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Lynlw said:
Ross, i've been doing some searches on uninsured drivers laws in ohio and from what i can tell the first thing you should do is find out if savannahs mom (or Savanna, who's car was it?)had uninsured motorist coverage on her car.
Uninsured motorist coverage is coverage you purchase from your own insurance company, which pays for bodily injury losses to you and your passengers as a result of an accident with a driver who is legally responsible for the injuries, but has no liability coverage.
(oh I found this at a lwayers site, i'm not recomending them or anything that just where i found the info http://www.twyfordanddonahey.com/CM/FSDP/PracticePage/Personal-Injury/Uninsured-Motorists.asp

maybe they had it then that should take care of Chri, I'll keep searching tho incase they didn't have it, lyn
I've been trying to find out without disturbing her family during the calling hours and funeral, but come Monday morn, I am calling and finding out. I need answers and I'm not getting any at all currently. Heck, State Trooper never returned my call!
 

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Get a response

Get a response

Ross contact the legal authority that employs the State Troopers in writing, snail mail or email then they have to respond. Also include the political level of government whose Responsibility State Troopers are so you get a response. Government employees hate politicians who are their paymasters getting involved. You are a tax payer demand that they work for you. :)
 

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OldManEmu said:
Ross contact the legal authority that employs the State Troopers in writing, snail mail or email then they have to respond. Also include the political level of government whose Responsibility State Troopers are so you get a response. Government employees hate politicians who are their paymasters getting involved. You are a tax payer demand that they work for you. :)
I'm going to do one better, I'm going up to the post and ask my questions. This is ridiculous.
 

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Get it in writing

Get it in writing

Ross make sure you get a written response, it sounds like things are in limbo. If you get a written response there can be no back peddling latter. When dealing with government authorities only deal with them in writing then they can't just placate you and latter back peddle on a "misunderstanding". :)
 

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I have an idea

I have an idea

Hey Ross,

While we can't be there in person to help out, I think that we may be able to help out in another way.

Whenever you determine who might be a decision maker in this whole mess (Dr., Insurance company, Lawyer, Politician, etc.), give us their contact information.

We have strength in numbers here and hundreds of letters pleading you case will go a long way towards helping you fight your battles.

What do you think people? Lets band together and make things happen for Ross!!!

Ross - You just tell us where to start, and brief us on what you want us to say and we will reach out and "touch" some of these people!
 

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Thanks Hank. I'm sure I'll be fine once I get some friggin answers. It's just getting them that has me so frustrated.
 

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Ross said:
I'm going to do one better, I'm going up to the post and ask my questions. This is ridiculous.
Ross that sounds like a good idea, was the accident close to you? if so I would go up and ask for a copy of the accident report if you haven't gotten one all ready. maybe first call the barracks and ask if you can get a copy of the report since Chris isn't a minor, but you are his parent and he is in no shape to pick one up. Lyn
 

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Get a response

Get a response

Ross as I suggested only deal with government authorities in writing and ask for a written response by a set date. Government bodies are masters of bluff an filibuster. Push them and the politician responsible, they both hate negative publicity. Don't let these spineless people get away fobbing you off. :)
 

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Lynlw said:
Ross that sounds like a good idea, was the accident close to you? if so I would go up and ask for a copy of the accident report if you haven't gotten one all ready. maybe first call the barracks and ask if you can get a copy of the report since Chris isn't a minor, but you are his parent and he is in no shape to pick one up. Lyn
The accident wasn't close, but the highway patrol post is only 1 mile away from my house.

OldManEmu, if I have to, you bet I will!
 
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Ross,

If you haven't already, it might be good to have Chris assign Power of Attorney (both durable and medical) to you. That way you can procure all these reports without anyone being able to hassle you about your rights to do so.
 

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To everyone that I have not acknowledged, I thank you. I just haven't the time to reply to everyone. :)
 
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Dear Ross:

I have followed the story of your son, his fiancee and future mother in law daily, except this weekend. Initially I was surprised to hear that Chris was at home, but then I remembered my friend last year.

She was in a vry bad accident last year, and like Chris broke/mangled her right foot. She also had broken ribs (from the seatbelt) a broken finger, and bruises you would not believe across her shoulder and chest, breast area. Of course the seatbelt saved her life.

