Bailment describes the transfer of property from a bailor, who temporarily relinquishes possession but not ownership of the property, to a bailee.
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I think they’re relying on insurance to cover things, which essentially forces me to take the peanuts that they’re wanting to offer me.
I might have misread it, but it was indicated that another key fob was in the truck that belonged to another vehicle. Sounds like inside job to me.This comes down to numbers, obviously.
First, what condition is the truck in -now-?
They and or their insurance are presumably on the hook for damage caused while in their care. Is the truck basically totaled or repairable?
if it’s repairable, they’re probably going to opt to try and fix the truck, which they can do either in house or contractually much cheaper than you can.
But if it’s either not repairable or totaled, then you have a fight on your hands because you’ve got a high mileage truck, but with significant modifications to presumable increase the resale value.
They obviously don’t want to be out of pocket any money.
Not that I’m in any way taking this stealership’s side here, but how was the truck actually stolen? Obviously the thieves got the key from previous posting, but how did they get the key? Was the key secured in a locked room, or out in the open where everyone could see?
Because if the theft wasn’t foreseeable, or reasonably preventable it’s going to be a tougher hill to climb. If they had keys in a locked room, etc and took reasonable precautions, it’s difficult to fault them. OTOH, if they had your key easily accessible, then yes they could have and should have prevented that.
I'm sure it's someone else's fault and the thieves are victims of sorts and actually you owe them gas money and maybe a some type of payments and you will be responsible for medical bills for the therapy they need after being arrested and the ptsd they are now suffering....and probably have to give them your raptor and pay the insurance on and college tuition for them and kids they have in the future or might already have....and this is America these daysDamn that sucks. At least this seems to be headed in the right direction for you. I wish I had some confidence that the scumbags would get justice, but the way things seem to be going these days, I doubt it.