There's another single-vehicle collision accident file going on right now. Guy backed his truck into a concrete post he couldn't see, and wants us as owners to pay for it.
As a matter of policy, we never pay for single vehicle collisions, because, hey, it's not usually the fault of the stationary object that you have damage to your vehicle. You were controlling that vehicle. The stationary object did not run into you.
Anyway, we had this letter come in, and I was instructed to say buzz off. I did so. A driver should only proceed where he knows the way is clear. He's lucky that it wasn't something more serious (such as backing into a kid, which it could easily have been).
The guy isn't accepting our rejection as an answer.
Apparently, it makes a difference that he was driving a truck instead of a car. If you drive a truck, I suppose it excuses you from having to see where you're going?
And the driver has 'consequent anxiety and distress'. Well, that's his own fucking fault, now, isn't it?
There's also a nice bit about it being 'unfortunate that I chose to ill-advise' my client. And if I write you a letter, and you have the name of my firm and my name, why the fuck are you addressing the letter "Dear Sir/Madam"?
Anyway, it looks like this one is going to have legs, which is unfortunate.