Posting in the armory simply becuase most officers like to talk about guns
I was driving to North Richland Hills yesterday afternoon for a meeting, and was rear-ended by a Federal Officer (Homeland Security) while on duty in uniform and a police marked vehicle. It was stop-and-go traffic, and he just ran into me when traffic started moving. I am not at fault, however, their accident investigator had to come out along with Euless Police.
My dilemma. Since Homeland Security (and all Federal agencies) are self-insured, the amount of red-tape involved to start the process is beyond belief. I have to file a tort claim against the goverment, and my insurance agency said it could take months.... I am going to start the process of repair today, will most likely be completely out-of-pocket until completion, and than file a tort against Homeland. If I had to guess; damages are around $1,500-$1,900 (Shelby rearend), and I want to replace with the Ford part numbers installed.
Can I just call the Euless Police, give them the Report Number, and get a copy of the report? Same thing with the Homeland Security folks? Of course, I have voice mails "everywhere", but haven't heard back from anyone other than my agent. Of course, Allstate would handle on my behalf, however, I am still out funds until the Government pays the claim (their estimate is anywhere between 3-24 months), and I would have a claim against my policy.
All I want is to have things fixed the way they were - nothing more. I understand shit happens - even to officers - but to make the process difficult or impossible is just plain ole bullshit..