Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Tad Award: We've been served

Welp, it's official. Sei and I are being sued. I'm not worried about it at all. Our car insurance is providing the lawyer, so it's not a big deal. But this guy deserves a Tad Award and a kick in the butt. I know y'all are busy and don't have time to go read all my old posts, so I'll give you a quick recap. Last July Sei and I were in a car wreck. We were headed east and had turned left (north) onto a street. We had passed the house we were looking for, so Sei was turning almost an immediate left into a drive way for us to turn around. Well, Mr. P (as I will call him from now on) comes north across 5 lanes of traffic (speeding obviously) and then he notices we're turning into the driveway. So what does he do? He swerves around us to the left!! He rammed into our left front fender and the whole front fender fell off except for a little part hanging on. Mr. P jumps out of his car (which had a scratch down the right side now) and stands there with his hands up in the air yelling, "What the F&#K were you thinkin' Man?!?!" I got out to keep Sei from getting in a fight and the guy keeps cussing at us and yelling. Then he walks over to his car and yells "F^#K!!!" really loud & kicks it. Sei just ignored him and called the cops. I stared at Mr. P like he is a complete loser and said, "We're all fine I think. I'm gonna check on my babies." (Taj wasn't even 3 at the time and Livie was almost 6 months.) His face was like, "Crap." He got all nice, "Oh, you have kids in there? Are they ok?" I just wanted to say "Shut up you freakin' butthole and go kick your car some more."
When the cop got there Mr. P told him we were bustin' a U and he was trying to avoid us. Again- why would he swerve left instead of right or since we were in front of him, why didn't he stop? Doesn't make sense. Obviously speed had to have been a factor. Anyway- the cop didn't assign fault to anyone. He knows that the way the guy swerved didn't make sense, but since Sei didn't use a signal (Sei doesn't think he did since he had just turned...) it put him in a weird situation.
Anyway... Mr. P went to the freakin' hospital that nite claiming his neck hurt. Um, ok. It was our van that was thrown 10-15 feet. His SUV had a scratch on the right fender. And usually if you're gonna be stiff or whatever it's the next day. I knew he was gonna be the type to try to get money out of it. So now, over a year later, we have been served with a lawsuit. He's suing for more than $25,000 for medical bills and pain and suffering. I told Sei that I could come up with some injuries. We could blame Taj's temper tantrums on the accident or something...
I am SOOOOOO hoping we go to court. The only witnesses besides the drivers were me and Mr. P's friends. So, the insurance company said that if his friends were gonna be witnesses, than so could I. I would LOVE to be on the witness stand and say, "Maybe Mr. P injured himself when he jumped out of his car screaming profanities at us or perhaps when he kicked his car he pulled something..." It's all ridiculous and rather comical, I think. It will be interesting to see how it turns out.
So anyway... Mr. P, instead of $25,000 you get a fish trophy. Congrats butthead. :P

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32 comments:

glittersmama said...

Who swerves left? What a moron.

nikko said...

Oh my. What a dork. Can't wait to hear how it turns out.

Yvonne said...

Why are people so sue-happy???? So glad you are not a worrier. Keep us "posted".

Dana said...

What a jerk! People never cease to amaze me.

tara said...

that is lame. he doesn't have a leg to stand on. love the new look too... btw. He definitely deserves the TAD!

Tricia said...

I just do not understand people now days. Praise God you were all ok. Keep us posted.
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Nobody said...

LOL at "who swerves left?"

Um, you have a really good attitude about this. Good for you for not getting worked up. I would be SO worked up. Instead, give him a TAD award. Because then we get to enjoy his stupidity too.

I know what P stands for, by the way.

Jean Knee said...

what a tad ass. Iwas at a dead stop behind a stalled car, some guy tried to swerve to avoid me, hit me. The cops came but since no one was hurt they don't write a report, the guy told the cop the truth. then of course he lied to the insurance company and tried to get a claim on my insurance, he gets a tad too. tad hole

omar said...

1) Salutations! (I follow directions, sometimes.)

2) What a loser that guy is! Sorry that you all have to go through that.

3) Tell 5th grade Tori:) that I love her shirt.

Tori :) said...

glittersmama- My thoughts exactly!!

nikko- I'm hoping it turns out that he ends up out a lot of money in lawyer fees and still loses. :)

yvonne- I know. I joke about suing people all the time. I can't believe some of the things people sue over.

dana- Ditto.

tara- Thanks Tara. I was bored with my other template.

tricia- Thanks so much.

Nobody- His last name starts with P, but I can think of a few other things it could stand for too! I'm too lazy to get worked up.

jean knee- Tad ass and tadhole, nice. I like those adjectives.

Omar- WELCOME 2nd male commenter EVER! (Not counting my husband...) 5th grade Tori :) says "Thanks. It draws attention away from my bucked teeth."

swampbaby said...

Aaagh! Jerk! What would be funny is if y'all end up getting $25k out of it. Hey, yeah, counter-sue!

CHEL said...

Why is it that us Americans are so sue happy?? What a loser! Take that tad award with you on the stand and be ready to present it when he LOSES!!

normanbatesmomma said...

