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no. it is only for the price of the car. I got the amount I am asking for because that is what Allstate, their insurance, originally offered.
Thank you. That is very helpful. I am heavily relying on the law as stated in the Texas Drivers Handbook. She claims the stop sign was run. Which I claim it was not. So, it is a she said she said situation. I know it wasn't but after sitting and waiting for almost 3 hours for an officer her husband called a detective friend to come down to the site. After the detective got there and he called it in an officer showed up within 3 minutes. The detective shared a few words with the officer and then he worked the site. No tickets were given and my car was able to be driven home by climbing through the passenger side.
my concern is she has a detective who swayed an officer not to give a ticket to her. Should that be a concern to me?
It was about an 40 minutes prior to sunset. Both cars had to look into the sun in the west to check for traffic. Roads were clear, no weather conditions present.
my car was Traveling north on Cherokee and arrived at the intersection of Cherokee and Prairie. Stopped at the stop sign and saw oncoming red vehicle (south bound). The red vehicle stopped next, no signal was noted. Both vehicles proceeded forward. Both vehicles were in the center of the intersection at the same time when the red vehicle driven by Mrs. Basinger made a LEFT turn to go EAST on Prairie. That is when Mrs. Basinger hit my car.
My car came to a complete stop was made. Day runner lights were on. Checked for east and west bound traffic on Prairie and none was observed. Only car observed was oncoming red car. No left hand turn signal was seen.
My car is light to medium gray. The dayrunners are always on because it is difficult to see me. I truly believe her when she said she did not see the car in the intersection when she turned. Especially after she and her 80 year old eyes looked into the sun to check for cross traffic.
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