Only one month later, we have come to a settlement agreement
Goodyear and their insurance were extremely coooperative and fair in their handling of my claim. Thank you Goodyear.
Car has been deemed totaled.
According to their claims department, it's now up to Goodyear's Legal Department and their Insurance to make a determination as to handle the vehicle.
First of all, I did EVERYTHING I was supposed to except stick around and watch.
Dropped my Elise off to the local Goodyear shop to have new F1G3s installed. My Father-in-law is the service manager and has been for 10 years. He is out on medical leave, but he met me at the shop this morning, because he understands the uniqueness of the car.
I handed them the tire tools and opened the Owner's Manual to the jacking instructions so they would be clear. We went over all the instructions and they assured me I was in good hands.
We (my father-in-law and I both left)
1 hour later I get a call about the "accident" and that I needed to come down...
So this is what I found...
It get's better. They said they read the manual, but not to the point where it spoke about the 4-point lift. After the crash, they continued reading. Yipee for me.
The damage is inclusive of the rear clam, front clam, underneath the driver's door, and a nice puncture through the bottom diffuser around the passenger seat area.
More pics here... http://www.my914-6.com/crap
When I was there, they had a wrecker attached with a winch to the front end so it wouldn't come crashing down. After it cleared the lift, the front end swung around and crashed into some tool chests.
I'm mostly worried about the rear structure... the puncture underneath and the loss of value of the car (it's paid off free and clear)!
I've already called Dimmit in Clearwater and they are expecting the vehicle. Goodyear has filed the claim with their carrier and has promised to fully cover the repair. Luckly my FIL was there as a witness.
What else do I need to be concerned about in the repair/insurance claim? Diminished value, loss of use (not my primary vehicle), etc.
Dammit!!!! And I have the Central Florida Lotus Fun Run on Saturday which I've been organizing. Guess I'll have to drive the 911. :sad: