Somebody’s gotta pay me

Horribly wronged individual, or lawsuit-happy crapweasel?

Ill make this brief and straightforward. Bought a new 2017 car a year ago. Got into an accident which was my fault, caused severe damage to my radiator. Geico covered the repairs. Had multiple inspections done to make sure all issues were resolved. Year later my transmission acts up. Transmission and radiator severely damaged. 2 Geico inspectors sent to check my car’s damage, found that the piece used to fix my radiator was a faulty one and actually badly damaged the radiator and the transmission. Almost 10g in damage. Piece was sent to manufacturer for further “inspection” of it. Been a month and haven’t heard a word. No rental car was provided, had to get one out of pocket, had to pay for rides, and lost my job during the time. I want to formulate a case of some kind, would this be something a lawyer could work with?

My thinking: yeah, he might get $10,000, but he’s going to be paying $20,000 in legal fees.


  1. McGehee »

    29 January 2019 · 11:41 am


    If GEICO covered repairs from an accident that was their policyholder’s fault, they ought to be willing to cover these secondary damages as well — they got swindled at least as much as the policyholder.

    He might even get compensated for inconvenience if he had the right kind of policy, but something tells me he didn’t bother to pay for that.

  2. fillyjonk »

    29 January 2019 · 1:04 pm

    Yeah, I was gonna say: if that happened to me I am pretty sure my State Farm policy would arrange for a loaner. I’m guessing it didn’t happen quite exactly like he said it did.

    I’m wondering if GEICO cut the guy a check for the cost of a reputable repair, and he took it to Billy Bob’s Fly-By-Night Parts-Real-Cheap-Trust-Us Shadetree Mechanic, and bought an Xbox (or whatever it is crapweasels buy) with the balance.

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