SERIOUSLY. Have you ever hear of breaking a windshield with

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by GreenConcepts, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
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    Link please.
     
  2. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
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    yea. i'm skeptical too as i'v never seen it, and i use my ac on full blast in michigan heat.


    as far as the original post goes, i was gonna say maybe the mower blew a rock. but i think it was mentioned you blow away from thigns with wheels.

    i got an interesting call from someone the other day. their car was lightly sideswiped by a trailer a few days ago. her claim is i put a note on one of MY business cards for her to call me so i can give my insurance info

    o_O
     
  3. CL&T

    CL&T LawnSite Senior Member
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    That bit of information probably came from the guy who replaced a windshield with cheap Chinese aftermarket glass. It was what the glass guy told him a month later when it cracked again.
     
  4. Chuck Norris

    Chuck Norris LawnSite Senior Member
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    One time I broke a windshield with my finger.
     
  5. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
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    gotta tone down the anger man.

    :p
     
  6. Chuck Norris

    Chuck Norris LawnSite Senior Member
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    Bahaha bird you nailed it
     
  7. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    The deductible only applies when you are making a claim against your own insurance. They pay 100% when it is someone else making a claim. I accidentally just bumped a parked car with my trailer. The repairs to the car came to just under $500. My insurance paid it without batting an eye. No premium increase either.
     
  8. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
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    Must vary from state to state. My liability coverage has a $500 deductible, which covers any damage we cause. Whether we are claiming or someone else is making a claim against us.

    I seldom claim anything until it comes to at least $1,000.
     
  9. GreenConcepts

    GreenConcepts LawnSite Member
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    You are probably correct that it varies from state to state because I know the deductible on my policy must be paid before they pay out. The obvious reason is to prevent frivolous nonsense like this.

    I am not trying to sound like a jerk, but you guys telling me that I should weigh paying it vs. losing a contract should rest easy with the knowledge that this is not our first rodeo.

    I just thought that the claim by this person was so absurd I had to share it with others. We know how to look at a crack and determine it's relative age and it had been there a while. it was quite dirty and the whole thing was pretty much as it seemed.
     
  10. hackitdown

    hackitdown LawnSite Silver Member
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    It seems to be unlikely that a blower did it, but it could easily have been a trimmer or mower. The customer would not have noticed until they went to use the car. They don't know what hit it, but it was probably something from a mower or trimmer, and they are just assuming a blower.

    I/we have broken 2 glass storm doors (mower, trimmer), my own truck side window (trimmer), and a customer side window (trimmer).
     

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