Today I had a meeting with the lawyer. I arrived just after 10 am, only to find out my appointment was at 1 pm! Duh. I had some time to kill, so I mailed all of our Christmas card as well as some items for work, visited a friend whose twin boys are in the NICU (please keep them in your thoughts), had lunch with Skip and then headed BACK to the lawyer.
The lawyer is really great. It’s a woman, and she was very easy to talk to, very thorough and explained everything to me really well. She said the first thing she would be doing is sending a letter of representation to the opposing insurance and demand the immediate reimbursement of my out-of-pocket expenses for car rental and my deductible. Then she said for me to track my mileage and stuff and she will contact me in about 3 months as we won’t start going for medical costs and “pain and suffering” until I am completely healed. It is such a relief to know I don’t have to deal with the stupid dink from the opposing insurance any more! Continue reading »
I will start with Baby Boot Camp. I’ve had some comments from readers who are thinking of doing the same, and let me tell you, it was worth it! With the exception of one night, the boys have slept through the night every night since I did it! Sweet bliss! They still put up a good show when we put them in their cribs, but I’ve noticed once the door is shut, they know it’s time as they are quiet and go to bed like good little monsters. I don’t know why I didn’t put them through boot camp sooner… :)
Next is the December 7th accident. We got the estimate on the Pacifica, and it is around $4,600! I didn’t think it was that bad, but I guess it is. Luckily, my insurance is good and they’ve already sent the check for repairs and we’ll take it to the shop Monday. They’ve also already cut a check for new car seats — again! — and will arrange for a rental. Too bad it’s going to take a good 2 weeks for the vehicle to be repaired, and I wonder if Christmas is going to slow it down even more? I hope not! Continue reading »
The accident/insurance saga continues… Today, the at-fault party’s agent from the October 22nd accident called me and left a message saying that he needed to get a recorded statement from me. One and a half months after the fact! What the heck is this guy doing?! Later, I got a message from him letting me know he’d be out of the office the rest of the week. I didn’t give him a statement and tomorrow, I plan to contact his supervisor and raise hell. This is just ridiculous.
I called a lawyer for a consult and he talked to me, then wished me luck. Apparently, this isn’t worth his time/energy. I’m not sure. Now I am feeling hesitant to call another lawyer. It’s not like there’s big bucks to be made here, but I need help getting my money back from this stupid insurance company, and will probably need help with the subsequent accident. What a mess. Continue reading »