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Broken car window

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by handymanlawncare, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. handymanlawncare

    handymanlawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    The neighbor to a client had a broken window on a car that was parked in their yard. It was old and not in use. They are trying to say my employee broke it. I know they are trying to rip me off. What should I do?
     
  2. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,793

    no vid of your guy doing it or police report your guy signed not your problem
     
  3. verant

    verant LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    don't give in and don't worry about it
     
  4. handymanlawncare

    handymanlawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    Now I can sleep tonight. I only charge the client 40 dollars and I am sure the window is a few hundred.
     
  5. Carolina Cuts

    Carolina Cuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,152

    got insurance? They might turn out to be real @holes
     
  6. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,795

    we have had to replace a couple over the past many years. we did it though. if you are sure the employee did not do it, i mean for sure, then forget about it. otherwise you may do the right thing and replace it to not get a bad wrap in your community.
     
  7. mowing grass 1111

    mowing grass 1111 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 433

    i had some guy and his girlfriend stop me a few years saying that we hit their front bumper with the rear tires on one of the ztr mowers . i looked at the bumper and you could see wear the clearcoat had been peeling for years, pos was just trying to scam some money ... i told him what i thought and he sped off
     
  8. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    Just curious as to how you KNOW you didnt do it.
     
  9. Carolina Cuts

    Carolina Cuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,152

    I broke a window last year. Line trimming/edging next to a major road. ( I know the rules ) so I walked the curbline slowly, stopping as traffic drove passed. (redlight 3 blocks down) Long story short, 20 minutes later, a work van pulls up, new version, gentleman in his 50's, clean cut, seemed pretty sincere in letting me know I threw a rock into his windshield. I was torn, cause I know that rock would have gone 40-50feet across two lanes, since there was no traffic when I trimmed. He showed it to me, it was definately knicked, the stone dust was still on the window. So I paid it.
    Didn't need to deal with any BS.
     
  10. handymanlawncare

    handymanlawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    When I pulled up in my truck I niticed the old car sitting in the yard and I said aw man it is going to rain in that car. Then, the owner of the house that I was mowing told me look at that back window the front one was busted last week, now that one. I said what do those people do drive bys? He said I don't know. I unloaded the trailor and got to work.
     

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