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Old 05-28-2011, 12:28 AM   #1
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Car parked, hit by UHaul...

Hey everyone, so the story is while i was at work this evening, i left my car parked LEGALLY on the street beside the shop. I was notified by a coworker that I had been hit, didn't believe him but anyways turns out a Uhaul truck sideswiped my car, denting and scraping my two driver side doors, rear fender and mirror.

I went to the police station to file a report but i was told both drivers need to be present, so will have to get that sorted out tomorrow morning. Anyone ever deal with a Uhaul hit? I got the Uhaul ins. number policy etc. and I have a witness so hopefully all will go smoothly.. I am wondering wether my ins company will go after uhaul or the driver, or maybe i deal directly with uhaul. I find out tomorrow once my ins company calls me back anyways.

If anyone has ever dealt with a Uhaul hit please feel free to chime in!

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Old 05-28-2011, 12:55 AM   #2
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Darn, the Uhaul didn't move as smoothly as the little furry animal.

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Old 05-28-2011, 12:58 AM   #3
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It kind of depends on if the person driving the uhaul had the extra insurance or if their standard policy covers rental trucks (many don't) If the driver of the uhaul admitted fault and is cooperating then things should go smoothly, altho expect it to take a few months before your car is "whole" again.
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Old 05-28-2011, 01:25 AM   #4
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This honestly could be easy and clean (I hope for you) or a serious mess. It depends on what the UHaul driver did when he(she) rented the vehicle. If he told them that he'd let it ride on his existing insurance then you're not dealing with UHaul anymore but the responsible parties insurance carrier, under their guidlines for insuring the insured in another vehicle. Many of the things covered by UHauls insurance go out the window, but I think more where he's concerned than yours. It will extend the litigation though, for sure.
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Yeah, I was told that it was a moving company and he pays for the uhaul insurance. Me not even being in the car and being parked 100% legally, all fault rests on him. I also have a witness. So hopefully Uhaul pays out. I am expecting a call back before wednesday, and otherwise i'll have my insurance company go after his personal one if uhaul fails. Thanks for the input guys! Sad to see my car hurt like this, but coulda been much worse. I would have lost it (even more than I did) if he had hit the front of my car.
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I would at least go ahead and call your insurance and let them know whats up.
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Call your insurance and also contact the nearest uhaul and tell them one of their trucks probably has black scrapes on it from hitting your car.

Try to find some security video as well.
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It kind of depends on if the person driving the uhaul had the extra insurance or if their standard policy covers rental trucks (many don't) If the driver of the uhaul admitted fault and is cooperating then things should go smoothly, altho expect it to take a few months before your car is "whole" again.
Admitted fault? he hit a parked car... how could OP have been at fault? Did his car jump out at the truck?
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Admitted fault? he hit a parked car... how could OP have been at fault? Did his car jump out at the truck?
Not gonna lie, i giggled.
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I went to the police station to file a report but i was told both drivers need to be present, so will have to get that sorted out tomorrow morning.
Why not fill out a report for hit and run since you had a witness and all the UHaul truck info?
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Yeah unless they left a note or made some kind of attempt to contact you file a hit and run
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OP, just curious - what's happened with this?
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Admitted fault? he hit a parked car... how could OP have been at fault? Did his car jump out at the truck?
It seems obvious but with anything, a confession is better than a witness.
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I called and they eventually sent me a check.. I can post more details after work tonight... I want to help you out because so many ppl get F@CKED by uhaul hit an runs
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That is sad. Where did it happen?
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I called and they eventually sent me a check.. I can post more details after work tonight... I want to help you out because so many ppl get F@CKED by uhaul hit an runs
Wow yeah that is what I have heard. As for now, Uhaul ins. company is waiting for my ins. company to call them. I have spoken with the moving company owner who rented the truck and he does not deny anything etc. He has given me all the info i need. Hopefully this goes down smoothly, I'll be calling them tonight about it.

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It seems obvious but with anything, a confession is better than a witness.
True, I have both! Turn out my witness is a well respected lawyer in the area. (Divorce lawyer however).

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That is sad. Where did it happen?
Happened while parked at my evening job, friday at 7:30. Fresh Air Experience, it's a bike/ski shop located on Wellington street just past Holland ave.

Damage quote was btwn 3300-3900 at various locations. Hard to see it in the pics but my front door has a monster dent in it, need a new one for sure. The rest should be repairable no problems. On the plus side, I needed to get my rear towhook cover painted, nows my chance...
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I work at StatCan, on tunneys pasture, not that far...
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