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Need some help in texas. Frame being replaced on my LE. Was hit by a company car on my way home from buying it. 2016 pearl white with 51 miles. Anyone know a attorney that can help with loss of use and diminished value. Damages currently just over $14k.
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That sucks glad you are ok. Not sure I'd want it after they fix it. These things can be flakey enough as it is at times without a total tear down and reassemble. Good luck!
 

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Just glad you're ok!

Bet the person who hit you said, holy crap what is that that I hit?
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That's me going 25mph and I'm sure she was going faster then me. I was a little banged up. Seatbelt holds you in place well. The clutch or brake cut the leather on my work boots. Hurt my ribs, ankle, most my left side hurt. No broken bones or anything. It hurt more then in a car doing 35mph hitting a solid wall. That visual moment you have stuck in your head right as you first see her and you are making contact I wish I could unsee
 

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Good work or not, I agree with @SlingJockey try to get it replaced. Envy Motoring does good work and I still see them struggling with the poor quality of the SS. What should take an hour sometimes takes two or more since you have to fix stuff just from taking it apart and putting back together.
 

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Makes me wonder about your insurance company. I always thought if the frame is damaged, the insurance usually declares it Totaled. I wouldn't be happy with the vehicle given all the potential problems from switching everything from the old frame to the new one.
 

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Ive got to totally agree with BKL! Anytime the cost of the repair is as high as it is going to be on yours, they usually always total the vehicle. Attorney or not, I'd make sure they "total" the vehicle and cut you a check, PERIOD.

Unless you have injury from the accident id totally stand clear of an attorney, their service isn't needed at all! You'll also find by using an attorney, especially without any injury you'll end up spending money for his/her services that you wont be able to recover from the other party involved. I did see where you stated you did suffer some injuries or that you did suffer some pain. Did you go directly to the hospital via ambulance at the scene? If not, then I'd really stand clear of the attorney. You'll also find that many good attorneys wont want to take your case on unless you do have verifiable injuries that are supported by a doctor.

These are only based on my personal experiences in similar situations. But one thing for sure that I would make certain of, is getting the SS closed out as a "total" loss. Also you asked about getting diminished value of the SS. Here's how that works. If your SS is brand new which of course it was or even if you had it for a longer period of time. Your chances of receiving damages by way of diminished value is pretty slim to none, here's why. If your vehicle is repaired with mostly factory parts and named brand parts such as SS branded parts there is NO diminished value extended.

And here's something to think about. Would it be worth it to receive diminished value by allowing a body shop to use parts that aren't SS branded? I would think it wouldn't be worth it at all to go that route especially if you think you'll be selling it down the road. Most people will want all original branded factory parts. Also loss of use would be considered if it was your only form of transportation and that of course would have to be proven by yourself to even be considered for that coverage. Its even hard to get loss of use when you're driving a automobile, not to mention the SS isn't considered to be an automobile. Some people also get confused when it comes to receiving a loaner vehicle as well. Most insurance companies will "try" to put you in a similar type loaner vehicle as to the one you were driving. However the industry standard now is to allow for a loaner vehicle priced from $30 to a max of $40 bucks daily.

Pretty much all the info I've provided for you here is exactly what hiring an attorney will do for you. Im in NO WAY representing myself as an attorney in this communication either. I'm only posting facts based on my personal experiences in life that I've gone through myself. The last time having gone through this being approx 2 years ago. I'm sorry if what I've explained to you is hard for you to believe or accept or if it makes you angry. I'm only trying to pass pertinent information on to you based on my own experiences as stated. If you would like more information or help from me, please pm me and I'll be more than happy to help you out. I'm truly sorry for what happened to you and well as your SS. I know it totally blows beyond all to have something like this happen to you! Take care and please feel free to pm me for any additional information, take care!
 

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I just realized that I ASSumed it was the OPs insurance company that wanted to replace the frame, but I now realize that it should have been the other driver's insurance. If that is the case, getting a lawyer might help influence the other company to do the right thing and replace the vehicle. Even if the OP has to pay the lawyer, the added piece of mind from a better outcome might be worth it.
 

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New SS wrecked that bad ,even if you fix it the value of it will drop like a rock. Make them give you a new one
 

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From what the OP said, his SS is already in the shop being fixed. He alluded to this in one of his responses as to "my dealership does good work". Looks like he made the thread and then forgot about it. Sure would be nice for an update! Sounds like he already did the meat of his incident then came on here to post about it. Kind of a little backwards especially if he was looking for some advice, my two cents. Sling on
 

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Need some help in texas. Frame being replaced on my LE. Was hit by a company car on my way home from buying it. 2016 pearl white with 51 miles. Anyone know a attorney that can help with loss of use and diminished value. Damages currently just over $14k. View attachment 56224
I know your post is a year old but it is the first time I have seen it. I hate that happened to you. Going to read rest of thread to see how it turned out. Hopefully they totaled it so you could buy a new one.
 

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Need some help in texas. Frame being replaced on my LE. Was hit by a company car on my way home from buying it. 2016 pearl white with 51 miles. Anyone know a attorney that can help with loss of use and diminished value. Damages currently just over $14k. View attachment 56224
why wasn't it totaled.....when a motorcycle frame is damaged it is always totaled.....I have seen less damage on a sling and it was totaled.....get a new one....tell them it doesn't feel safe now.....weird
 

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why wasn't it totaled.....when a motorcycle frame is damaged it is always totaled.....I have seen less damage on a sling and it was totaled.....get a new one....tell them it doesn't feel safe now.....weird
I'd love to pick up a Sling like that on the cheap. I have connections that can straighten a frame in about 30 minutes, I can wrench with diligence when properly prodded and I'd make a shitload of money on it after done. The damage is not as dire as one might think.
 

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You bought a "new SS" the insurance company should buy you a "new SS" period.

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I didn't want it totaled. When it was all said and done. I have it repaired with a free turbo and I got $22k. I spent $2.6k on attorney fees. That's why. I had a plan in motion I came up with in the week after the crash.
 

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I'd love to pick up a Sling like that on the cheap. I have connections that can straighten a frame in about 30 minutes, I can wrench with diligence when properly prodded and I'd make a shitload of money on it after done. The damage is not as dire as one might think.
They did try to low ball the frame labor at 35 hours. Final repair cost was just over $17k. Used the $6k for the frame to install a turbo. Even when I had it appraised they thought the frame was replaced vs repaired. I'm very happy with the outcome. With it didn't take a year though.
 
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