double semi stops at stop sign,i am right behind him he backs up to let another semi turn left the semi in front strikes my auto causing $1366 dmg

i stated i was apx 20′ behind my wife stated apx 10′ driver states he only back up 2′ yet knocks 3 holes in my bumper damages shock material apx 3″ thick and behind thar bends steel support frame that is apx 3″ wide b1’4″ thick bends apx 1/.2″. insurance denies claim over phone stating refused due to inconsistent in distant that he backs up.he states that he could not see me.true do to fact that he had large wide dump semi-double.we are on flat surface and my claim is that you don’t sop at stop sign and then back up if you don’t know what behind you.his claim that 2′ is untrue.dmg shows that

Asked on July 2, 2009 under Accident Law, Oregon

Answers:

B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

It's time to get a lawyer.  It's true that your statement and your wife's were inconsistent, about the distance you left between your car and the truck, but that difference doesn't mean anything here, I'd say.  Your attorney will want to see the police reports, any written statement copies you have, letters from the insurance company, and the rest of the paperwork and the facts, to give you reliable advice.

Insurance companies deny claims all the time.  That doesn't mean that they're always right when they do that, and sometimes it takes a lawyer to persuade them to "reconsider."  One place you can look for the attorney to help you with this claim is our website, http://attorneypages.com

B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

It's time to get a lawyer.  It's true that your statement and your wife's were inconsistent, about the distance you left between your car and the truck, but that difference doesn't mean anything here, I'd say.  Your attorney will want to see the police reports, any written statement copies you have, letters from the insurance company, and the rest of the paperwork and the facts, to give you reliable advice.

Insurance companies deny claims all the time.  That doesn't mean that they're always right when they do that, and sometimes it takes a lawyer to persuade them to "reconsider."  One place you can look for the attorney to help you with this claim is our website, http://attorneypages.com


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