What’s the difference between a bookie and an insurance company? The bookie won’t welsh on paying if you try to collect.
We just got done with a long, troubling fight with Safeco Insurance.
Early last April, my oldest kid’s car – a 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo – was sitting in front of his house one night at 2 AM. A drunk lady leaving a nearby bar plowed into it and split without stopping. Luckily, my son heard tires squealing and ran outside in time to get her license number as she sped off.
He gave the information to the police, who told him they thought it was likely a college student going home from a bar just down the street.
When the lady hit, the main point of contact was her car’s right front wheel – it hit on my son’s left rear wheel, smashing his car about a foot into the curb, and then forcing it maybe another foot forward along the curb.
Damaged in the crash were his two passenger side wheels, plus the wheel that took the initial impact, as well as some minor body damage at the point of impact. The crash also stripped the splines on his steering shaft and bent his left rear control arm.
The next day, my son went driving with a friend around the nearby university and in short order, he found the car. We turned that information over to the cops.