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Old 12-09-2008, 07:32 AM   #31
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so, in a previous post i mentioned that the day after the accident we saw the driver almost cause another accident. well, after that my husband called and made a formal complaint to fedex about the driver. fedex told us that this driver does not work directly for fedex. he works for an outside contractor that delivers for fedex but it is still under the fedex umbrella. the fedex rep did assure me that the complaint is formally documented and that it will be given directly to the supervisor of the outside contractor. he also said that fedex is aware of the accident and that is does not look good for the driver that there is a formal complaint and that he almost caused another accident. actuall the fedex rep did not say "caused an accident" he said "was in another accident", i guess that they flat out refuse to admit any fault at all.

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Old 12-09-2008, 10:01 AM   #32
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Was that a 4way stop intersection?

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Old 12-09-2008, 10:10 AM   #33
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nope, only the fedex driver had a stop sign. i had the right of way. the road i was on was a main road.
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Damn I would have probably lost my cool and went off on the guy!
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:24 AM   #35
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ya, i probably would have too, but the only thing the guy said to me was "I'm ok, are you ok." I said "ya" in a not so happy way and then the guy went and stayed in his truck for the rest of the time. What i should have said is"Ya, you rotten b@st@rd, i'm gunna ram all of those oh so important packages so far down your throat you will be sh!tt!ng christmas presents for the next year." can you tell i'm still a little angry?
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:26 AM   #36
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i should have sicked my dog on him. she's a lab/rott mix so 100lbs of dog coming at him might have fixed his wagon. unfortunately she would only have licked him not ripped his arms off.
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Old 12-09-2008, 07:37 PM   #37
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Sorry to hear your misfortune and hope everything works out.

Reminds me of when I was at Wyotec going to school..
A guy that lived in a apartment next to mine was driving home to Texas on the interstate in his CJ7 fully restored.. ( it was perfect ) anyway a grayhound bus pulled out in front of him while he was going 65 and totaled it. He was in the hospital for a week. Greyhound settled with him before he was even out of the hospital for a large sum of money and bought him a brand new Rubi that he drove back to Wyoming the following month.. Last time I heard he had healed completely.

In my opinion Fedex should pony up for the damage and quit being A-holes and deliver my jeep parts that have not come yet
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Old 12-09-2008, 07:41 PM   #38
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hopefully your parts will come ups.
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Old 12-09-2008, 08:19 PM   #39
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jgano, i had this happen to me. But, the guy who hit me was an illegal-alien with no insurance. I noticed he had expired tags before I got out of my pick-up. This REALLY pissed me off. I got out of the truck and started picking up the peices of my pick-up that might cause problems for cars passing by, watching the other driver who wasn't getting out of his car. I walked to his car, his window was up and he looked OK. He kept looking away. So I asked him to exit his vehicle, he refused my offer. He could see I was mad I guess. So, I had all the car parts in my hands................ and proceeded to pelt his window with all of it until I was pulled away harshly by a cop who showed up that I did not see. The cop took statements from him and I, and still the guy would not get out of his car until I left.
My insurance had to pay for the accident, but I got some really cool after market parts. I don't know what ever happened to the other guy.
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Old 12-09-2008, 08:34 PM   #40
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wow, that sucks. at least i know this ass has insurance and major corporate backing. i am hoping that they replace the parts with aftermarket and not oem. i had a smittybuilt tube bumper and quick disconnects and some other aftermarket parts that were destroyed. the collision center said that they are required to give the vehicle back to me in the original condition (original meaning like it was before i was hit). so that is good, she said all i have to do is tell them what parts and where they can get them and they will replace them. hopefully tomorrow i will hear back about the damage report so i can start researching. btw, i will not be price shopping i am going to find the most expensive parts i can so that fedex can pay for them. and i am going to get them from quadratec b/c they only ship ups to my area, so they'll have ot pay for the shipping too. (i'm still pissed can you tell).
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Old 12-09-2008, 08:35 PM   #41
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i wonder if they'll replace my fenders with tueb fenders????? j/k, but i wish though.
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Old 12-09-2008, 08:38 PM   #42
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(i'm still pissed can you tell).
I sensed that........
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i wonder if they'll replace my fenders with tueb fenders????? j/k, but i wish though.
Actually, a lot of cool body shops (and yours sounds like one if they are willing to put on the aftermarket parts that were damaged and unclaimed insured items) will let you order things, say tube fenders, and just pay the difference in part price out of pocket. You mean need to pay another hour or two labor for tube fenders because they have some extra cutting/welding involved, but the fender will already be taken off anyway so it won't be much. Heck, some REALLY cool shops will over price a tad bit and give you a part or two that you really want...
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:24 AM   #44
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well, i got the estimate in the mail for the damage. it came to a whopping $6,024.91.
it needs new:
bumper
grille
parking lamp
hood
hood panels
fenders
fender flare
sway bar
quick disconnects
driver side mirror
cowel

