I want to take a moment to thank all of you who shared my story online via Facebook and Twitter to help me find the guy who hit me. Thanks to Kenn McCracken, Daniel Walters, Ann Brasher, Wade Kwon, Allison Graves Cheatwood, Nancy Porter, Monk, Carrie Hill, Will Nevin, Donnie Garvich, Cynthia Miller, Billie Dupree, Amber Roberson, Victor Brown, Terra Thornton, David Willingham, Curtis Faulk, Phyllis Neill, Paul, SoundCheckMama, and Elaine Tindill-Rohr. I won’t call the guy who hit me a jerk, because the card he gave me WAS his business card – with a company name, his name and number on it. He doesn’t answer that phone and there is no voice mail set up, but it was a start and that is how we found him. Through all of this I am grateful he did at least do that and also that no one was seriously injured. I truly believe he would have stayed to exchange insurance information with me had he not seen me grab my cell phone to call the police. For whatever reason, that spooked him. That being said, it’s still my word against his and I fear that it may turn into a legal battle as he isn’t returning my insurance company’s calls. I am looking into obtaining a lawyer just in case this gets ugly, which I hope it does not. I simply want to recoup what I have lost and not pay out-of-pocket myself any more than I already have.
Since it is my word against his (even though our vehicles fit together perfectly in a mangled mess), I am looking for the man who went after him that day. I’m not sure how to go about finding him. I’m going to check with the police department to see if anyone reported it that day to 911 or something. I’m also going to put an ad on Craigslist. I’m not sure where else I should try besides (again) paying out-of-pocket to put an ad on AL.com and the Birmingham News. What are your thoughts on that? All suggestions are welcome.
I am currently trying to contact the police department to add an amendment to my accident report since I now know that I transposed 2 of the numbers on the tag and also have all of his info. We shall see what happens.
Thank you so much for the many calls, texts, Facebook messages, tweets, and visits to check on me. I am OK and I will be OK, but I this has (of course) turned into a huge headache. Still, as I keep telling myself, it could be MUCH worse and there are others with much bigger problems out there – that keeps me in check.
Find peace inside.