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Ron/PA    Posted 12-22-2004 at 09:43:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was just reading some of your story, and although I can't speak about Ga. I can tell you that in PA. you have a case. OK, at least in PA. I can tell you that I have lost a couple cases like yours, except that here, the driver was the only witness.
When I ran dumps, I bought a couple windshields, and a hood. Every time I had a problem I was empty. Here's what the one judge told me.
He didn't care if I was empty or not, if a truck in front of me dropped a stone, and it got picked up in the treads of my drive tires, and my mud flaps were not sufficient to contain it,, well it just became my rock.
My rock vs, your windshield, meant a very low Yuengling count at poverty patch that weekend. LOL
Don't walk away, keep looking. For what it costs here, I'd be trying if I were you.
Ron


marlowe    Posted 12-22-2004 at 15:59:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
in wisconsin we DO NOT have to run mud flaps on dumps or COVER the load ....


oslo in nc    Posted 12-22-2004 at 10:58:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
James; One point you made in defense of the dump truck was that it was empty. If it were truely empty the stone wouldn't have fallen out.


James(Ga)    Posted 12-22-2004 at 11:46:44       [Reply]  [No Email]

Hi oslo, Yes the truck was empty but the stones still came off the truck from somewhere that didnt get cleaned off good. But i'm finished with it and will make it good myself even thoug i believe their ins. should pay foe it. I'm old and cripple but still have good eye sight and very thankful for it. James


oslo    Posted 12-22-2004 at 17:02:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
James; The point that I was making was that if the truck were empty then no stones would be there to fall off. So, therefore that truck was not completely empty. There were obviously stones laying on the frame work of the dump, then as he is driving down the highway they will vibrate off and on to the road. fwiw


James(Ga)    Posted 12-22-2004 at 10:45:38       [Reply]  [No Email]

Hi Ron and thanks for your surport and taking time to reply.Since the sheriff of that county says i have no case without witness i though i would just drop it. Both Jenny and i saw it come off his truck not off the ground, in fact therte was two small rocks flew off one hit the cab and one hit the windshield, I have his name company phone number and insurence number, he worked for a company and not for his self. I,m afraid to turn it over to my ins. co because i have 250 deduckable and even if they dont pay a cent my ins. may go up because of a claim. Thanks and merry chirstmas. James


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