Went to Wisconsin to pick up a load had to go to rear of building and it’s a tight space to back into have to pull forward then back up.It was muddy and frozen and full of snow the parking lot, I Pulled forward to back into the bay to be loaded when I pulled forward my truck front end fell into a large over 3ft hole in the ground when I finally backed out it ripped off half of my front bumper and messed up suspension. I reported to the guys I. The warehouse was told I wasn’t first driver to lose their bumper in that hole. I called the companies headquarters they said they would send someone to look at hole but didn’t understand why I would have to pull that far ahead, I explained I had to in order to get my large truck and trailer into that space and why hadn’t that hole been fixed or baracaded off since it was known about. She wasn’t sure why but would let VP know. He was rude said property owner responsible. Property owner refuses to pay for damages.. I have to pay over 3000.00 for damages and loose a weeks pay. I want to know legal rights..
I think you are leaving some things out, but I'll try to guess and fill in the blanks.
If you are an owner/operator, you should file a claim with your insurer as well as the insurer for the company you were picking up from. Let them fight it out. Your company will pursue return of your deductible.
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