousands of dollars of damage and by the time you factor in lost time at work and such…you end up owing money.

    I reported damage behind a glass repair shop after hours. I found a ton of glass broken all across the alleyway. Called the police and I got a guy that told me off bad. To never call them again for such a stupid matter. To let the owner of the company call them in the morning and file a vandalism complain themselves.

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  14. Cindy Dato Cindy Dato says:

    Call the trouble shooters at Global.

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  15. Just go through insurance. They will take care of the damage. It will go under comprehensive, not collision, so your rates will not change.

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  16. You can take the company to small claims court for the cost of your insurance deductible afterwards

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