as for repairs to the salvageable parts:
spring perch to be repaired
frame repair b/c it was "dented in" (whatever that means)
paint job on entire front end

woo, freakin, hoo.
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ya, i probably would have too, but the only thing the guy said to me was "I'm ok, are you ok." I said "ya" in a not so happy way and then the guy went and stayed in his truck for the rest of the time.
We are given considerable training on how to handle the aftermath of an accident. The driver did what he was told to do by the insurance company. If there are no injuries and no risk of further damage then we are to limit contact with the other parties in the accident. We can be terminated for not following those rules.
You are not dealing with FedEx at this point, you are dealing with the insurance company.

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What i should have said is"Ya, you rotten b@st@rd, i'm gunna ram all of those oh so important packages so far down your throat you will be sh!tt!ng christmas presents for the next year." can you tell i'm still a little angry?
No, you did the right thing by keeping your cool.
Getting upset may make you feel better but it will not help your case at all.
The driver did not want to cause an accident, he did not want to hurt you. he screwed up and believe, me he's going to pay for it for the rest of his career.


BTW, UPS does not have any better drivers than FedEx.
I've worked with them as well.
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Old 12-29-2008, 08:57 PM   #46
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We are given considerable training on how to handle the aftermath of an accident. The driver did what he was told to do by the insurance company. If there are no injuries and no risk of further damage then we are to limit contact with the other parties in the accident. We can be terminated for not following those rules.
You are not dealing with FedEx at this point, you are dealing with the insurance company.


No, you did the right thing by keeping your cool.
Getting upset may make you feel better but it will not help your case at all.
The driver did not want to cause an accident, he did not want to hurt you. he screwed up and believe, me he's going to pay for it for the rest of his career.


BTW, UPS does not have any better drivers than FedEx.
I've worked with them as well.
it was best that the guy didn't say anything more to me, he would have been at risk of an early christmas present being shoved where the sun doesn't shine. i think it is also only human nature to want to be as far away from each other as possible (to prevent afore mentioned "present"). the main problem that i had/have is that the day after the accident my husband and i saw the driver still driving carelessly and almost cause another accident. and don't worry i know ups driver's are no better. all of the delivery guys around me drive like maniacs. i live in a rural area (yes we do have rural parts in NJ). these guys are given too much area to drive in and too many packages to deliver in too short of time. they almost have no choice but to drive like @ssholes. it is just very hard not to be very upset when i still don't have my jeep and i just got the damage report (which is worse than i thought b/c of the frame damage). pretty much i feel as though i am getting screwed no matter what the out come, and all i did was try to drive to work.
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I understand you being upset but you haven't even seen the settlement offer yet have you?
You won't get screwed as long as you have a decent attorney and your insurance should have provided one for you. Let the attorney handle all contact with FedEx's representatives.
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:05 PM   #48
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just an update on the Fedex situation. Fedex has decided to assume full responsibility for the accident (seeing as how it was their fault). they have paid my insurance company and are sending me the $1000 deductible. i am still mad about the accident and am still jeep-less, but it is nice finally having an answer as to what is going to happen. hopefully my jeep will be finished in the next 2 weeks or so.
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Great news. So, what disco's did you end up with?

Pix when it's done too.
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Old 01-18-2009, 07:43 AM   #50
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i actually went with the teraflex disco's b/c the collision shop needed them the next day and i wouldn't have the JKS ones until a few days later. so i was not real happy about that but what was i gunna do?
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Old 01-18-2009, 08:54 AM   #51
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Well it is good to here that your going to be taken care of and that things are working out.

As for skeeters comment on UPS drivers not being better.......That may be true but from what I have seen of the 18 wheelers I would have guessed UPS has better drivers. In the winter of 06 I made a trip from Oregon to Kansas and on one long hill I saw 2 or 3 jack-knifed FedEx trucks, several more stuck on the side of the road and 2 FedEx trailers all by themselves torn up (1 upside down and the other on its side) and the boxes scattered everywhere in the center median. I did not see one UPS truck jack-knifed or overturned truck. I did see a number of them that were stuck and several that were parked at the top and bottom. That is just an observation. I'm not saying one is better than the other.
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never mind.
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My bad!!

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