People are so money hungry and all it brings is trouble. Just ask the little blonde that stayed the night in our motel after stealing a lot of cash from her employer...

Katie said...

Ugh. What a loser. I'm glad NO ONE GOT HURT. I hope it's thrown out and he gets in trouble for filing a bogus suit.

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

HOWDEEEEEEE

I loved "shut up you freakin butthole and go kick your car some more." I could hear your voice. :) hee heeeeee

I hope you get to go to court too. That guy will come out looking like a total gomer.

Tori :) said...

Sister- Yeah, my neck has been really sore lately...

Chel- I should make him a certificate or something with a link to my blog so he can see how many people think he sucks.

NBM- You crack me up. You're right: Greed is the root of all evil.

katie- Yes, we were lucky he didn't actually hit Sei or Taj. I'm pretty sure it'll get thrown out unless the insurance company decides to settle to save $$.

Millie- You hear my voice? Is it the only voice in your head or do you have several? Don't listen to me. I'm nothing but trouble. :D

Amanda said...

What an idiot! Sorry you guys have to deal with this! You have a great attitude though, I'd probably be freaking out.

Kayelyn said...

Blogging is so therapeutic. You don't get all worked up over a guy who by his poor choices nearly killed two of the men in your life, says BIG potty words in front of your children, then doesn't even apologize or ask for a bar of soap, and. . . . . you give him an award. Healthy mentality I tell ya.

Can I come watch the court room drama? I need some good funny material to blog about;)

Lisa M. said...

Oh good heavens!

Lisa said...

Wow--Loser!

Nancy Face said...

I'm sorry you're being put through this garbage...it stinks big time! >:(

I have no patience for mean nasty people, especially the ones who lie through their teeth and spout profanity...grr!

I hope you DO get your chance to testify...you'd make Mr. P shrivel like a worm in the sun, bahaha! >:D

I'm still giggling about yesterday's post...I was kissing my hubby and suddenly busted out laughing...he was offended until I shared with him "Have I Told You Lately" and "Broken Arms!" Tee hee! :D

Stepherz said...

I think it's unfortunate that people work the system like that. If Utah is like CO, then the injured person has to pay out of pocket for their medical. They later sue and get reimbursed for those expenses via the settlement. This usually deters people from crying wolf because most people don't want to pay out of pocket for something that isn't really ailing them. But he probably has health insurance that paid for those visits. What a turd.

I'm just glad you and your family weren't hurt. It sounds like this guy is super selfish to not even ask how you were-- regardless of who was at fault. Thanks to him and people like him, we pay big bucks for insurance. It's really unfortunate.

Best wishes, sweetie. I know how this kind of thing bums you out. Been there, done that.

Lauren said...

Oh my gosh...what an IIIIIIDDDDIOT!!! He deserves a beating...

Suzanne said...

Stupid jerk! I'm with Nobody! I know exactly what the P stands for!

Oh, and Tori, I love your new blog style and profile pic! That's one hot mama! :D

heidi lou said...

hhahaha what a freaking LOSER!
it's a good thing you can have such an upbeat attitude of it though, I probably would have thrown my comp out the window. :) good luck with everything!

David said...

Idiots. Twice I've been hit by uninsured motorists. Have I sued? No! Good luck!

elasticwaistbandlady said...

I just got slammed by an uninsured illegal alien who totalled my truck.

Yes, by all means Mr. Bush, keep the borders open and allow law breakers to flood in. Us hard-working Americans just love having life and limb jeopardized.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

oh, and this guy sounds like a textbook case of lawsuit fishing. I'd be interested to know how many times he's pulled this crap before.

My SIL works at a Montessori school and two cars barely collided doing 2 mph in the carpool driveway. The one guy sued for medical costs and injuries. WTF??!!?

Anonymous said...

Hello, Tori - just a comment from an accidental visitor. (No pun intended.)

It is a sorry state of affairs, but as an insurance industry veteran, I can tell you that the likelihood of the suit's making it into a courtroom is extremely slim. $25K is "nuisance" litigation to an insurance company. It will be more cost-effective for the corporate counsel to negotiate an out-of-court settlement than it will be to try the case, so that's what will happen. Your Mr. P will probably accept an offer in the neighborhood of $15K-$17K, maybe lower, and that will be the end of it. He's a garden-variety personal injury plaintiff. People like that know the ropes, are looking for a quick windfall and are counting on a settlement offer, rather than a court date.

A third of that will go to his ambulance-chaser attorney, and the doctor who is in cahoots with the lawyer will receive a cut from the lawyer. (They all have "special" docs and chiropractors on speed-dial, willing collaborators in the treatment of the injured party.)

And then, the litigation costs will be passed along to you and other policyholders in the form of rate increases. Lather, rinse, repeat. It's a shame.

Kat

Tori :) said...

Kat- Unfortunately our insurance company told us the likelihood of going to court would be slim. I figure they will settle out of court. What's funny is this guy has the same insurance company as me and they denied his claim and put him at fault. Thanks for your input!

Gretch said...

so go open a can of W. A** on him!!
Go girl!

No Cool Story said...

>:(
I'm glad they put him at fault. jerk.
Double >:P to him.

"Shut up you freakin' butthole" HAH!