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#11672641 - 06/17/16 04:47 AM Boat damaged in accident...not sure what to do
Gonzo89 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/12/15
Posts: 97
Loc: North Richland hills, TX
Sorry guys I wasn't sure where else to post this and y'all have always been extremely helpful and have much more experience than I do. So last weekend on the way home from the LTSA tournament a unlicensed driver had his wheel come off his Honda Accord, cross the median and smashed into the front of my roommates truck. We got the guys insurance information and the state trooper came out and issued the driver of the Honda a ticket and did an accident report. Honestly we were so concerned about the truck we didn't thoroughly check the boat. A checked the trailer and axle and saw no damage. I went out this morning and noticed a pretty sizable dent in my boat. I'm not sure what I should do? Do I contact his insurance? Should my roommate do it since he was towing the boat with his truck? Any advice is appreciated guys. Thanks

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#11672693 - 06/17/16 06:50 AM Re: Boat damaged in accident...not sure what to do [Re: Gonzo89]
Joe Slab Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/28/13
Posts: 1273
Loc: NTX
Your friend needs to contact his insurance company and provide them with all the information about the incident. His agent should be able to advise him of the steps necessary to fix the problem.

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#11674053 - 06/17/16 06:57 PM Re: Boat damaged in accident...not sure what to do [Re: Gonzo89]
PBrain Offline
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Registered: 08/12/14
Posts: 22
Loc: Pony Creek, Tx
As an insurance agent, my advise would be to contact your boat insurer and let them take care of you. They will then go back to the other guy's company to get your deductible and the money they paid you back. No sense in waiting on 2 other insurance companies to haggle before you get your boat fixed. Sounds like a cut and dried case but I've seen these things string out for a while. Your company's records will show that you were not at fault so it should not affect you.

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#11674157 - 06/17/16 08:08 PM Re: Boat damaged in accident...not sure what to do [Re: Gonzo89]
Gonzo89 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/12/15
Posts: 97
Loc: North Richland hills, TX
Alright. Thanks for the advice goes. I took the boat out today and it's still usable so I'm fortunate as far as that goes.

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#11674225 - 06/17/16 09:01 PM Re: Boat damaged in accident...not sure what to do [Re: Joe Slab]
CHAMPION FISH Offline
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Originally Posted By: Joe Slab
Your friend needs to contact his insurance company and provide them with all the information about the incident. His agent should be able to advise him of the steps necessary to fix the problem.


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#11674766 - 06/18/16 09:32 AM Re: Boat damaged in accident...not sure what to do [Re: CHAMPION FISH]
Andrew Taylor Offline
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Registered: 03/01/14
Posts: 746
Loc: Emory, TX
Originally Posted By: CHAMPION FISH
Originally Posted By: Joe Slab
Your friend needs to contact his insurance company and provide them with all the information about the incident. His agent should be able to advise him of the steps necessary to fix the problem.


Take a lot of pictures.

A LOT

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