Name: bdogg_mcgee

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8.20.2008,8/20/2008 05:55:00 PM
Finally! Part II
I hated to do that to y'all last night, but it was really turning out to be a long post, and I like doing cliffhangers anyway, so I thought it was a good place to stop. :) I'm evil, I know.

So anyway, my attorney pulls out LB's Facebook profile, and I start reading it. Here are some of the lovely highlights of what she had written:

"I love driving fast and have the record to prove it"

"Here's to the drunken nights I'll never remember with the friends I'll never forget"

"I love staying single, seeing double, and sleeping triple"

Later, the mediator comes in and says to my attorney, "The defense is saying they never got the Stowers letter," which was essentially a letter my attorney had sent back in January telling the insurance company that we just wanted to get this all over with, and if they paid us the policy limit, we would settle immediately and that would be the end of it.

The insurance company never responded. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside just thinking about it.

So my attorney told the mediator, "I sent that Stowers letter back in January, and here is a copy of it," and handed the mediator the letter. Seemingly, someone at the defense attorney's office f-ed up and the defense attorney never got the letter, or he's lying. My attorney gives the mediator the Stowers letter to show to the defense, and then says, "Show them this, too," and hands the mediator LB's Facebook profile, with all the juicy bits highlighted.

A few minutes later the mediator comes in and says, "You got policy limit." She goes on to tell us that she pulled the defense attorney and the insurance adjuster out of the room and said, "Here is the Stowers letter you claim you never received. The plaintiff is demanding you give her policy limit, or I am going to pull LB's father out here and show him his daughter's Facebook profile," and she handed the attorney and the adjuster the pages, to which they said, "Oh, crap," and I got a check the same day.


I wish I could have been a fly on the wall to witness that conversation.

Finally, after almost a year and a half, this whole stupid business is over. After my medical bills and the attorney was paid, we came out with a decent amount that will help pay off some debt and have some left over to put into savings. And I learned a valuable lesson - if someone rear ends you and runs off, and they catch who did it, have their ass arrested!
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