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Old 03-19-2016, 10:53 AM
 
Location: ATL -> HOU -> DAL
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I have a dash cam now in part for this purpose.

As technologically advanced as cars are nowadays, I don't see why there aren't dash cams built into rearview mirrors. It's the perfect location. Fairly discreet. Can't be too valuable to thieves as they'd be hard wired into cars. Could put a microsd slot in there or use internal memory somewhere in the vehicle that's secure.
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Old 03-19-2016, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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This type scams have been going on for years. One is called a jump-in where one gets in an accident then sells places in the car to people not in the car at the time of the accident. Everybody sues and get a few bucks.
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Old 03-19-2016, 11:35 AM
 
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we always maintain a large umbrella policy it is not even that costly, we pay a couple of hundred bucks a year for it..


As to the car scam, perhaps we should all look into getting a number of cameras mounted to prove fault.
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Old 03-19-2016, 11:41 AM
 
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Texas taxes home furnishings? I likes there near 39 years and never had any property taxed besides my home.
No, the homestead laws I referenced have nothing to do with taxes. They protect designated assets from seizure to pay court judgments.
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Old 03-19-2016, 12:34 PM
 
Location: In a vehicle.
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One time when I was working and making bank I carried 300K worth of insurance. More than once had a co-worker beg me to "Hit them" Now? Hah! I carry $25K state min...You sue me for the rest? Good luck collecting, I'll go work elsewhere, come and find me!
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Old 03-19-2016, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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Sorry I do not understand?????Whose name would you put the property in??
You put your property into a Revocable Trust, you are the Head Trustee and you make all of the decisions related to the asset held by the Trust. In addition, you name one or more people as Trustees, and one of them to whom the title of Head Trustee will pass should the current Head Trustee become incapacitated.

The asset(s) held by the Trust, which is a separate legal entity, are insulated from judgments against the individuals who are merely Trustees. This also simplifies inheritance of property when the Head Trustee dies, as the property is not part of the Estate.

Note: There may be variations in certain legal technicalities depending on the what State one is in- consult with a legal professional for proper advice and assistance. (I am not a lawyer, though I have played one in court.)

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One does not necessarily even have to be involved in an accident to get caught up in a scam like this. In one variation, the scammers simply take down license plate numbers and descriptions of the vehicles to which the plates are attached, and then claim a 'hit and run'.

A friend of mine was caught up in that exact variation and called me because she had been named in a lawsuit, she was frantic. Fortunately, I was able to prove that she was nowhere near the location where the scammers claimed, at the time they claimed...and in a most satisfactory ending, the tables were turned on the scammers and they were busted for fraud.
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Old 03-19-2016, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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The dash cam (mentioned in a previous posting) is invaluable in these situations. The good dash cam has front, rear and side views all in HD. BTW they are very reasonable to buy.

A few years ago, I had a guy back into me in a parking lot. I got him to sign a statement saying he backed into me and that he took full responsibility for the accident but he wasn't willing to do that until I said that I just finished suing a previous driver for hitting me and I didn't want to go throw that again. That must of scared him.
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Old 03-19-2016, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I used to drive a bright yellow VW beetle. One day I was on the 15 going to work in Primm. It was not at all crowded on the road. I was in the right lane driving 70, pretty much all by myself. A car came up really fast behind me. I was watching because it was a pretty boring drive. He pulled right in front of me and slammed on his brakes. I avoided rear-ending him by pulling onto the shoulder. I though he had a blowout or something. I drove past him and continued on. A couple miles down the road, I saw him behind me and he did it again! Pulled right in front of me and slammed on the brakes. This time I was prepared and I was able to stop in time.

I was pretty shaken up when I got to work. And luckily I had his license plate number! YAAAY me! I did call and report it but I have no idea if anything happened. My idea was to report it just in case he did it again and forced someone to hit him. And imagine my surprise when the Highway Patrol stopped by work to talk to me later that day. Turns out this is also a common scam when the freeway to Cali is pretty deserted. No witnesses!

This wasn't recent, probably a couple years ago.

I originally posted this in the Las Vegas forum. Just so it's not confusing to people who don't live there, the 15 is the freeway that goes thru Nevada to California and Siegel Suites is a weekly/monthly rental apartment with no credit checks or leases. It attracts a lot of people who would generally be called undesirable. Primm is a wide space on the road at the NV/CA border. All that's there is a couple casinos and an outlet mall.
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Old 03-19-2016, 07:47 PM
 
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I use my phone. No extra expenses. A cheap memory card can record a weeks worth of hd trips around town before i just record over it. Attached to my dash of course.
Doesn't record anything behind you, which is where the accident in the OP occurred.
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Old 03-19-2016, 08:05 PM
 
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Texas taxes home furnishings? I likes there near 39 years and never had any property taxed besides my home.
Not to change the subject of this thread but yes, some poorer Texas counties still have the authority to impose a county property tax on vehicles. Bailey County is one that still has this tax. Parmer and Lamb Counties used to have this tax.
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