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Vehicle Damage

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Brad3403, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. Brad3403

    Brad3403 Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 392

    Has anyone had a claim, from a customer at a commercial site you plow, for damage to there vehicle from driving over a median covered in snow?
  2. excav8ter

    excav8ter Senior Member
    Messages: 554

    That's probably covered under their "driver stupidity" clause. :drinkup:
  3. Wilnip

    Wilnip Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    Deny the claim. You can't plow medians. You are not responsible for their stupidity.
  4. Flawless440

    Flawless440 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,543

    That would be a claim on their auto policy...

    I hate people
  5. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594


    All good answers.

    I wouldn't think you are liable for this, but...you never know.
  6. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,220

    I am pretty sure you are not responsible for stupidity. But in todays society of sue happy morons anything is possible.
  7. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    and I thought I was stupid
  8. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,700

    Ohhhhh mannnnnn
  9. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870


    I'm going with no here.
  10. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Was the lot plowed and they drove over the median? Or was it not plowed? Their argument may be that it is your fault because you hadn't plowed the lot...

    We need more details...!
  11. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,699

    You know I just had to.....

    We don't need no stinkin tires !

    Your honor, I was just driving too fast for the road conditions....

    What do you mean we can't park here ?

    Well, it's green and matches the trees..

    I was testing the antilock brakes and anti skid controls

    A squirrel jumped out in the road, and I swerved to miss it.

    A baby carriage rolled out in the road and I avoided it, but wound up on the side of the road.

    There was this pretty girl, and I looked at her butt as she was walking by, and next thing I knew I was on top of a mound of snow.


    Last edited: Jan 5, 2014
  12. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

    Hes married the last one he cant do :nod:
  13. JCByrd24

    JCByrd24 Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 232

    I'm pretty sure it'd be a first for the liability in a one vehicle accident to fall on anyone but the driver of the one vehicle, assuming no other person acted in a manor to cause the accident (brick off bridge, someone runs in street or throws something at car, ladies flashing driver, etc). Last one is likely drivers faults still, haha. Disclaimer: I'm not an expert but my wife and parents all work in insurance.
  14. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,980

    looks like a 360 spin!....wonder if there was ballast in the bed?
  15. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,699

    That's not true. I've been on a diet for the last 26+ years, and I check out the menu's all the time...:)
  16. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

    its ok I get flashed all the time when im plowing. But I dont end up on snow piles :D
  17. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,699

    Yeah, but men flashing you their junk, doesn't count.....:p
  18. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

    :laughing: you got me there.
  19. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,143

    Are you saying a person has filed a claim against you for damages caused by them driving into/over a island in a parking lot? Was there a curb involved? So the people are suing for damages that you caused when you hit their vehicle? Or are they suing because they don't know how to drive?
  20. Brad3403

    Brad3403 Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 392

    They are trying to submit a claim because THEY drove over a median and caused damage to their own vehicle. The lot had been plowed and there claiming its our fault for not clearing off the median.