Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Truck Tragedy

My brother Travis has had SF for years. He was hit by someone with SF
at the 1st of June 2016. The person who hit him was fully at fault.
Travis's SF agent Kirk knows that he has Parkinsons and had to retire
because stress at work was causing him physical harm. Kirk told Travis
he would take care of him so he did not get a lawyer. He was told by
SF that he would get enough to buy a replacement truck because his was
going to be considered totaled. He has a 93 dodge diesel club cab. The
right side was damaged not the motor or transmission. The truck was
drivable and still a work horse. SF had sent him a letter offering
$4500. He said he need more, SF said that they needed to pick it up
and bring it to an adjuster to be able to give him more. So he said ok
they said next week sometime they would pick it up. He has Parkinson's
so he some days he moves slow and others slower.  2 days later a tow
truck was at his yard. He thought that they would be getting him a
check for a replacement truck. He likes the older trucks because he
understands them. A 93 dodge truck that runs without known problems
sells for $8000 and if it is in great shape $15,000 and up. If the
truck needs a transmission or has death wobble, which means it needs
all new front end stabilizer parts you can find them for $4000 to
$5000.  SF picked up his truck on Friday July 29th. August 1 he called
to see when they were going to bring back his truck and they said they
would not give it back to him. Then SF called him and said they would
only give him $3800 because it was dirty and had a bad paint job.
After a week of SF stressing him I called on his behalf and SF said
they could not talk to me because he had not authorized me. He had to
talk to them several times before they allowed me to help him. When I
talked to Sheryl said we have his truck what are you going to do. She
is using their possession of his drivable truck as a negotiation if he
wants any $ he should take what she is offering. She was happy that
they had him without his reliable transportation. The fact that the
only truck he could find that ran without issues was a step down, reg
cab and cost  $7000. In my book a good deal for SF. He had to get a
$6000 loan to pay for it because he did not have full amount. The
longer SF drags it out the more interest that someone has to pay and
it should not be him. We have done told SF that he wants to buy back
his truck but they do not want to give it back to him. According to OK
law SF is suppose to pay for rental from when they took his truck but
they do not think they should. SF hoped that leaving him stranded
would break him down They do not even want to pay for what it cost to
buy a working dodge diesel. SF wants to see how much $ they can make a
victim be out. SF has caused him so much stress that he has froze up
more times last week then the months of March, April and May. SF logo
should be State Farms helping hands here to take you out.