She was in the hospital, about five days, and they sent her home. She had incredibly GOOD insurance. Her mother, the one she lives with, is 80 years old. She could not walk, but transferred herself back and forth into a wheelchair, through sheer will power, and medication. A week later, she is at the ortho guy, to schedule surgery. Mentions to him that her other foot is pretty sore, can' step on it, they take an xray, and sure enough the heel is broken on the other foot. They schedule the surgery, and she is out of work for 6 months. Her car is not salvagable. A group of us got together, and tried as best we could to help out. One of us was there every night....grocery shopping,take out the trash, etc. She had a very hard time with the injuries, and even though Chris is young, I suspect he is going to as well. It is a long, long road. She still does not walk properly (a bit over a year later), her foot is very swollen still, and, because of her age probably, it has changed her forever. The ortho guy told her that this was the best it would be.

She did not, however, have a brain injury.

Her health insurnace leaned the insurnace claim she had against the other driver's insurnace, so they were paid out of the settlement. So, about the only thing she got out of it, was a new car. Wages were not replaced, nothing for her pain and suffering. Mind you she had car insurance, and the other driver (an elderly lady) had decent car insurnace. Now she could have gone after the lady, but she opted out. It was a good thing she carried, privately, disability insurnace. Here is the kicker.....she is a registered nurse. So of all people, one would have thought they would have given her extra good care in hospital......but no, five days later, home to an 80 year old woman. You go figure.

In conclusion, Ross, I join all of the others, in being SO grateful that your son has come as far as he has in his recover, as well as his fiancee. It could be SO much worse., We wish you the best in the coming weeks, months.,

Marybeth
 

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I know it could Marybeth. What worries me is that he is going to need special surgery at either the Cleveland Clinic or Case Western Reserve for bone grafting to make this foot usable. As is, it's just there and cannot be used for anything other then an ornament. How is a specialist going to work with someone with no health insurnace and no way to pay up front? This is what's troubling my soul. This needs to be taken care of very soon and if we don't get some cooperation out of the other parties, I'm afraid he's going to get left out of the care loop.
 
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Ross:

I truly beleive this will work out. If the other vehicle WAS insured, then the Dr. will be paid out of the proceeds. Again, they will "lean" the insurance claim your son will have. When he sees the ortho guy in a week, do you have the confidence that Chris will get the referral he needs, to get that foot fixed properly? If the Dr. he is seeing does not have the expertise to make the repair, will he refer out?

As an aside, how is his "confusion"?????

Marybeth
 

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Oh Ross. Whereas I am delighted that Chris is on the mend, I have to say that I am horrified that he is home already. Then I am never going to understand your medical system.

I do hope that you manage to ge things sorted and that he gets the medical treatment he needs.
 

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Ross, I can't provide any further understanding into the health care, attorney, and insurance issue. I truly wish that I could.

I can say however, that I was struck by how your much your son resembles you, especially around the eyes. You'd never be able to deny he's yours. I have the same thing with my son.

Your family remains in my thought, Ross.

Very best wishes,
 

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Mb said:
Ross:

I truly beleive this will work out. If the other vehicle WAS insured, then the Dr. will be paid out of the proceeds. Again, they will "lean" the insurance claim your son will have. When he sees the ortho guy in a week, do you have the confidence that Chris will get the referral he needs, to get that foot fixed properly? If the Dr. he is seeing does not have the expertise to make the repair, will he refer out?

As an aside, how is his "confusion"?????

Marybeth
The whole situation is surrounded with "If". If it was insured, then maybe a specialist will see him. I've got to find out if it's insurance, victims compensation fund, court or what. If they have to bill him, I'm afraid no one will touch him. Dr. Glazer has already recommended The Cleveland Clinic or Case Western Reserve.
 

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Still keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. I hope things get worked out this week as far as insurance and how to handle the rest of Chris' recovery.
 

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Nancy said:
Still keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. I hope things get worked out this week as far as insurance and how to handle the rest of Chris' recovery.
Likewise Joe and yourself. When this is all over, do you think we can go to an island and just sit around drinking margaritas?
 

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